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    LAND ON THE ICE RUNWAY in New Hampshire

    BAC MADE IT TO THE ICE RUNWAY. Today 2/18/17. Weather was great. You can still
    land on the ice runway at Alton Bay, New Hampshire any day and get PT credit.
    Just send a photo or a sworn affidavit, a blood sample and photo ID. Eh?

    If a guy in a Piper can do it, so can we! Watch the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1LWE4-CDXk

    Call the recording at 603 875-3498 before you go.

    Tom Corcoran, Northeast Region Director
    Last edited by corcoran; 02-18-2017 at 05:40 PM. Reason: update

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    Cool. Very cool.
    Mike Nielsen
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    Quote Originally Posted by niechiro View Post
    Cool. Very cool.
    Hopefully cool. last year we didn't get enough ice! (14" required minimum)


    Steve Cote
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    Cool! We're already landing 208's, Beavers, and Shorts "boxcars" on Lake Hood up here in Anchorage. I've landed on a few frozen lakes: Devil's Lake ND, with a Baron to go ice fishing. Lake Waconia MN in a King Air 350, I wasn't flying, and not my idea of fun. And once made "mystery tracks" on Lake Harriett inside the Class D of MSP in a 7ECA after a fresh snow (xponder off). Wish I had the time and gumption to land the 'Deal on your lake!

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    aftcg - Eric,

    You may have opened a can of worms here. The folks at Alton Bay, New Hampshire always say that theirs is the only official ice runway in all the US (including I guess Hawaii). Now you list other places there in Alaska upon which you have landed.

    This is the fact that the New Englanders state in support of their position: Alton Bay is an identified - B18 - official seaplane lane for use all year. When it is frozen it becomes a solid water runway.

    Does that make it the ONLY one?

    Tom Corcoran - Yesterday I landed my Sundowner at Gardner, Massachusetts and the runway was glare-ice. Does that count as an ice landing?
    Last edited by corcoran; 12-07-2016 at 07:07 AM.

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    Tom, GDM was only iced because those wind turbines up on the hill have a profound cooling effect...don' they?


    Steve Cote
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    corcorcan, Uh-oh. Canned worms for PALH:

    AF/D:
    LAKE CLSD TO ACFT OVER 12500 LBS FM FREEZUP TIL APRXLY DEC 31; OVERFLOWS INTO ICE MAY OCCUR WINTER MONTHS.
    FOR AVBLTY OF WINTER SKI OPNS ON LAKE SURFACES, CONSULT LOCAL NOTAMS AND CTC TWR PRIOR TO ARR /DEP.

    NOTAM:
    !LHD 12/033 LHD AD SEAPLANE BASE CLSD EXC WHEEL/SKI ACFT 1612071740-1612312359





    !LHD 12/041 LHD RWY 20W FICON 100 PRCT 5IN DRY SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1612020100. 1612071853-1612081853


    !LHD 12/040 LHD RWY 02W FICON 100 PRCT 5IN DRY SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1612020100. 1612071852-1612081852


    !LHD 12/039 LHD RWY 32W FICON 100 PRCT 5IN DRY SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1612020100. 1612071851-1612081851


    !LHD 12/038 LHD RWY 14W FICON 100 PRCT 5IN DRY SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1612020100. 1612071850-1612081850


    !LHD 12/037 LHD RWY 28W FICON 100 PRCT 5IN DRY SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1612020100. 1612071849-1612081849


    !LHD 12/036 LHD RWY 10W FICON 100 PRCT 5IN DRY SN OVER ICE OBSERVED AT 1612020100. 1612071848-1612081848




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    One more canned worms. I checked PAFA (Fairbanks) notams too. They have a waterway at PAFA, obviously freezes in like, august, and thaws around june. They close the waterway to aircraft not equipped with skis these months. Whereas PALH says EXC WHEEL/SKI ACFT. So I surmise that PALH is the "other" only frozen lake airport. We're going to need an expert to make the decision.

    Also, I haven't flown any airplane in AK off a lake, yet. Gunna get the seaplane commercial add-on. That's my summer project so I can get some respect from my AK wifey. She's so smart...right before I bought the plane, she took one look at a pic of the Sierra and said, "That'll land on Dad's lake, once." I was both embarrassed and impressed.
    Last edited by aftcg; 12-08-2016 at 04:06 AM.

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    The FAA is hosting a webinar on ice landings at Alton Bay. It might be of great entertainment and safety knowledge.

    https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/even...aspx?eid=73229

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    Looks like fun, wish I could join in....

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