• 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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Theory, Practice, and Procedures Barnstormer 4 minutes ago View the latest post Pre-accident Preparation
The most important thing that was ever said to me was "The moment you have to do a forced landing the insurance company owns the plane".
That was an astounding revelation.
Before...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration Tom 19 minutes ago View the latest post Project: New C180H - The Madness Begins...
Are you on your way to osh with the 180? I am. Just finished late last night. Man this 180mph gs, I could get used to that.
Community OregonMaule 19 minutes ago View the latest post Pacific City airport. We bought a building lot!
Looks like the coast is going to be superb for several days. If you can't take the heat we will be 71-75. Come by. Cheers Rob
ExperimentalAviator 30 minutes ago View the latest post Am I a bush pilot too?
i have a camera and i take it with me when i go to corvallis,
but if i don't take it there always some neat flying machine that's there.
Around the Campfire wtxdragger Today, 06:45am View the latest post Crop Dusters Thread
Sounds like a West Texas Rio Grande fishing trip. Strangest bunch of of oddball friends you can stand to be around.
Products, Gear, and Technology mtv Today, 06:45am View the latest post Goodyear 8.50x6 vs shaved Specialty "Superhawk" tire
One other thing to consider is the actual weight of the tires. Goodyears tend to weigh more than other tires of the same size.
Which is explained by the fact that they are larger. ...
Aircraft Types CamTom12 Today, 05:54am View the latest post Question about Maule flaps
damn that mechanical advantage!
I wouldn't have guessed 3" would have that much effect either. Probably some trig involved with the different angle your arm was applying force...
Around the Campfire Barnstormer Today, 04:47am View the latest post New private pilot
Well done. Now you have a license to learn.
Try and join us at the second largest fly-in in Texas.
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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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