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Old 06-13-2013, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by turbo View Post
google it.........
Found a private strip CD32 is this right lake city?
Where is N666BK?

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Old 06-13-2013, 07:38 PM
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Default Pardue did it in a Pacer!

Originally Posted by Tim 8-A View Post
This is good info for flat landers like me, I'm not so worried about the airport as much as having the safest route in and out.
As I recall, Larry Pardue flew into Leadville as part of a mass fly-out during a Piper Pacer event. The organizers handed out a well-defined route to help the pilots find the lowest route in. Should be a simple trip for someone flying smart in an RV. There's been some good advice given already.

Larry? Are you out there?
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
Found a private strip CD32 is this right lake city?
That is the one. Note that the cows share the field with moose and elk, depending on time of year. It is beautiful country, but I would go back only with a serious bush plane.

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:07 PM
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I learned to fly at LXV in a 172 and have been back there in my 9. Not really an issue getting in and out with most any airplane if you know the airplane. An RV will have no problems with power and the runway is plenty long. As already noted, fly airspeed and lean properly (on the ground) and you will have no issues.

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by N15JB View Post
Don't be afraid of Leadville. Yes it is high, but I don't think any of the RVs would have trouble getting in and out. "Fly your airspeed" is great advice, but you don't need to worry about box canyons and the like. The runway sits in the middle of a wide, flat valley. Plenty of room to fly a normal pattern. If you are departing to the north/northeast you may need to make one circle over the field to gain enough altitude to clear that ridge. Departing other directions you probably wont need to circle, as those ridges are further out.

If you go into town, I recommend the Golden Burro. Great cinnamon rolls the size of hubcaps.

If you want a real thrill, try the field at Lake City. It is a combination landing strip/cow pasture. Short, full of rocks, tall pines at one end and a cliff at the other. It is best if you take someone else's plane.
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