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  #361  
Old 07-11-2021, 06:10 PM
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They must be expecting company? Lots of talk about that lately. Good to see you’re out and about.
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:46 PM
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You need to put this one on your list of TO DO strips.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm7l11PGldI
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:20 AM
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Default Marble CO

Marble, Colorado is an airstrip located in a valley 17 miles southwest of Aspen KASE. A pretty place at 7800 feet. You have to sign a waiver prior to landing there. Here is the link.



I was trying to fly to Marble for couple years and finally made it. Approaching from the west at 11 thousand feet.



I was early morning and I decided to land to the west. Plenty of space to turn around and descend to the east. There are some high trees on a hill which could eat some runway. Slip.



Warning; it's not a golf course.



Susan the caretaker met me and pointed to great hiking areas. Jumpstart the Dog marked the wheel fairing.





Taxi the runway full length for takeoff seemed forever. Susan told me she had plenty of RVs landing here both training wheels and tail draggers. My hat is off to you guys that wasn't easy.



Exited toward Aspen, checked in with approach and went to Leadville.



Those who fly for living can imagine how busy is KASE on Sunday afternoon. One way in one way out.

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Old 08-18-2021, 09:27 AM
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Default Solid Marble...

Vlad,
Like the stone quarried nearby from whence the small town got its name, Marble CO is indeed a gem in the rough. I ventured there with my wife in our then HR2 for a camping weekend in 2009 which was highly enjoyable. From walks on the dirt road "main street" to a small fox that visited our campsite all weekend, it was memorable.



Rocket rocking the Rock, or more precisely the Marble!

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Old 12-05-2021, 01:19 PM
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Default Atomic City and Fremont Island

Two more strips added to the pool recently. Atomic City, Idaho U37.





and Fremont Island (upper airstrip) in Utah.










Dolores Point next. Thanks Jerry Folkerts for a PIREP!
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Old 12-05-2021, 02:19 PM
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Default Green grass

Here's a bit of green for you from October.

Landing:

https://youtu.be/RTOTG56LLpY

Takeoff:

https://youtu.be/yQySntND9Y0

The grass at this strip in NL was amazing, and the ground underneath the grass was as smooth as a pool table. Very nice place to fly to, and the kind people there found me a hanger for a few days while I visited my daughter.

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I don't think I've enjoyed a piece of machinery as much since I got my first Yamaha JT-60 dirt bike in the early '70s. Thanks Van's!
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Old 12-05-2021, 10:43 PM
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Here's a bit of green for you from October.

Landing:

https://youtu.be/RTOTG56LLpY

Takeoff:

https://youtu.be/yQySntND9Y0

The grass at this strip in NL was amazing, and the ground underneath the grass was as smooth as a pool table. Very nice place to fly to, and the kind people there found me a hanger for a few days while I visited my daughter.

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I don't think I've enjoyed a piece of machinery as much since I got my first Yamaha JT-60 dirt bike in the early '70s. Thanks Van's!
1971 JT-60 for me. I learned early how to quickly clean spark plugs. I was commenting to a friend today that we come across some machinery in our lifetimes that we really enjoy and make an impression. Van's aircraft is on the good list.
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Old 12-06-2021, 12:58 AM
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1971 JT-60 for me. I learned early how to quickly clean spark plugs. I was commenting to a friend today that we come across some machinery in our lifetimes that we really enjoy and make an impression. Van's aircraft is on the good list.
That little motorcycle taught me a lot about engines - I had to split the cases on that thing a couple of times. And thanks to that experience as a 12 yr old, I got a job at 16 in a machine shop as the motorcycle engine repair guy. And the owner of the shop introduced me to flying in his tripacer. Good times!

And in keeping with the thread subject, all use of these bikes was on unimproved strips (which are now shopping centers).
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Old 12-29-2021, 07:01 AM
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Default Sand Wash BLM airstrip Utah

I was salivating over this gem for several years. Today was the day to plant the wheels on this rocky surface. However, with full fuel and no wind I didn't have enough courage to apply brakes for a full stop. Two T&Gs on one approach first quarter and in the middle of the runway. It could be done in an RV. Sand Wash backcountry airstrip in Utah





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Old 12-29-2021, 07:49 AM
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Afraid to use the brakes in an A- model? Were you worried about getting airborne again after a full stop? I'm sure a nose-over was not the issue. 3200 feet seems adequate even at that altitude...
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