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Short And Sweet

Some of the best GA airports require adept short field technique. Even if it's to a regular mission for you, staying sharp on short runways is its own reward.

On The Cover: This shot from the cabin of a Cessna 172N Skyhawk on short final to the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key, Florida, is a great way to illustrate Ryan Mott’s cover article on short-field operations, which begins on page 16. Image by Erik Brouwer.
Short-field landings have been part of my flying right from the onset of private pilot training. My instructor had flown in the Alaska Bush, and was very comfortable operating out of short airports, grass or otherwise. The go-to runways near me were Cranland Airport (28M), in Hanson, Mass., and Myricks Airport (1M8) in Berkley, Mass. […]
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