Alton Bay Ice Runway

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Alton Bay Ice Runway

Postby David » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:17 am

Today checked one of the list by flying to Alton Bay. The Ice Runway and Seaplane Base (B18) in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is unbelievable.

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The airport is an ice runway during the winter and a seaplane base in the summer. Flight with one of my friends for breakfast and he knew a couple that met us there.

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The recommended ice grippers for your shoes are a must. Breakfast tehn stopped by Facet Jewelers, signed the flight guest book, pick up a sertificate for landing @ B18, very friendly people.

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Calm winds landing and the ice was in great shape. I had a nice tail wind for the return, ground speed 153 kts in my RV12. :D

A Short 3 min YouTube video
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Re: Alton Bay Ice Runway

Postby Wm.Ince » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:25 am

Delightful. :)
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Re: Alton Bay Ice Runway

Postby joey4420 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:56 am

That looks like fun.
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Re: Alton Bay Ice Runway

Postby ct4me » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:49 pm

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Re: Alton Bay Ice Runway

Postby David » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:19 pm

Looks like the pilot is ok


Landings are usally not an issue, but p factor really comes into play on takeoff. I started with 1/3 power until I get rudder authority, then ease into full power.
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