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Old 10-16-2010, 09:58 PM
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Now where would be a good spot to set this thing down?

After a mornings flight where I fly.


LOL!!


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Old 10-16-2010, 10:15 PM
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You could fly a 747 from that!
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:51 AM
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Or land one there!! LOL!!

Learning to fly there is pretty easy - after all almost anyone can take off, that's the easy part. Landings - just level the wings and slowly reduce the throttle!!


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Old 10-17-2010, 01:00 AM
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i see your dilemma...........i will try to help. i i spent many hours studying your picture and researched many flight plans. i''v come to the conclusion this is where you must land........


slightly to your left......my right.......hope this helps.

otherwise any place clearly would be OK also.[I'm jealous of your site...lol....very cool!] .......just wondering,is the ocean to your left of are you in the dry land region of California.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:37 AM
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Nice site there hillbille! I wish we had some open spaces like that around here...
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:53 AM
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It is a dry lake bed about 7 miles square or so. Longer than wider. I am told that during the last "big" war - WWII - the lake was under about two feet of water and the army used it as a target range for P-39's based at Daggett. There still are some brass and spent rounds that "appear" there every now and again after a big rain. Actually a great place to fly models and model airplanes have been flown there for over 50 years!

Although I fly there almost weekly or often more than that and take aerial shots almost every time I go - it rarely changes and the picture I took today is very close to some I took over 3 years ago there. Best pictures I take there is of others flying their planes and of those planes actually in flight.


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Old 10-17-2010, 05:15 AM
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Next weekend I am going to a little fun fly at a dry lake bed by Superstition Mountain east of San Diego. It is the only place I have ever flow one of my sport jets because the never ending runway well never ends
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Yep - It really isn't the take off extended roll or really the flying isn't any better except the confidence in the ability to just level the wings and let it settle if there's trouble. Makes a huge difference!! LOL!!

But the downside (for some of us anyway) is that when we visit other places landing seems so...restricted! LOL!! Lot harder to do than it should be!!


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Testing purposes only - sorry for the blank posts.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:57 AM
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Here is the same.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:41 AM
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Dunno about that spot. My plane would still find those short little scrub bushes.
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