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Old 08-19-2017, 07:52 PM
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Talking 5 fun strips in one day

How to visit 5 different grass airstrips in one day? Go to Spurwink flyin near Portland, Maine.



Befriend the owner. He will allow you to land on his private island. A 900 feet of a nicely mowed patch. Sky Goddess will brief you. I was the second (or third) RV to land there.







At the same fly in you will meet all surrounding airfields' owners. They will gladly give you the permission to land on their properties. Eric's 78ME.



His father airfield Eagle 15ME.




Then Webster ME91.





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Old 12-07-2017, 05:54 PM
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Talking Lean and Dry 2017 Grass Season

Only 14 new grass fields were added in 2017. It totals 213 new other then paved surface airstrips. Season 2018 looks very promising.


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The Grass Season 2016 is over. It was a record year for my RV9A and I. Not sure if we could ever reap such a harvest again. We visited 72 new non paved runways and accumulated 199 different strips total since 2011.
Highlights of the year. The most picturesque goes to WV08 Scott's Island.



The shortest was Randolf island (private and uncharted) in Maine. 500 feet of a mowed patch. Piper Cubs Heaven.




The farthest from home base was Tanana, AK nearly 3,000 NM out.




The longest, most populated and meticulously groomed grass was NC26 an airpark in North Carolina. Flash Mob Squadron is building a base there...





Two prominent airstrips in British Columbia. Telegraph Creek



and Marilla, a German farm.





Looking forward to Season 2018 which starts late January.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:17 AM
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Talking 10 grass strips in one hour challenge Vlad..

Vlad,
Next trip to 8A7, there are 10 grass strips within 5 minutes of Twin Lakes including our parallel one. I think you can hit all 10 in an hour! Extend the range a little, and you could add 5 more.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:25 AM
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Next trip to 8A7, there are 10 grass strips within 5 minutes of Twin Lakes including our parallel one. I think you can hit all 10 in an hour! Extend the range a little, and you could add 5 more.

Challenge accepted Bill! How friendly are the owners of the neighboring fields? Are they granting landing permits by the phone?
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:53 AM
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Vlad,
I know most all the owners, many I can call and pre-arrange, but none of them object to "drop-ins". I will get condition updates from local Big Tire crowd although recent low altitude surveillance and mosquito/deer eradication via smoke indicates all in good shape.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:54 AM
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Default Randolph Island?

Hey Vlad,
Did you mean Richmond Island? The pic you posted looks like Richmond. For what it's worth the cove on the lee of the island is a great place to swim and go to the beach in the summer. It's very private and the water is clear and usually gets a bit warmer (warm is relative in Maine).
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:06 AM
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Hey Vlad,
Did you mean Richmond Island? The pic you posted looks like Richmond. For what it's worth the cove on the lee of the island is a great place to swim and go to the beach in the summer. It's very private and the water is clear and usually gets a bit warmer (warm is relative in Maine).
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:52 PM
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I think I just did! Okay, going forward, Sheep Island it is.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:05 PM
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