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  #311  
Old 11-21-2019, 12:59 PM
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Default Hidden Splendor Airstrip, Utah

Hidden Splendor Airstrip is located about 15 nm northwest of Hanksville KHVE. Its location is in the ForeFlight database and any search engine could yield a lot of information. The elevation is nearly 5,000 feet and the runway is over 2 thousand feet long. Its also wider then RV9 wingspan.





The strip and surrounding canyon rocks are eye candies.











Runway oriented NW-SE. It's very hard to determine the wind. The only windsock is torn out. So a pass or two are recommended to figure out the wind.







Very nice hiking area.








You may want to walk the runway as well to remove larger rocks from your way on takeoff.





I was there in the middle of November and it looks like a perfect time. OAT 55F with light and variable winds. Plenty of runway for a fixed pitch O-320 powered RV.





Highly recommended. If unsure you can stop, firewall the throttle, follow the canyon either way until you get enough airspeed then climb out and try again. Or come next time...
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:38 PM
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Hi Vlad. That is very cool! Man you rock. Give a shout if your ever up in the NE.
Would be very fun to fly the 9?s.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:49 PM
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Hey Al glad to hear! I'll catch you sometime after Xmas

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Old 11-22-2019, 03:04 AM
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Hidden Splendor Airstrip is located about 15 nm northwest of Hanksville KHVE. Its location is in the ForeFlight database and any search engine could yield a lot of information. The elevation is nearly 5,000 feet and the runway is over 2 thousand feet long. Its also wider then RV9 wingspan.





The strip and surrounding canyon rocks are eye candies.











Runway oriented NW-SE. It's very hard to determine the wind. The only windsock is torn out. So a pass or two are recommended to figure out the wind.







Very nice hiking area.








You may want to walk the runway as well to remove larger rocks from your way on takeoff.





I was there in the middle of November and it looks like a perfect time. OAT 55F with light and variable winds. Plenty of runway for a fixed pitch O-320 powered RV.





Highly recommended. If unsure you can stop, firewall the throttle, follow the canyon either way until you get enough airspeed then climb out and try again. Or come next time...

If I only knew this before! May be on my next trip...
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:15 PM
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Default Beautiful but.... gravel...

We?ll add this to airplane camping destinations, but I?m not too sure our pretty red prop cares for gravel. Let us know if you?re around Ajo sometime after mid-December.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:47 AM
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Vlad is not scared, hat's off to an explorer.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:21 PM
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Not sure I would want the survival situation if I cut a tire or worse there....
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:24 AM
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Default Cedar Mountain Utah

18 nm southeast of Huntington 69V at 7600 feet elevation there is a well groomed airstrip over two thousand feet long. It's called Cedar Mountain if you are ever in Utah and looking for an adventure go there you won't regret. Just know your aircraft limitations.






Stunning aerial views. Airport in the skies.





Great hike. Plenty of space for camping.











There is wildlife crossing the airstrip. Definitely an antelope not a bear.





There is a well traveled backroad leading to a multiple transmitters half a mile away. You are not alone


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Old 11-30-2019, 10:23 AM
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Trying real hard not to be nosey Vlad but have you moved to Vernal UT.
Strange to see you in one place other than the tri-state area for so long.
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Seaside Municipal (56S) on the Oregon coast has an unofficial grass strip, next to the main runway, really just a strip of the infield that the local pilots keep mowed more closely than the rest.

The city hasn't sanctioned it but neither have they said no to it, and a few "in the know" pilots have used it regularly over the years including a sightseeing bi-plane operation. It's 1350 feet long, next to and parallel to the southern 2/3 of the paved runway. Pretty smooth but ONLY usable in the dry season, i.e. ~June through Sept.

The local airport group also keeps some bicycles out for visitors to use.

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