• The Approach

    The Approach - Takeoff

    The second installment of The Approach -- a series on strategy for approaching and departing backcountry airstrips -- will cover takeoff technique: An often overlooked but critical skill for backcountry performance and safety.

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Products, Gear, and Technology bumper Today, 00:32am View the latest post Desser introduces new tundra tire
I've been running the Goodyear 26" blimp tires as I have to taxi on a lot of asphalt where tread squirm eats up AKB's. Tough to justify eating up $2000 AKB 31's that way. When...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures learntolandshort Yesterday, 22:41pm View the latest post The Approach: A new series on backcountry flying strategy
Thanks for watching! and Zane is being Modest, I basically give him a comma-less, period-less mass of words and he arranges them to be useful.
I am on a limited internet connection...
Marketplace OregonMaule Yesterday, 22:10pm View the latest post FS: 08 Chev 1 ton dually
Rob,
I don't think you mentioned the topper from the photo. Are you keeping that?
Hey DP: yep putting it on the new pickup.
Im confused, its ok to advertise a truck but one of our...
AEROPOD Yesterday, 21:51pm View the latest post FS: 1954 170B with 180HP $80K
Details...got these hubcaps done this week so had to get them installed. Added a few more pics to the flickr link too.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/13975156521_6bfb49fd00_z.jpg
image...
Trip Reports S-12Flyer Yesterday, 21:25pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
Checking out the high country strips after a long wet winter.
Look to be in excellent shape.
Still can't seem to get the settings on the GoPro right.
VHdUMVH4uv0
Theory, Practice, and Procedures TxKiger Yesterday, 21:07pm View the latest post Grass Runway landings
I fly the longer pattern because that's what I was taught from my instructor . I'm sure with time I'll be able to shorten it and get a better feel for the handling characteristics...
Aircraft Types A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:07pm View the latest post Canadian Stinson Owners
Ok. If your ever up around Grande Prairie let me know.
David
Around the Campfire straight tail Yesterday, 20:03pm View the latest post Flying the Willamette vid
Thought those cubs couldn't land and willamette gravel bar

Airstrips from Shortfield.com

Apr 8, 2014 | 20:19 pm 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ 0V7 - KAYENTA, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...
Apr 8, 2014 | 20:09 pm 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ 24AZ - PLEASANT VALLEY AIRSTRIP, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...
Apr 8, 2014 | 15:37 pm 28U - OWYHEE RESERVOIR STATE, OR 28U - OWYHEE RESERVOIR STATE, OR
sfuhrman updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 25, 2014 | 22:23 pm new - Robbins Skyranch, CA new - Robbins Skyranch, CA
flynengr updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 25, 2014 | 22:16 pm new - Salt Springs Valley Strip, CA new - Salt Springs Valley Strip, CA
flynengr updated an airstrip description...
Mar 24, 2014 | 21:26 pm No ID 041 - TEMPERANCE CREEK, OR No ID 041 - TEMPERANCE CREEK, OR
sfuhrman updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 24, 2014 | 03:14 am 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR 6OR9 - REDS WALLOWA HORSE RANCH, OR
Bugs66 updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 23, 2014 | 23:47 pm No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA No ID 140 - MERCEY HOT SPRINGS, CA
dudestickle updated an airstrip photo...
Mar 20, 2014 | 20:59 pm E92 - ESTANCIA MUNI, NM E92 - ESTANCIA MUNI, NM
zaitcev updated an airstrip PIREP...
Mar 14, 2014 | 15:07 pm new - Wayside Inn, AZ new - Wayside Inn, AZ
timmonst updated an airstrip video...

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