Tag Archives | Grass Runways

How to transition an aircraft between grass and pavement

Sylvia, the blogger behind the Fear of Landing blog, recently had an unfortunate incident where her aircraft got stuck in the mud on a grass runway alongside the taxiway – something that reminded us of an old query on Ask Flight Instructor about how to transition an aircraft from grass to pavement and vice versa. […]

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Cows and aircraft don’t mix (especially on runways)

We have mentioned stories or incidents involving emus, dogs, rabbits, wild pigs, turtles, deer, a bull and even cat fish running, hopping or slithering across runways, but incidents involving cows seem to be greater than one might think. For starters, in an August 2010 US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident report excerpted on General […]

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Tips for landing on grass runways (from a bush pilot in Indonesia)

We have touched on soft field or grass runway landings in the past (see here and here), but Matt Dearden, the British pilot behind the Bush Flying Diaries, Indonesia blog, must deal with slippery and slopping grass or dirt landing strips on a daily basis. In a recent post, Matt made the observation that worst […]

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Landing on a wet grass runway proves fatal

General Aviation News will often reprint accident reports from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), including an October 2009 accident report that involved a Piper Archer in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. According to the accident report, a pilot was attempting to land on a grass runway that was wet. When the Piper touched down on […]

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