• The Approach

    The Approach - Landing

    The third installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- covers landing technique for the unique environment of the backcountry. Read More
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Marketplace highroad Today, 00:06am View the latest post FS: Metal Wall Art...UPDATE!!!!
Ordered tonight and already got the shipping confirmation. Thanks!
Video Gallery highroad Today, 00:05am View the latest post Cameron Airshow Video
Those dudes spinning on the ground went solid IMC.
I was wondering if they filed each time, lol!
The heat from that jet truck had to give a pretty solid thump as they flew through it.
Modifications Zzz Yesterday, 22:55pm View the latest post C-170B/ IO-360M1B conversion underway
I'll work on that for you Brett. Does anybody know if Imgur will let you upload videos? It's just that I already have an account. Thx
Nothing works better than Youtube and the capture...
Trip Reports idair Yesterday, 22:12pm View the latest post Wagon westward - MountainMatt's Idaho adventure
Awesome video. If you have the source footage resolution, please upload at 1080P, it's that beautiful.
Airports and Airstrips idair Yesterday, 22:04pm View the latest post magic reservoir (Idaho)?
Has anyone been here recently? What is there nearby to do (fish, resort, food) and how are the airfield conditions?
Is it worth a visit or no?
NimpoCub Yesterday, 21:34pm View the latest post Charlotte Lake airstrip
Been out there on the quad (couple yrs ago). Ditch (erosion) approx. mid field, and plenty of crud laying around. Have a good look, and wear big boots. Might get a visit from the...
Aircraft Types Battson Yesterday, 21:21pm View the latest post PA 18 - Super Cub - Education
180 HP vs 160 HP cubs. I fly with a buddy that has 2 180 cubs. He is faster, rips off the ground quicker and at the same speed burns the same or less fuel than me. The extra 20-40...
Trip Reports UH-60andC-180 Yesterday, 21:11pm View the latest post Oregon180 and Family Fly North To Alaska!
As others have said, congratulations on a great family trip and terrific trip report. Good on you for letting us come along.

Airstrips from Shortfield.com

Jul 7, 2014 | 16:12 pm 55S - PACKWOOD, WA 55S - PACKWOOD, WA
pilotmike updated an airstrip PIREP...
Jun 23, 2014 | 14:57 pm new - Little Y, UT new - Little Y, UT
Thorsten updated an airstrip photo...
Jun 22, 2014 | 01:04 am S81 - INDIAN CREEK USFS, ID S81 - INDIAN CREEK USFS, ID
sfuhrman updated an airstrip PIREP...
Jun 13, 2014 | 15:02 pm NC27 - LOWER CREEK, NC NC27 - LOWER CREEK, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 15:00 pm NC2 - TAYLORSVILLE, NC NC2 - TAYLORSVILLE, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 14:59 pm N92 - LANEYS, NC N92 - LANEYS, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 14:56 pm NC38 - PROPST, NC NC38 - PROPST, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 13, 2014 | 14:48 pm E40 - WILSON'S, NC E40 - WILSON'S, NC
jaredyates updated an airstrip description...
Jun 12, 2014 | 16:20 pm 8U4 - SPOTTED BEAR /USFS/, MT 8U4 - SPOTTED BEAR /USFS/, MT
chrisg updated an airstrip video...
Jun 11, 2014 | 15:53 pm new - Field Station, OR new - Field Station, OR
piperpainter updated an airstrip description...

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