• 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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The Sporting Life dcotton 38 minutes ago View the latest post My 185 Hunting/Fishing Wagon
Man that is awesome. Your living the dream brother!
Marketplace bigrenna Today, 04:10am View the latest post FS: Cessna Metal Wing Tips
For sale: stock all metal wingtips from a 55 C170B removed after a Sportsman install. I believe same tips for the L19 and C172 and 180. PM if interested.
Asking $500
Around the Campfire A1Skinner Yesterday, 21:19pm View the latest post Where did you NOT fly today??
Nowhere today. Or the last few days. Looked out my front window the on Thursday to see this, minus the jack of course. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/re6ehume.jpg
A...
Airports and Airstrips Karmutzen Yesterday, 20:24pm View the latest post Charlotte Lake airstrip
Anybody been in to the old strip on the SE end of Charlotte Lake lately? Curious if it is landable. Probably a few Charlotte Lakes around, this one is near Nimpo Lake. Strip is on...
Trip Reports courierguy Yesterday, 19:23pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
A new 7,000' ridgetop. om the way to breakfast. I found some junk up there, a broken deep cycle battery, left to rot. I strapped it down and took it with me, and got 10 buck this AM...
Modifications Battson Yesterday, 18:15pm View the latest post Robertson STOL opinions?
Hey Rob,
I see where you are coming from. If I owned a 180 and a Super Cub (and I only know two people who are lucky / hard-working enough for that!) - I don't think I'd need to consider...
Float flying A1Skinner Yesterday, 17:49pm View the latest post Minnesota-Seatle X-Country via Canada on Straight Floats
Wish I could help you out Brad. I just don't know of many flaot landing places where fuel is available. I know Dawson Creek has a float plane strip with fuel, but thats pretty much...

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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