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Old 02-17-2012, 07:44 PM
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Vlad,

Don't you like that little gazebo in the middle of the bay???

Nice pictures.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:15 PM
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Vlad, That doesn't look like a good day at Alton Bay to me. I have landed there at least a few times and each time there were lots of planes there and the ice was not flooded on top. Also with that many people on the runway it just isn't right.

It makes The Bald Mountain Fly-in up at Rangeley a MUCH better landing strip, huh!?!

Noah, Good observation and comment about right rudder, P-Factor and applying the throttle like a syringe!

It is an often overlooked technique!

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:11 PM
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You're a brave man Vlad. I have been up there but I wouldn't have set down with that much open water around.

Glad you made it in and out safely.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:55 PM
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Well it got nice and cold and Alton Bay is open for 2013 !
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:52 PM
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It is open went there for lunch today very slippery
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:13 AM
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I think we're maybe the first RV-10 to land at Alton Bay? (last Friday) Wanted to do it for the last two years, but those seasons were short or non-existant. Nice and frozen for us. Used soft field technique for departure and that cold, dry air popped us off in under 1000 feet, I'd say.

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:35 AM
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Tim, that Ice looks Nice ! ... your RV-10 is no slouch either
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:52 AM
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Very cool, Tim. I want a ride...lunch is on me!

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:30 PM
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Went to Alton Bay couple weeks ago. Freezing cold.




When I landed there was nobody on the ice.







Look what happened when I left the restaurant






Did some figure skating and flew back to Jersey...










See you next season Alton Bay!
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:50 PM
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While waiting for Alton Bay to be opened again I did some recurrent.


Solberg airport braking action poor. Landed 22 rolled to the end. Couldn't make any taxiway. Turned around slowly increased the power to max and took off runway 4. Ready for the ice of Alton Bay and Rangeley.






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