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Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:14 pm

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:49 pm

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:02 am

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:06 am

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:55 pm

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:41 pm

Sort of. It's a block away.

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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:48 pm

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:16 pm

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:17 am

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:19 am

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:53 am

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...
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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:10 am

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:28 am

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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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:58 am

I live on an airport.


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RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:54 am

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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