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Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?  
User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6657 times:

I was just wondering! Do any A.net users have one?

I am thinking of building one when i get a plane!

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6658 times:

This was one of my biggest dreams when I was (a lot) younger. I wanted a nice acerage in Chilliwack with a landing strip, my own P-51 and I'd fly into YVR every time for my shift with AC.

Now, I'd be happy with a simple float plane and the waterfront property on Okanagan or Kalamalka Lake to go with it.



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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6616 times:

Not all that hard to do. Do well in life, make some money, and buy up some land. You can keep it grass, dirt, or throw some cement down there if you're rich enough.


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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6615 times:

There is a planned community in Chapel Hill, NC for just that... there will be a runway and each house will be backed up to the runway with a hanger at each house.. it is gonna be cool.. there are actually several of them already operating.. but I don't know where..


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3303 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6606 times:
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Quoting Evan767 (Reply 2):
Not all that hard to do. Do well in life, make some money, and buy up some land. You can keep it grass, dirt, or throw some cement down there if you're rich enough.

But wouldn't the logistics be expensive? Wouldn't you have to register with the FAA, have some type of ATC, and all that? I don't really know how it works, but I assume you wouldn't just be able to build a runway and fly in and out as often and however you like. Especially if you were rich enough to fly bigger private planes into and out of it.

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6598 times:

Sort of. It's a block away.



User currently offlinePureKiwi From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6596 times:

Theres a place that shares a landing strip but I've heard the houses around there are expensive e.g $1mil+
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User currently offlineRKDflier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6593 times:

My neighbors in my original hometown had a grass strip in their field. Although it was used mostly for powered parachutes and ultralites, an occational cessa or the like flew in.

Where I live now, there is a field down the road that is a makeshift emergency landing spot where pilots will land if RKD is fogged in or for whatever reason. Unfortunately the last pilot that had to use it did a nose flip on landing.



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6566 times:

I have two professors (husband and wife) that bought a ton of farmland a few years ago & built their own grass strip & hangars. They even have a fly-in every year. I've never been there but, from their website, it seems like it's a nice place.

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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3078 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6556 times:

Do you really need to register the airport with the FAA and others if it is just your own private strip?


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6551 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
But wouldn't the logistics be expensive? Wouldn't you have to register with the FAA, have some type of ATC, and all that?

Hell I don't know. I drive out in the rural areas of Virginia every weekend to work. Out in rurual Virginia many people own acres of land. Right before I get to work, on the right side of the road, there is an alley of space in between the forest. In between those trees is a strip of grassland. There are two orange cones indicating the beginning of the runway and I have once seen an aircraft fly right over my head which worried me a bit, and I later figured it must be a runway...



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6540 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
But wouldn't the logistics be expensive? Wouldn't you have to register with the FAA, have some type of ATC, and all that? I don't really know how it works, but I assume you wouldn't just be able to build a runway and fly in and out as often and however you like. Especially if you were rich enough to fly bigger private planes into and out of it.

Canada and the US have much different regulations then Europe when it comes to private airstrips and such.

I might also add, that in Canada one does not have to have radio equipment in their aircraft, it's only needed when flying through certain types of airspaces.

[Edited 2007-04-10 21:23:59]


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User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6519 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 3):
There is a planned community in Chapel Hill, NC for just that... there will be a runway and each house will be backed up to the runway with a hanger at each house.. it is gonna be cool.. there are actually several of them already operating.. but I don't know where..

not sure of the website right now, but there is Sandy's Farm fly-in community in Batavia, OH..very nice too. taxiways to your hangar attched house...



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User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6513 times:

I live on an airport.


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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6505 times:

My folks live at 57AZ, about ten minutes from my apartment. 4500'x60' paved runway with helipad for the one helicopter currently based on field. We've had King Airs in and out of the airpark but our 414 is the largest aircraft based there. 57AZ is a private airfield with only based aircraft and guest aircraft operated on field with the exception of fire tankers and VIP government aircraft.


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