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Old October 26th, 2011, 07:32 PM
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Utah Backcountry Flying

Stumbled upon this tonight.

http://www.poplargroveairmotive.com/...tlejohnson.htm


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We quickly learned that it does no good to buzz the runway and scatter cows to both sides; they are herd animals and immediately try to get back together. Better to fly to one side and encourage them to all run in the same direction.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:03 PM
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thats some pretty crazy stuff. i always thought it would be kind of cool to fly in someplace and meet jack or someone that was on driving trip. not sure i like the mountains, that gets a little scary.

i flew over moab, but i cant find the photos. here is one from Grand Canyon.





and one from glacier nation park. this was a bit insane, you really have very few options here if you loose an engine, plus the peaks are pretty tall, no way to make it over in those little planes.






and one from the remote strip in canada


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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:48 PM
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That's awesome, Marcus. When I was young, my father and I flew this 172 around South Texas on the weekends, landing at little airstrips and having lunch at local spots.



In '86, we flew up to Colorado for summer vacation, hopscotching the Permian Basin. One of the stops we made was in Whites City, NM. The strip was very deteriorated with not much asphalt left. It was in a cow pasture and we had to buzz the strip to clear a few of them off.

Found this aerial photo of it:



I drove through the town a few years ago and the airstrip had almost completely vanished.

Have you ever seen this site - Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields?
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Old October 26th, 2011, 11:29 PM
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no, i have not. thanks. and i really like the other link too.

that photo in front of the 172 is great.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Utah Backcountry Pilots Association:

http://www.utahbackcountrypilots.org/

These guys are pretty brave. They rate the Boulder airstrip as usable even though half of it is washed out.

Check out the juevos on this guy:









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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Old October 29th, 2011, 08:59 AM
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i dont like that. any of it.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 08:56 PM
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Old January 14th, 2015, 08:02 PM
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wonderful

oh these are just wonderful. I have worked on a few Maules, a few Husky's C-185's and 180's, Citabrias and Decathlons there is something extra special about having to clean up grass stains from the horizontal stab and gear struts. We once had a 152 trail dragger with tundra tires that had barbed wire fence strands all wrapped around the tail, that required a little fixing after that. Skins and ribs were replaced. I loved looking at that plane. It had a big Yosemite Sam that was on the vertical stab, and as much as I hate any looney toons tattoos or denim jackets or mud flaps it really did look good on this plane and didn't seem out of place or trashy.

This was one of my favorites from the Backcountry Aviation
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