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Shortest runway in FS09?

Guest Ed Guest

Hi all,

I was cruising along in the Lear today along the east coast of the US, watching the "Nearest" list on the GPS-- there is an airport in Maine (Narraguagus, ME17) with a 500 foot (150 meters) long runway! Of course, I had to try it, so I set up a flight with the Cessna 172-- I couldn't get over 40 knots before I ran out of runway.

I have seen some short ones in Alaska, around 900 feet, but nothing that short before.

Is that the shortest runway in FS09? Anybody seen a shorter one?

Ed

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Like you I've seen many short fields in Alaska. In one area there must have been 20 private strips visible from the top down view.

Take a look at this post for some fun.

https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/2502/try-this-approach/

Radar

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PH First Officer

That sounds like one for the cub, might give it a go in the 777! Are you sure it wasn't someones driveway!

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Vin4evr First Officer

Try for Trivandrum airport in India. Its short for 747's. Boost up your power and pray to god that you will make it. Try it ! Thers also something on the center of the runway. stear away !

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michlin First Officer

I love those out of the way air strips. Here's one that I found out about watching a recent History Channel show on flying. A few back wood Idaho air strips were also shown. One of them, Soldier Bar USFS (85U) is described as

"...not for the faint of heart or for those with fragile equipment. It is VERY DEMANDING on both man and machine. Two definite vertical rises in this strip. PLEASE don't fly in here unless you've had instruction." 😳

Guest Ed Guest

Soldier Bar looks like fun-- but I just took a look at it in FS09, and it's 1650 feet, more than three times the length of ME17. The photograph looks a lot worse than the sim version-- I wonder if they ever thought about taking out that tree in the middle of the runway! 😳

Ed

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michlin First Officer

Ed,

Yes, that is true, but the difficulty is still there. And dodging trees on landing or take off makes it really fun. 😀

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

Hey Ed,
As soon as I read your post I tried it. I made it in a Cessna 172SP with 75% fuel and all four seats taken with 170lb. people in all of them. I had 20 degrees flaps and I held the brakes for 5 seconds then let go. I stalled at first but then I recovered. I turned around and landed and went over the runway a little but I still didn't go away from the airport. Make sure you weren't over gross weight. Good Luck!

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