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Old 28 January 2012, 10:53
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Thumbs up STOL Competition (2011)

Having spent some time in AK for training over the years, I am constantly amazed at the skills of these Bush pilots.....

http://freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=133255
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Old 28 January 2012, 11:05
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Having spent some time in AK for training over the years, I am constantly amazed at the skills of these Bush pilots.....

http://freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=133255
Impressive skills there!
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Old 28 January 2012, 12:55
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Watching that film, the first thing that came to my mind was that practice for that competition could prove to be very expensive.
I am impressed.
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Check out this STOL aircraft, built using the frame of a Polish built Wilga 2000.

It's called a DRACO and it looks like the baddest bush plane out there, light and with a lot of horsepower. It's amazing how quickly this thing jumps into the air, looks like less than 100 feet at sea level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqhI4MeCn1c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Z2VNTFp-Q
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Old 29 September 2018, 15:16
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Alaska remoteness

Should note that it certainly helps to have a nice headwind...

https://youtu.be/6XYFcw1c-Oo
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