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Old 12-02-2020, 02:11 PM
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Location: Hinckley, Ohio
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I fly my RV-12 from a private strip 2150’ x 80’ Turf @ 860’ MSL. Approach on one end is open and other end is 20’ pine trees right at threshold. ATP, with some currency for Light Sport, will be fine for RV-12 at 1300’ with clear approach. You will want to be stabilized with full-flaps at 55 knots on final and slowed further over the threshold. RV-12 will float with excess speed. I typically use about half of 2150’ with minimal braking. I operated a J3-Cub for 23 years off this same strip and the 12 flies just like the Cub. I often land downwind to use the clear approach at my strip and not deal with 20’ pine trees on other end.

When I do land over the 20’ trees I start a full-forward slip once clear of the trees and hold the slip well into the flare. Works a charm. See… and

A word of caution – don’t just hop in the RV-12 without light airplane currency. Preferable to have someone check you out in a 12 because controls are very light. Control harmony in the 12 is extraordinary – you’re going to love it…
Jim Stricker - EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
Bought Flying RV-12 #120058 Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 830

LSRM-A Certificate 2016 for RV-12 N633CM
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father - CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H

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