Grass strip landing @ Gastons Resort Lakeview, Arkansas in a Cessna 172

March 15, 2011

Landing at Gastons trout fishing resort is a bit tricky. You follow the river with mtns on both sides of you.You have to maintain a very specific speed and altitude untill you cross the high voltage power lines and then line up for a dog leg approach to the runway.You pass between the trees and then chop the power and settle down onto the runway and then go and enjoy an excellent buffet. Video by Brad Higbee, Eagle Eye Aerial Photography. Website:


7 Responses to “Grass strip landing @ Gastons Resort Lakeview, Arkansas in a Cessna 172”

  1. drbartbarber on March 15th, 2011 1:31 am

    Tricky indeed! Closest to death I’ve ever been (that I know of). I was a very foolish newly minted private pilot who tried to go there to celebrate having received my license. Tried a standard approach (didn’t follow the river). Didn’t get down in time. Had to go around. Barely missed the power lines. Barely cleared the ridge. Went to Baxter County Regional instead.

  2. noahg5000 on March 15th, 2011 2:11 am

    Nice job! That was my first soft field landing. My instructor took me down there from PLK on a cloudy day and bought me lunch. On the take off we were smasning through the puddles on the runway. I’ve always wanted to go back…..

  3. ryanjenny1997 on March 15th, 2011 3:08 am

    very nice flair, nice landing. I never landed there, but one time did a low fly-by in 1989

  4. numaelacosta on March 15th, 2011 3:40 am

    Field Goal!

  5. dfwfly on March 15th, 2011 3:51 am

    Following the river the most spectacular way to fly into Gastons. Just watch and listen for departing aircraft coming the other way

  6. beetnik11 on March 15th, 2011 4:33 am

    Awesome! And what a beautiful area!

  7. XaircraftX on March 15th, 2011 4:43 am

    Very nice vid and landing!

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