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    Default Looking for some help

    Looking to find a place to land off airport. How do you go about it?

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    In what State?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    In what State?
    And also what will you be driving........160HP PA-11 or a C-150 or 180HP PA-18 ???

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    Have your engine fail in-flight

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    PiperCub LOL! C180A AK

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    What size tires........? I ran 26" Airstreaks on my C-180's & 10" tail wheel.


    If you are doing beach landings invest in a "Rope'Come-a-long" and one continous 200' length of rope & another 150' length of rope.

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    180 on 26 inch tires who owns the stc?

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    Bushwheels has one...

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    If your going to be around Los Anchorage you might want to check out the Knik Glacier area for starters. Lots of places to land just keep a eye out for 4 wheelers.

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    I have a 56' 180 with 29x11x10 and a abw tail wheel and have landed lots of places, no problem finding safe sites. try Silver salmon Creek, they even have a wind sock on the beach. Just watch the tide tables, Oh yea watch the tide tables! I landed my Pacer there with 8.00x6's no problem. I saw a Cheokee 6 there one day. I'd say a set of 8.50x6 will do you there. A good rule is don't be the first plane in or the last one out.

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    Ok whats the rope for?

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    Here is a video of me and my friend playing around on the Knik gravel bars and Bold airstrip just to give you a preview of what to expect. There are lots of great spots out there to play around on, just don't exceed your abilities and bend your plane.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3DpS4r_0_Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARTFRNCS View Post
    Ok whats the rope for?
    To get your airplane unstuck from the mud/sand before the tide gets you.
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