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Old 03-01-2016, 10:21 AM
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Default no ADIZ.....US dollars at PAR!!! :)

hey, you've REALLY got to try to bust the ADIZ, even from Alaska...and I'm not sure we have any of our CF-18's patrolling over Mo's anyway! so you're unlikely to be shot down!!!
come on over...the water's.......solid! ( thump thump!)
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:47 AM
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I'm inspired. Going to make it my next project.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:04 PM
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Default Feb 25, 2017 Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Maine

Mark your calendars! February 25th the annual winter flyin on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Maine.

I will try to check the status of ice runway a week earlier and report here.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:34 PM
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Vladyspaskey, Looking forward to it! I am sure that I'll see you in the meantime. I am sure that it will be a great time!

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Old 01-08-2017, 03:49 PM
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Default First Ice Landing in 2017

I've heard that the ice on the Great Sacandaga Lake in Upstate NY is more then a foot thick. Outside temperatures are in single digits, wind is not blowing hard yet and I have a map. Sport Island Pub is the target.



In 5 hours all the white fluff at my home airport will be blown away. I won't have enough rudder authority and after three go arounds I will plant my pantless RV on a frozen patch of intersecting runway.



My target is 90 Pandoran minutes away. The reception is good up to 5,500 feet.




Catstkills Mountains. If it looks cold it is cold. All airspace is mine.




The Adirondacks. Look like the Aleutians, don't they?




Landing zone clear I roll with power on mains half a mile to get a feel of the frozen surface. A but bumpy but nothing to worry about.

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Old 01-08-2017, 03:50 PM
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Sport Island Pub is couple yards away from airplane parking.



Owned by Lanzi family serves great food.






Sitting by a fireplace I can see somebody is already inspecting my aircraft.





Fed and warmed up time to go before my battery freezes. Anthony Lanzi the owner said don't worry we have heaters. If you are stuck here there is a nice motel just across the road from the Pub.





A Zenith builder gives me a thumb up. We spoke briefly and it looks like he didn't believe the RV clocked 3,000 hours since 2011.





Takeoff, a pass and southbound.





If it looks cold it is cold. Dress warm our RVs don't have enough heat to warm the cockpit if based outside.





At my home airport the CTAF was silent it means I have to trust my awos. Either I forgot how to land the airplane or there was really not enough rudder authority. After three go arounds I made a decision to land on unplowed patch of intersecting grass runway. Ground speed on final was 25 knots and I stopped after a very short roll. What a wonderful day!
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:38 PM
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Vlad, you are amazing! Thx for posting! A bright spot in a cold rainy day.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:51 AM
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Default Sacandaga

Amazing you were at the lake. We own a home on the lake down towards the ****. Great to see the pictures. We are "wintering" in SC, our RV10 snuggled nicely in the warm hangar.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:22 AM
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I fly out of Saratoga and was up over Lake Sacandaga yesterday contemplating landing on the lake in my Mooney but ultimately decided I better stick to runways for the day. I have never landed on the ice but really would like to.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:16 AM
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I fly out of Saratoga and was up over Lake Sacandaga yesterday contemplating landing on the lake in my Mooney but ultimately decided I better stick to runways for the day. I have never landed on the ice but really would like to.
The surface is good for our small wheels. There is about an inch of snow and could be another inch of frozen snowmobile ruts but go parallel the trail. Last year and in 2015 the snow was too deep I didn't stop. Try to do touch and go in the middle of the lake but beware of misjudging the flare height. It's all white around sorta "a mirror for seaplanes".

I am planning either Desolate Lake or Raquette this coming weekend. There will be also an event on Sacandaga, the pub owner will plow a long stretch for it. Everybody welcome.
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