• 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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Airports and Airstrips RanchPilot 18 minutes ago View the latest post Wind river range Wyoming
For the best beta, I'd call Wild Iris in Lander (www.wildirisclimbing.com) and/or the Great Outdoor Shop in Pinedale ((307) 367-2440). In addition to great climbing info, they might...
Aircraft Types PAMR MX 47 minutes ago View the latest post Question about Maule flaps
EZ- I would guess they came from that time frame. Who knows. Wish i still had my cub and could work on getting it certified but mehh.. time.
Around the Campfire Darinh Today, 22:10pm View the latest post Cayuse Creek
I'll leave the pics up to richpiney.... I'm not saying he has been into all those strips but I'm not saying he hasn't. He's a great pilot.
Back to Cayuse Creek.... It looks like...
Trip Reports piperpainter Today, 22:01pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Wanted to go to HAF but it went IFR so we went to STS....hot but great day! Both planes full! http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq340/piperpainter/2014/0A182957-0422-4F12-8D8D-B3D11E2B8CAF.jpg
Accident Analysis Hawk Today, 22:00pm View the latest post Florida Aircraft Accident/Emergency Landing
Another one for the uninformed news people. Look at some of the comments at the end of the article.
Florida Father Killed, Daughter Critically Injured in Beach Plane Crash
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Video Gallery WYflyer Today, 21:47pm View the latest post Video: Green River Lakes Flight (Updated Video)
Unlike the Red Desert that you turned me on to, I've walked about every foot of that video (still pretty dim due to the early morning light but was that the "Cirque" that...
Trip Reports Oregon180 Today, 21:46pm View the latest post Oregon180 and Family Fly North To Alaska!
Thanks, guys! We ended up camping 13 nights out of the trip, so a little more than half the time. We had a pretty good system for setting up and breaking camp by the end of the trip.
Live to Tell SixTwoLeemer Today, 21:10pm View the latest post Almost crashed at Johnson Creek, ID
Holy shit....you failed to touch down on a three quarter of a mile long runway. Then realized your cooker quit...after you missed.. Then you pull out some chuck Yeager shit and nurse...

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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