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Grass runways instead of gravel in Alaska?
The University of Fairbanks is recommending that private airports in Alaska plant grass instead of spreading gravel for runways. The main reason is that pilots spend a great deal of money each year repairing gravel dings to their aircraft and … Continue reading
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Practice Landings on a Gravel Strip
Aircraft: C172 N13205 Flight Time: 1.2 hours Total Hours: 39.2 After flying less than perfect patters at Birchwood the other day, I felt I needed more practice landing at non-towered airports where I don’t have familiar visual cues to guide … Continue reading
Posted in Flight Lessons Tagged Cessna 172, gravel strip, N13205, soft field, touch and go's Leave a comment