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A little extra incentive...

Postby cessna170bdriver » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:35 pm

A little extra incentive to stay aligned with and centered on RWY 04 at Brighton (45G) today. The dark strips are where the runway was plowed this morning about six feet into the grass on each side, leaving the 24 feet of pavement with about a half inch of hard-packed snow. The wind from the closest AWOS 10 miles to the west was 330/08. I carefully tested the braking action about halfway through the rollout (moderate at best), then just let it roll to a stop about 1500 feet after touchdown.
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Re: A little extra incentive...

Postby cessna170bdriver » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:31 pm

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Re: A little extra incentive...

Postby DaveF » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:30 am

That’s nice. How was the landing?
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Re: A little extra incentive...

Postby cessna170bdriver » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:09 pm

DaveF wrote:That’s nice. How was the landing?

No issues other than being a little high and touching down about 800 feet past the threshold. I tested the brakes about 7-800 feet into the roll and could feel it sliding a little so I just let it roll and easily made a turnoff about 1500 feel from touch down with about 600 feet of runway left.
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Re: A little extra incentive...

Postby JSwift » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:53 am

I’m not the most experienced in icy/snow packed runways but I have operated out of the New England area mostly for the last thirty years and my experience matches yours. Hit your speeds, fly the airplane and don’t plan on breaking action. That said, winter flying brings it’s own special beauty. Keep it up! Cheers!
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Re: A little extra incentive...

Postby ddr36d » Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:01 pm

This is how we do it at Lake City, MI (Y91)
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Re: A little extra incentive...

Postby GAHorn » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:52 pm

NICE!!, ddr36d
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