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FlightGear Newsletter August 2012

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Suggested flights
== Suggested flights ==
The US state of Idaho is known for its remote airstrips in mountainous terrain. The [http://idahoaviation.com/idahoAirstripNetwork.php Idaho Airstrip Network] has details on many of them, including airstrip diagrams.  At this time of year, it's important to take into account the temperature and altitude of the airstrips, as they combine to sap the power and lift from GA aircraft. AVWeb recently [http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/stinson_crash_cockpit_video_ntsb_faa_207184-1.html highlighted] the (non-fatal) crash of a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinson_108 Stinson 108], which included a video taken by one of the passengers. Though the NTSB has only produced a preliminary report, it was notable that the aircraft was taking off from a grass airstrip at high altitude on a hot day and appears from the video to struggle to get airborne. The Stinson is broadly similar in performance to the c172p in our base package, and the airstrip (Bruce Meadows Airport, Idaho - U63) exists in our scenery. Those interested can try taking off using the c172p with 4 people on board (2400lbs max gross weight) and high temperatures. McCall Municipal Airport (KMYL) is 44nm away, and a good destination. Idaho is known for its remote airstrips, and the [http://idahoaviation.com/idahoAirstripNetwork.php Idaho Airstrip Network] has details on many of them, including airstrip diagrams.
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