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: ArkansasAerialPhoto.com

Cardinal RG dirt strip takeoff, pavement landing

January 6, 2011


Attached lipstick camera to the tail tie down to watch the odd Cessna gear retraction action. Watch for the spray of dirt from the nose wheel just before the plane lifts off.

Flying in Papua – Cessna Caravan Landing on Mountain Strip

April 22, 2010


This video shows a landing into Sinak. A mountain strip which is pretty rough. We usually flew rice in there from time to time. As we arrived people from the village came running as can be seen at the end of the clip. People there can get pretty hungry and it has happened that violence has erupted over the rice bags. This strip can be tricky due to weather and wind. West Papua has some of the most challenging and dangerous flying on the planet. Its high mountainous terrain and unpredictable weather as well as remote strips make for very intense flying. Even the slightest off course deviation could mean smacking into a mountain. This type of flying can kill those that are not ready or comfortable with it. On bad weather days it can become very intense and demanding. My name is Ian Mathers. I am a Canadian professional pilot and C208B Caravan captain that has flown airplanes and ridden motorcycles around the world. I flew for Susi Air as a Caravan pilot in Sumatra and West Papua, Indonesia in 2007. The operations included part 135 charter, cargo and medevac. More at www.worldtrip.ca featuring thousands of pictures and videos from around the planet. You can also check out my other YouTube videos through my profile airbornebaby