Landing on snow covered runway

Constructive topics of interest related to aviation that do not match the other section descriptions below (as long as it is somewhat related to aviation, flying, learning to fly, sport pilot, light sport aircraft, etc.). Please, advertisements for Viagra will be promptly deleted!"

Moderator: drseti

User avatar
joey4420
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:25 am
Location: Cincinnati Ohio

Landing on snow covered runway

Postby joey4420 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:29 pm

Okay for a low time Sport pilot, I never even thought about the runways not being plowed. Well Last Sunday I flew into KTSO and it was sort of plowed. I enjoyed landing and taking off, but this isn't in any of my training I took.

Joey
Cincinnati OH
Sport Pilot
Ercoupe N99773

User avatar
David
Posts: 382
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:49 pm
Location: Ellsworth ME, KBST
Contact:

Re: Landing on snow covered runway

Postby David » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:26 am

Joey nice, it looks like you came in slow, held it off and just let her run out. Outstanding!

That rudder doesn’t care what your surface is :D

We fly at least 4 months of the year with snowy runways and even Ice runways on some of the lakes. I posted this last year going into the only FAA ice runway. B18 opens for a short period in New Hampshire.

David
EAA 1434 Belfast ME
RV12 EAB - Maiden flight 8/30/12
David's RV12 http://www.rv12pilot.com

User avatar
joey4420
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:25 am
Location: Cincinnati Ohio

Re: Landing on snow covered runway

Postby joey4420 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:15 am

David,

I may have to try that one of these days, but probably not this year. Since in my Ercoupe that would be about a full day of flying with fuel stops to get there, I would need to plan a good weather 2 day trip.

It does look like lots of fun though. I didn't post my video landing at an airport 20 minutes away (I40) from TSO when I needed fuel. The runway was clear, the only snow was on the APRON but it was almost cleared off as well.
Joey
Cincinnati OH
Sport Pilot
Ercoupe N99773

User avatar
Jim Hardin
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:33 pm

Re: Landing on snow covered runway

Postby Jim Hardin » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:18 pm

Crosswinds can be amusing.

I found that the aircraft weathervaned with the tires slipping but tracking straight down the runway until the tires finally had enough surface traction to guide it.

Odd looking perspective but everything stayed in balance so it was 'normal'.

rgstubbsjr
Posts: 101
Joined: Fri May 02, 2014 5:54 pm
Location: GBR - Great Barrington, MA

Re: Landing on snow covered runway

Postby rgstubbsjr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:30 am

Landing on a snow\ice covered runway in a J3-85


User avatar
joey4420
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:25 am
Location: Cincinnati Ohio

Re: Landing on snow covered runway

Postby joey4420 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:21 am

rgstubbsjr wrote:Landing on a snow\ice covered runway in a J3-85



Nice landing
Joey
Cincinnati OH
Sport Pilot
Ercoupe N99773

rgstubbsjr
Posts: 101
Joined: Fri May 02, 2014 5:54 pm
Location: GBR - Great Barrington, MA

Re: Landing on snow covered runway

Postby rgstubbsjr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:08 pm

Thanks


Return to “Hangar Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests