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Chit-chat / Re: Challenge to moto larry
« Last post by hotrod180 on June 27, 2017, 09:00:53 AM »
If you do it during the fly-in, I want to see this! 

Usually pretty darn busy there during the fly-in (think Chinese fire drill).
NOT the best time for a (private) STOL contest IMHO.
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WA DFW hires local flying services to do clam-digger counts, etc.
They used to own a Beaver on wheels, not sure exactly what it's duties were but I haven't seen it in a long time.
A 170 guy I knew, Ray Bentley,  flew for the US F&G Dept, based in the Corvallis area.
Waterfowl surveys etc as I recall he told me.
Tragically he was killed several years ago returning from one of those wildlife survey flights in a crash near Philomath.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/two_who_died_in_oregon_crash_w.html
I just googled up an article about it, I never knew it but he was also a biologist as well as a pilot.
Anyway, if the F&WD  is still operating that aerial program in that area, it might be worth checking into.


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Chewelah: Sand Canyon Airport (1S9) / Re: Sand Canyon Airport (1S9) - Overview
« Last post by Cabbage on June 27, 2017, 07:18:21 AM »
Been there a few times.

I find it easiest to come in from the south, flying over Davenport (68S) then up the valley.  Doing that makes it pretty easy to see runway 35 and gives plenty of time for the descent from cruise altitude.  Once, I did come from the north flying over Roosevelt Lake and Cedonia then up the valley towards Addy and a right turn to 1S9.

The runway is tree lined on both sides of the runway.  Easy if you can land straight in on 35 and depart straight out on 17.  If not, RP for 17 requires a slightly tight pattern.  If you get too low on downwind or base you might even lose sight of the runway because of the trees.  When I took off on 35 I made a rather early turn out to the left prior to the big hill and headed back over the valley to gain altitude.

If I remember right, there is a note on the door to the pilot lounge and bathroom that tells you where to find the door code.  I don't remember if there is wifi or not.

Bob
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Chit-chat / Re: Mahoney creek Idaho
« Last post by motoadve on June 27, 2017, 06:16:01 AM »
Mahoney creek area has great hunting, this is mostly what is used for.
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Chit-chat / Re: Challenge to moto larry
« Last post by motoadve on June 27, 2017, 06:14:45 AM »
Hahahha good one.
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Chit-chat / Re: Challenge to moto larry
« Last post by will moffitt on June 26, 2017, 10:46:35 PM »
Larry, when you order those burgers, I like the one with mushrooms, onions and swiss.  It is dripping with oil like an old leakcoming.

will  ;-)
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Chit-chat / Re: Mahoney creek Idaho
« Last post by will moffitt on June 26, 2017, 10:43:37 PM »
Larry, I don't know why you would want to go there.  Looks like a long hike to the river for fishing.  I have been to Moose creek a couple times but they land DC3's there so no big deal.  My c 150 handled it well.  Took my starduster to shearer, about 10 miles up the Selway from Moose creek.  It climbed out of there like a rocket whereas my buddies Bonanza would disappear after a turn down the river and eventually come up out of the trees.  I am sure your ride would do much better

will
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  Courtney your in luck, I happen to maintain a number of Wildlife Surveyors aircraft. I'll PM you after I contact one of my friends that gets paid to fly all day and study animals. She was hired on to fly the Fish & Wildlife Supercub and Cessna 185 based in Dillingham, AK., both first class aircraft.

  Are you willing to travel?
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Chewelah: Sand Canyon Airport (1S9) / Re: Sand Canyon Airport (1S9) - Overview
« Last post by JRo on June 26, 2017, 07:53:19 PM »
I am heading to Sand Canyon for an Angel Flight this week.  Does anyone have experience going there?  The passenger I contacted suggested that it was "easier to see" when flying north (I'm not coming from Canada, so that was kind of my plan anyway).

It looks like there is rising terrain to the north and east.

Al, tell me more about the parking space near 17?  It looks like gravel from Google Maps.

-J

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Events & Destinations / Re: Cougar Mountain Airfield Fly-In June 25 2017
« Last post by aftCG on June 26, 2017, 01:56:59 PM »
I dropped in the day before and it was pretty warm.  Ben told me there was a fly in at Curtis so I looked it up and dropped in there Saturday afternoon.  I was hoping to make it back Sunday to Cougar but didn't work out.
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