Idaho Backcountry Flying Cessna 172 H Landing Indian Creek Idaho

July 10, 2009

Cessna 172 H Landing at Indian Creek Airstrip, Idaho Backcountry Flying in Middlefork Salmon River Idaho

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25 Responses to “Idaho Backcountry Flying Cessna 172 H Landing Indian Creek Idaho”

  1. fazonsazar on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Thanks,
    Its just a …

    Thanks,
    Its just a simple Canon camera held to the glare shield with velcro

  2. Bateseh on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Hi, loved the video …
    Hi, loved the video.. How did you mount the camera?
    Cheers.

  3. pkmcglynn on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Masterful …
    Masterful maneuvering on short final! Indian Creek has to be my favorite right behind Moose Creek.

  4. MrBluewater80 on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    To: RAFstock This …
    To: RAFstock This video is the correct approach to Indian Creek. Aircraft correctly landing upstream after turning the middlefork corner are in a blind radio spot just below the mouth of Indian creek so if you DO land downstream be sure to transmit midfield. Departing upstream from Indian will put you in a rising terrain environment and also put you on a collision course with aircraft on takeoff from Pistol Creek airstrip just up river from Indian.

  5. dpdonahue on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    very nice landing! …
    very nice landing! I haven’t seen a video where the pilot had to manuver some much on final. Great job!

    David

  6. RAFstock on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Right, no big deal …
    Right, no big deal – unless your engine fails on short final – and you are configured to be low and slow for a dirt strip & facing a mountain at the other end of the runway. That happened to me in August 1986 at Indian Creek when a fuel filter burst and clogged my fuel line. My sons and I walked away unhurt from a destroyed C210 airplane – because I was on a straight in approach – clipped the tops of the trees and hit a few feet short of the strip. Survival ?? if I had approached your end.

  7. fazonsazar on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Land upstream– …
    Land upstream–Takeoff downstream.
    I’ve never seen anyone land downwtream at Indian, although no big deal–it is 4000′ long!

  8. RAFstock on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    I flew into this …
    I flew into this airstrip a few years ago. It was considered a one-way strip. You normally would take-off from the end that you landed on, instead of landing from the other direction where you have a much safer and more open approach. I light winds, I wonder why you did that?

  9. darcougar on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    one word. COOL
    one word. COOL

  10. katynugget on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    That’s my fasha
    That’s my fasha

  11. hosscollar on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Unbelievable.
    Unbelievable.

  12. rossparton on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Nice video! Indian …
    Nice video! Indian Creek is one of my favorites, especially early in the season.

  13. ConradTheCruel on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Marvellous. All …
    Marvellous. All the way down I was thinking “Where’s the airstrip? Surely he’s… he IS going to land it on that!”

  14. movitmovit on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    you know you’ve …
    you know you’ve become good at landings when you can rock these kind

  15. fazonsazar on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Thanks–It’s fun!!!
    Thanks–It’s fun!!!

  16. fazonsazar on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Sorry it took so …
    Sorry it took so long to reply. Anyway, there is virtually no wind. A real good condition when flying in the mountains and canyons.

  17. JakeThanksYou on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Those trees looked …
    Those trees looked really unfriendly coming in on final! I had to close my eyes for a wink or two. Great job! 🙂

  18. razz4367 on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Hehe… wow. I …
    Hehe… wow. I can see now why night landings are a bit of a no-no. 😛

  19. cavalier080854 on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Could you give me …
    Could you give me the wind strength and direction so i can set this up in Flight Simulator X and have a go, looks a real challenge.

  20. Calltheglassman on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Oh how i miss idaho …
    Oh how i miss idaho…

  21. scubastevedan on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    That stall warning …
    That stall warning kinda sounded like a harmonica, by the way nice landing.

  22. fazonsazar on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Thanks for the …
    Thanks for the comment. I’m not a professional, but do have some backcountry experience and have been flying in the idaho mountains for about 18 years now.

  23. samgrosvenor on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    wow you must be a …
    wow you must be a confident flyer and a good pilot to do that kinda landing and you seem a professional flyer.

  24. timpani21 on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Nice scenery, …
    Nice scenery, really good landing, great!!

  25. Richardelizee on July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Oh nice i …
    Oh nice i gotta try this of fs

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