I regularly land on grass - landed on a grass strip yesterday. I like
it. Seems to be easier on the plane especially the tires.

Watch your airspeed because of the shorter(typically) runway, but once
you get used to it, you'll love it.

Shelby Smith
180HP Mouse.
On Thursday, October 20, 2005, at 09:24 AM,
musketeermail@yahoogroups.com wrote:

> Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 13:57:28 -0000
> From: "ke4oh" <ke4oh@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Grass Field Operations
>
> Does anyone have experience operating one of our birds regularly from a
> grass field? The FBO situation at my current (paved) field is beginning
> to be a real headache.
>
> There are two decent grass fields near me (one 2100 ft, the other 2400
> ft) that I'm considering moving to. Both are relatively smooth and are
> well taken care of.
>
> So, what is the real-world experience with a steady diet of turf
> runways? Is this a realistic possibility? Will I have any long-term
> maintenance issues due to our stiff landing gear?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Steve Robertson
> N4732J 1967 Super III



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