Thursday, May 24, 2007

STOL Competition - Valdez, AK.



This is pretty darn amazing! For those of you not familiar with the term "STOL", it stands for "Short Takeoff And Landing" . There was a competition for bush pilots and local fliers in the Valdez, Alaska area, and here's a short video of an absolutely amazing take off. The landing is also something to see. Note the giant tires to allow landing on really rough or soft ground.

7 Comments:

At Thursday, May 24, 2007 8:28:00 PM, Blogger George said...

Pilatus Turbo Porter?

 
At Thursday, May 24, 2007 8:54:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

I'd guess a Piper PA18 Super Cub, 180HP? The landing appears to be a Maule.....

....... Mr. C.

 
At Friday, May 25, 2007 6:17:00 AM, Blogger Manfred said...

Incredible, it looks like helicopters !

 
At Friday, May 25, 2007 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

I grew up in Valdez.

I'd go flying with my dad every time he'd let me.

Thanks for bringing me a peek at "home".

 
At Friday, May 25, 2007 4:57:00 PM, Blogger Fodder said...

I can't hit a spot as small as the landing roll out length, although I can always hit the ground.

Thanks for sharing.

 
At Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The landing was in a custom Maule flown by Greg Miller...amazing pilot. He's got a video out called Big Rocks Long Props with a bunch of stuff like that.

 
At Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:16:00 PM, Anonymous Van Fleet said...

Thanks for sharing these videos with me at home. I grew up with Piper Aircraft. A very fine aircraft. My uncle had a super cub that he sprayed and dusted with. Thanks again, Van Fleet

 

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