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Old 02-16-2021, 09:46 AM
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No special skills required other than rolling to a stop, assuming little to no braking conditions. Use that rudder thingy. Pick a day without cross winds and don't fall down while exiting the plane. Take it real slow into parking. I just nose it into a space, then rotate it by hand, after shutting down. If you misjudge the landing and go long, or bounce, it's a non-event to do a go around.
All good info, glare ice is really the only thing you want to avoid. Usually the ice will have some roughness or a small accumulation of snow which will provide ample braking. Regarding ice thickness, they are using NH DOT trucks to do the plowing at Alton Bay, I would bet those trucks weigh 25K+
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:17 PM
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Ive landed there with my archer. Not sure Iím up for it with my 10. Curious how the castering wheel does on there. How the heck do you steer - cant imagine that differential braking works well. My rudder doesnít really do much at low speed.
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Default Alton Bay closed for the season

On Thursday Feb 25
Alton Bay closed for the season due to warmer temps and melting
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:17 AM
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That wasn't very long.

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Anybody got a picture of what it looks like in summer?? Sure looks pretty there.
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Anybody got a picture of what it looks like in summer?? Sure looks pretty there.
Iím right on top of Alton Bay here so hard to see the landing area - especially with morning fog!
June 2019 and October 2020
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