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Old 03-13-2020, 10:09 AM
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Default Furnace Creek (L06) runway status - March 2020

Current photos and information on the runway at Furnace Creek. Information was provided by the NPS.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...vZ?usp=sharing
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:18 PM
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That is a smooth runway in England !!!!
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Maybe we can get the Military to do a "Catalina Special" on it and... Oh wait, then they would charge outrageous landing fees. Never mind.

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Old 03-13-2020, 03:09 PM
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Maybe we can get the Military to do a "Catalina Special" on it and... Oh wait, then they would charge outrageous landing fees. Never mind.
But wait! The fake buffalo burgers would be amazing!
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Maybe we can get the Military to do a "Catalina Special" on it and... Oh wait, then they would charge outrageous landing fees. Never mind.

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Speaking of Catalina, did they ever grind it flat? I landed there soon after the concrete redo and the surface was/is so uneven that my -6 got launched airborne a few times on rollout. And the taxiways are even worse.
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:17 PM
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Default National Park Fees

I drove through there a few years ago, and they charged me $20. With 1.6 million visitors each year, at that rate, they should have that $3 million in no time.

I bet, if it was the road into or out of there, it would be fixed very quickly.
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:38 PM
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well, last time I woz there all good, rwy condition and all...
Had my best flying buddy Jack along (cancer got him a few years ago ) and ate our last Alaskan salmon in the heat as we had just returned from Anchorage, thereby crossing one more off that famous bucket list

Admit it woz flying that tired M20J 4148H, came in direct from KLAS... and the date woz 05/29/1996... yeah, as of last century
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Default Recon Mission

I think we need a recon mission. And I think we should send Vlad there. He knows how to land any almost anything. I cant imagine this runway is worse than some of the stuff he has landed on.
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Is Vlad a CFI? If not, maybe he should be?
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I think we need a recon mission. And I think we should send Vlad there. He knows how to land any almost anything. I cant imagine this runway is worse than some of the stuff he has landed on.
Been to the Valley 5 times through the years. Last year runway wasn’t that bad. Look for loose gravel and bulging seams when backtaxi




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Is Vlad a CFI? If not, maybe he should be?
Thinking about it for years. Too many roubles to divert from gas fund
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