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Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:43 pm
by Denis.gan
I want to tell you about Russian airfield near Moscow called Vatulino. I took the lessons by the Yak-18T there. May be, it will be interesting for someone.)) This airfield have a couple very individual features.

1. Non standard level of traffic pattern - 700 ft. It because airfield have placed under the MOA.

2. Runway border on the settlement from the one side and all aircrafts heavier than SLA have to avoid to pass through the village during their final approach or right after they took off in against direction.

I attached a couple video with my touch and go in both directions of the runway. Enjoy))


https://vimeo.com/127341706

https://vimeo.com/106362152

Re: Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:01 am
by RTK
молодец!

Thank you for sharing the videos. Well done on the touch and gos!

Re: Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:58 am
by drseti
RTK wrote:молодец!


Wow - I didn't know our site supported the Cyrillic alphabet!

Re: Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:35 pm
by MackAttack
Great videos - and nice work on the go-arounds! The Yak 18T looks like an interesting airplane to fly. One of the few national trainers to have retractable gear it appears... Thanks for posting.

Cheers!

Re: Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:48 am
by FastEddieB
Really nice videos and really nice landings.

I like the way that by about one wingspan above the ground the power comes smoothly back to idle - I try for that on most of my landings.

Nothing drastically wrong with both hands on the yoke - but I think I'd prefer the pilot's right hand stay "covering" the throttle throughout. That said, pretty sure there are planes and situations where I've used both hands on the yoke as well.

Re: Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:07 pm
by Denis.gan
FastEddieB wrote:Really nice videos and really nice landings.

I like the way that by about one wingspan above the ground the power comes smoothly back to idle - I try for that on most of my landings.

Nothing drastically wrong with both hands on the yoke - but I think I'd prefer the pilot's right hand stay "covering" the throttle throughout. That said, pretty sure there are planes and situations where I've used both hands on the yoke as well.


Yep, throttle hold is the best solution. I agree. My both hands on the yoke - it lack of a habit to fly with yoke after shift control and necessity to use the both hands: thrust, prop and flap (brake spoiler) on the right, landing gear switch and trim handle on the left.)

Re: Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:58 pm
by zaitcev
Not bad.

How much is an hour, and do you have to be a member of a club? Does anyone based at Vatulino fly cross-country?

Re: Vatulino is Russian airfield

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:41 am
by Denis.gan
zaitcev wrote:Not bad.

How much is an hour, and do you have to be a member of a club? Does anyone based at Vatulino fly cross-country?


Flight on Yak-18T costs approx 200$ per hour with instructor on board. No, i can't to be a member of any club because i haven't the Russian pilot license.
Vatulino is base for parachutists and for the recreational flights. Cross-country is not widespread flights in Russia.