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  #151  
Old 10-10-2014, 11:12 AM
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That's awesome! I had hoped to get some stearman time when I was getting my endorsement but I had to move on to RV's because the instructor was really hard to book time with. I've jumped out of a Navy N3N before I began flying myself. I had a parachute on!! Love the open cockpit!!
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:03 PM
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Default 2VA3 Merlin Aerodrome

Merlin Aerodrome! Put it on your bucket list! Look at the grill they have. Volunteers were roasting full pigs on it all night





Nice surface long runway.





The owner is a very nice gentleman. A friend of mine from Canada (to the right) was recognized as the longest flyer to the event.





Mugsy Airshows put a smoking nice one man performance. I was occupied with cockpit duties and couldn't reach for the camera















Great place to meet old friends and make new ones. 2014 Grass Season is about to close...
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:27 PM
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2014 Grass Season is about to close...
Yep, almost time to switch over to the ice runway thread!
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:09 AM
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The grass field in Canada at the top of the page is Hawkesbury (CNV4) Ontario along the Ottawa river between Montr?al and Ottawa. It belongs to the Montreal Soaring Council.
My son started flying glider with them this summer. I dropped him off with my RV6 one morning for his day at the club.
A couple of members also fly RVs.
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Hoping to add this strip to my collection next weekend

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Old 10-27-2014, 11:34 PM
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I rather miss all the friendly grass strips back home in England.

Here's a view taken by my passenger a few years back of landing at the Glenforsa Hotel in the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland.

//www.youtube.com/embed/LBT4OEhCIdA
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:05 AM
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[QUOTE=Vlad 2014 Grass Season is about to close...

It never closes here at Merlin. Sometimes unusable. Grass is nice and pretty but now that I have this nose-dragger, I sometimes wish I lived on a paved strip. Way less bugs also.

Hope your guys can come next year. I will try to give more notice next time.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:51 PM
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Hoping to add this strip to my collection next weekend


That is a pretty one! Did you visit?
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:44 PM
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Talking Grass Season 2014 is closed

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50 new non paved runways were added to my collection in 2013 which brings total of 68 different grass/gravel/other-then-hard surface strips.


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23 new unique non paved strips were added in 2014. Not bad for a slow year. Totals 91 different grass/gravel/other surfaces

Highlights of the year.

Marvin's Backyard 5TN4






Tim Botsford's strip by Syracuse NY.




The most challenging award goes to Dry Bay Alaska AK3





... and the highest adrenaline award goes to an abandoned airstrip at closed Birchwood Resort in PA.















It was a good year looking forward to 2015!
Keep pulling those wires...
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:17 PM
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Default Graqss Strips

Vlad-
There is a website called upstatelist.org. They list a lot of fly in breakfasts, many on grass strips, in some cases private strips that are open for the event. Kline Kill, southeast of Albany has two events. White Birch, east of Binghampton, used to have breakfast every week. Western part of NY State, quite a few grass airports that have at least one breakfast a year.
The big ones on paved runways are Penn Yan, July 4th, Weedsport and Oswego County, once a month??
Couple of events already listed for '15.
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