Thread: Bute Airstrip
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 15:11   #17 (permalink)
Torque Tonight
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Some pics from a mate who went to Bute. I wouldn't fancy trying it in a Chipmunk, Cessna, modern Piper etc. The road and the gap in the trees that I mentioned is clear in the first pic. Traffic on the road is completely hidden by the trees when on approach for 27. There is potential for a nasty surprise as you go through the gap on short finals - a good recce up and down the road is essential. If you approach high and cross the road above treetop and removal van height, ie about 40ft AGL, then you'll land so deep that you reduce your landing distance available to about 250m!

In this respect, RW09 would be a better prospect, but of course the wind was straight down 27 when I went.

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