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Today I went to Brasstown, NC to a Highlander oriented fly-in. It was held at a small 2200ft private grass strip in the mountains. Quite a fun place I have been to a few times. I landed a little long, but it was otherwise decent:

 

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Andy, you might have landed a little long but you sure greased it in.  Nice landing.  How were the temps?  It's been extremely hot here in Michigan.

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Andy, you might have landed a little long but you sure greased it in.  Nice landing.  How were the temps?  It's been extremely hot here in Michigan.

 

It was only 82°F, but humidity was high and it felt much warmer.  Easily felt like 90°F.

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Here's the takeoff. I always do a soft field takeoff from grass to save wear on the nose gear. I usually level off and build a little speed before climbing out, but in this case the airplane started climbing immediately so I just let it.

 

There is rising terrain ahead, so we made a left turn out. There's a ridge there that you can either climb over or turn parallel to. I have climbed over it when solo, but this day with two up at midday, turning parallel seemed prudent.

 

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Things were winding down a bit today...

 

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Karen says size still matters!

 

I can imagine a cartoon Just SuperSTOL pointing and laughing at a CT with 6" tires and saying, "HAHAHAHAHA! You call those tundra tires!!!" (In its best Crocodile Dundee accent!)

 

But tell me I don't look right for one of these puppies:

 

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Flying back we flew over the new casino in Murphy that's due to open soon:

 

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I hate gambling, but it is bringing a lot of jobs and money into this rather depressed area of NC. Hope the good outweighs the bad.

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It's going to be a while before we get to that point. I'm just finding out if you were interested :P

 

You'll probably want the HS-34 too. Even if you don't have nav equipment, it will still interface with the GPS and provide options for expansion later.

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It's going to be a while before we get to that point. I'm just finding out if you were interested :P

 

Fair enough, put me at the head of the line for it when you're ready.  :D

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I hate gambling, but it is bringing a lot of jobs and money into this rather depressed area of NC. Hope the good outweighs the bad.

 

I'm completely with you there Eddie!

 

I hate Ponzi schemes, but then, some people earn a lot of money out of 'em; I just hope the good outweighs the bad..."

 

:giggle-3307:

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