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SATCOM 28 January 2012 10:53

STOL Competition (2011)
 
Having spent some time in AK for training over the years, I am constantly amazed at the skills of these Bush pilots.....

http://freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=133255

CPTAUSRET 28 January 2012 11:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by SATCOM (Post 1058091615)
Having spent some time in AK for training over the years, I am constantly amazed at the skills of these Bush pilots.....

http://freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=133255

Impressive skills there!

tooslow 28 January 2012 12:55

Watching that film, the first thing that came to my mind was that practice for that competition could prove to be very expensive.
I am impressed.

Spinner 29 September 2018 14:18

Check out this STOL aircraft, built using the frame of a Polish built Wilga 2000.

It's called a DRACO and it looks like the baddest bush plane out there, light and with a lot of horsepower. It's amazing how quickly this thing jumps into the air, looks like less than 100 feet at sea level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqhI4MeCn1c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Z2VNTFp-Q

B 2/75 29 September 2018 15:16

Alaska remoteness

Should note that it certainly helps to have a nice headwind... ;)

https://youtu.be/6XYFcw1c-Oo

low&slow 27 December 2018 22:10

For any interested. They will have another no doubt.

http://www.stoldrag.com/events/hsf2018

low&slow 27 December 2018 22:13

Anyone here have their CFI?

hawkdrver 27 December 2018 22:24

If anyone makes it up this way, the Valdez fly in is a great way to spend a day. As B 2/75 said, if there is any kind of headwind the landings look fake, like a CGI effect. I believe one year we were there and the total take off and landing distance was something like 35 feet.

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Originally Posted by low&slow (Post 1058771032)
Anyone here have their CFI?

Who's asking? :biggrin:

Local 27 December 2018 23:51

whats up with that website?

Lots of their articles come from Iranian "science"

like this and and this one and this. but it gets really interesting in this one where it says
Quote:

The ruling Jewish elite has struggled to attempt to make global warming into a popular issue, but it has obviously remained something that only an elite minority believes in, cares about or even thinks about. So when they cause a massive inconvenience to normal people’s lives in the name of this hoax, and the people revolt, the only actual solution is to lecture the people.
or this one where it says
Quote:

The dark horse of the New World Order is not communism, socialism or fascism, it is technocracy, according to economist and financial analyst Patrick Wood.

(Actually it's Zionism but MSM not allowed to say that)

He joined guest host Jimmy Church (email) to
very interesting group of articles .. all the more interesting when you look at where they come from and the editorial content in them.

I know this is a thread about awesome bush planes, and the video is awesome, but what the hell is up with the rest of it?

- Local

low&slow 29 December 2018 17:12

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Originally Posted by hawkdrver (Post 1058771036)
If anyone makes it up this way, the Valdez fly in is a great way to spend a day. As B 2/75 said, if there is any kind of headwind the landings look fake, like a CGI effect. I believe one year we were there and the total take off and landing distance was something like 35 feet.



Who's asking? :biggrin:

I was in Bitterroot valley for a week last year; got hosed out some mountainous terrain training into Moose Creek (1U1), by the wildfires that were running rampant. You are really north brother. I tried to MAC into Elmendorf in 2005 but their strip was in a reduced capacity due to construction; canít hang out at Travis for ever, so that was as close as I got to Alaska. Spending time in AK is on my bucket list.

gwbarnes 29 December 2018 18:26

Lucked out with 2 tours in Alaska. First at Ft Richardson for 3 years, during which I earned private, commercial, instrument and seaplane ratings. The flying club was the largest military flying club in the world. Got time in a lot of different aircraft. Built time flying people in and out of remote strips and lakes, on hunting trips. Second tour was at Ft Greely for 3 years. Bought a Citabria, and flew it everywhere - almost 1000 hours. Saw several STOL competitions, but never competed. Good times.

low&slow 30 December 2018 11:27

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Originally Posted by gwbarnes (Post 1058771392)
Lucked out with 2 tours in Alaska. First at Ft Richardson for 3 years, during which I earned private, commercial, instrument and seaplane ratings. The flying club was the largest military flying club in the world. Got time in a lot of different aircraft. Built time flying people in and out of remote strips and lakes, on hunting trips. Second tour was at Ft Greely for 3 years. Bought a Citabria, and flew it everywhere - almost 1000 hours. Saw several STOL competitions, but never competed. Good times.

Sweet! Are you still current?

gwbarnes 30 December 2018 17:46

Unfortunately, no. Kept the plane a couple of years in Maine, then when I retired I sold it, intending to buy another. My post retirement career left me little time to fly. Fully retired now, and sometimes contemplate taking a shot at the flight physical, and if I can pass, get back into flying. We'll see.


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