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    I got my PPL at Watonga, OK in 1977 in a 1966 C 150. The runway there at that time was asphalt 50 X 2200, seemed plenty long enough to me. The strip at the airpark I live on now is concrete, 30 X 2700, with cross country power lines about 1/4 mile off the south end. It's plenty long enough to land on & take off of, but not long enough change your mind on.


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    The shortest 2000' runway I ever used was Maley Field in Shinnston, WV.



    More about that particular morning here.
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    Dan McCormack
    Smoketown, PA (S37)
    N24286, 1940 Aeronca Chief 65-LA (Lycoming O-145-B2)
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    Nice writeup, Dan. You've had some interesting experiences (at least the writing is interesting
    Cheers,
    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanChief View Post
    Landing's not the problem with short fields -- I can be down and stopped in 500 feet in the Chief, and routinely landed the C205 and BE-36 in less than 1000'

    It's getting back out that may be problematic.

    To that end, I offer this: http://cargomasterraster.blogspot.co...n-vietnam.html

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    Thanks, Jerry! I'm putting together a book with entries from the blog and plenty else (it's mostly about flying).
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    Dan McCormack
    Smoketown, PA (S37)
    N24286, 1940 Aeronca Chief 65-LA (Lycoming O-145-B2)
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    http://flightmusings.blogspot.com/

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