This first installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- will cover final approach, and show how proper use of attitude flying can produce a stable landing with very little excess energy that could otherwise extend landing and rollout distance.

The third installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- covers landing technique. "Greasing it on" is often a luxury of long runways, but when short with no go-around is the objective, minimum speed and maximum control is in order.