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    Pik-n-Pig (BQ1) Carthage, NC (10/26)

    The Pik-N-Pig Restaurant is located on the field at BQ1. If you can get the airport identifier to advertise your restaurant, you have to be good! Join us at 11:30 am for some good BBQ. Airport has a 2500 ft asphalt runway and fuel is available.

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    Those of you who use the Pilot Workshops videos will recognize BQ1. It was the basis of an excellent "what would you do" scenario. There is a significant slope to the runway, and in the scenario there was a headwind up the slope. You were flying your family and stopping at BQ1 for lunch. The runway is not all that long, and DA was high. Trees at the end of the upslope. Lunch is over and it's time to go. Do you take off downslope, with a tailwind? Or upslope into the wind? There was an interesting analysis of the effects of even a small tailwind versus the effect of runway slope on takeoffs. My choice was to send the kids by taxi to a nearby airport with longer runways and meet them there with the plane, after taking off into the wind.
    Les Gawlik

    N6008L M-2087
    Martin State Airport (KMTN), Baltimore, Maryland

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    Les, sounds like a bucket-list airport for you! Come on down!

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    It's tempting....
    Les Gawlik

    N6008L M-2087
    Martin State Airport (KMTN), Baltimore, Maryland

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    FYI, the next airport south of Gilliam-McConnell is Moore County and they are having a Young Eagles rally that day. The normal course we take is up around the Pik-n-Pig, so you might want to be listening to 123.05 (KSOP) as well as multicom that BQ1 uses. The cheapest gas in the area is Harnett County (KHRJ) currently selling for $4.24/Gallon.
    Don Poitras - N2325Q

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    If you're doing Young Eagle flights, stop in at lunch time and have lunch on BAC!

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    I will be landing at KUDG, Darlington County Airport (SC) on Sunday on my way to Savannah for a conference. The price of fuel at KUDG is $3.90/gal. That's only 53NM south of KSOP...
    Chris Nowak
    N47 - Pottstown, PA

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    Took a friend to BQ1 just last week... Awesome food and just a cool experience.

    I only wish the other pilots would fly a pattern instead of straight-ins.
    J Jones MC-366 N9372S

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    Straight in isn't a problem as long as that pilot knows he has to give way to everyone in the pattern at a lower altitude. And if they don't you should remind them you're there and to get in line.
    Jack Becker
    Orcas Is., WA
    1978 Sundowner N836KT

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhbecker View Post
    Straight in isn't a problem as long as that pilot knows he has to give way to everyone in the pattern at a lower altitude. And if they don't you should remind them you're there and to get in line.
    It was handled just as you said, the straight-in guy was far enough out and I probably expedited my base turn. I just prefer the "AIM" approved flow into uncontrolled airports... but this is probably a point for a different thread. At BQ1, it is just something to be more diligent for as you make that base to final turn.
    J Jones MC-366 N9372S

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