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Old 03-01-2021, 08:36 PM
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Default Congrats on first flight

Congrats on first flight!!!!

For me I finished up wiring the rear portion of subpanel, including center stack
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:24 PM
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Default L06 runway condition

Andy Simpkinson & Bryan Douglass:

The runway at Furnace Creek leaves a lot to be desired. There are too many rough spots to avoid all of them. Expect some bumps. It's still much better than the gravel runway at Amboy, but that's another story...
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:29 AM
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[quote=PilotjohnS;1507113]Congrats on first flight!!!!


Thanks John.
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:07 AM
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Not actually this weekend, but last Wednesday.

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Old 03-03-2021, 09:38 AM
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How is the runway at Furnace Creek?
Never been there, but according to AirNav the asphalt is in good condition.

https://www.airnav.com/airport/L06
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:26 AM
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Never been there, but according to AirNav the asphalt is in good condition.

https://www.airnav.com/airport/L06
AirNav also states in its remarks section: "-RWY 15/33 PAVEMENT HEAVING; EXTREMELY ROUGH SFC."

The definition of rough is very subjective, but I think most will agree that the truth is somewhere between good condition and extremely rough. When I left, I treated it as a soft field, i.e., got the nose wheel off early and let the mains take the pounding until I could fly in ground effect. YMMV
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:34 AM
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Wednesday was a beautiful spring day in southern Oregon. We flew over to Gold Beach, had lunch, walked to the local fish market and picked up some very fresh crab to bring home for dinner.

Sunday was nice too, and could have done it then, but the fish market was closed on Sunday.
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:01 PM
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Steve where that fish market is located?
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Never been there, but according to AirNav the asphalt is in good condition.

https://www.airnav.com/airport/L06
I was just there in February of 2021. Itís pretty bad. I found a spot that wasn't too bad that was landing on runway 15, just left of centerline. Do a flyby to pick your spot, then land short, brake hard and try to get it to slow down ASAP. As for takeoff, use a soft field technique to lighten the weight from the wheels.
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