I'm planning a trip to/near Passadena this summer and would like to stop at some grass strips in the area. Route is from Albuquerque. Any advise as to what's around.
Magnet wrote:OK So I'm no longer restricting my self to grass, just other than pavement.
good info so far thank's
Magnet wrote:I'm planning a trip to/near Passadena this summer and would like to stop at some grass strips in the area. Route is from Albuquerque. Any advise as to what's around.
Magnet wrote:Yeah, like you don't need a parachute to sky dive unless you want to do it more than once.
dogpilot wrote:Yeah, my socks are form the last century. I grew up in Laguna, but when it was mostly populated by artists, the strange and a few aerospace engineers, like my dad. It was a small town, isolated with a population of under 4,000. Now it is something like 36,000 posers and costs something like a $1 a minute to breath. So Medolark was home turf. One of the booby prizes of slipping out of the draft sideways into NROTC at UCLA was free flying lessons, courtesy of the Navy. So we would go to Santa Monica and check out a plane and fly down the coast, remember, you could do that then, Medowlark was laid back, so was the old strip along the river in Capistrano (now houses). Orange County was still a bit laid back, but kind of busy, even back then. Although mostly Twin Otters from Golden West Airlines. (which in later years I bought two of from the bankruptcy and took them to Honduras).
So now when I have to fly into the great southland, I go down to San Clemente. They let the Birddog park free there, put it up front on display. Only problem is it is a bit of a hike to get back to the old homestead in Laguna. Last time I went into Martin Aviation at SNA they wanted something like $40 a night to park! Anybody have any idea what the clowns charge now? I have never been back. San Clemente has one big disadvantage, no jet fuel, so I can't get gas for the Caravan. It can make the round trip on one tank, but it is tight. The Dog takes almost as much time to fly as it does to drive. Now that I have a 185 again, it may change the dynamic.
dogpilot wrote:Duh, meant Oceanside. I wish there was one in San Clemente. It was on my mind all day, my brother wants to move down from Anchorage to San Clemente, so all day, San Clemente, San Clemente. So my damaged brain relocated the airstrip.
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