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OREGON SKI FLYING, My first political VICTORY !!!

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OREGON SKI FLYING, My first political VICTORY !!!

Back in the Winter 2012 I called Oregon DOT and asked if they would allow skiplanes at Beaver Marsh. DOT's determination would be based on the new owner, who said no problem.

I was planning a flight to Bend (from Burns) and noticed an amendment to BEAVER MARSH! Ski operations are OK ! This is the first airport in Oregon to publish ski info in the AF/D. I must be a powerful Politician it only took one telephone call to change the AF/D.

History was made!

Disclaimer; All information is solely my opinion and knowledge. Corrections welcome.

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That is awesome! Nice work! Too bad there is absolutely nothing to do there since I think even the market is closed now, but bring some cross country skis, a .22 and some targets and I'm sure you could have some fun :D
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To the west of Beaver Marsh is some fantastic wilderness area with small rivers and lakes. The value of the property lies in the fact that the western side will never be developed (at least for a long time) and remains a wonderful wilderness experience

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Hard to beat the Theilsen area... here's a trip report from a climb that my friend and I did on Theilsen this winter: http://oregonchoss.blogspot.com/2014/03/mt-theilsen-brainless-child.html
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chosstronaut wrote:Hard to beat the Theilsen area... here's a trip report from a climb that my friend and I did on Theilsen this winter: http://oregonchoss.blogspot.com/2014/03/mt-theilsen-brainless-child.html


Very cool! Theilsen is mystical for sure. Thank you for the information.

PS I did not know Sean Leary DIED! Were you guys close?

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I've landed many airports on the skis, didn't know I had to ask first? Good to have it on the chart regardless.

I got a puzzled look from one of the line people at West Yellowstone this summer, when I mentioned that the last time I was there was January, as they close it down all winter. Closed to wheeled aircraft, is the way I take that. As in not staffed and maintained, no services available, not X'd out as in forbidden to land there, if there were X's there I didn't see them.
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courierguy wrote:I've landed many airports on the skis, didn't know I had to ask first? Good to have it on the chart regardless.

I got a puzzled look from one of the line people at West Yellowstone this summer, when I mentioned that the last time I was there was January, as they close it down all winter. Closed to wheeled aircraft, is the way I take that. As in not staffed and maintained, no services available, not X'd out as in forbidden to land there, if there were X's there I didn't see them.


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