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Thread: Flying Idaho

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    TJay's Avatar
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    Jan 2012
    Maurice, IA

    Default Flying Idaho

    For those of you that have flown Idaho What would be your minimum Rate of climb that you would want your plane to have.
    I enjoy the u tube videos and see a lot of planes that look like they struggle to get out of areas like Johnson Creek. Just curious here.
    TJay Larsen

    M1 Custom

    Jabiru 2200 85hp

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    Nov 2013
    Boise, ID

    Default Re: Flying Idaho

    If you can climb to 7,000í you can get out of Johnson Creek. Itís not a crisis taking off or climbing out from JC and if youíre going south once you hit Landmark itís all downhill.

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    Senior Member HighWing's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Cameron Park, Ca

    Default Re: Flying Idaho

    My comfort level would be about 1000 fpm. Johnson Creek, though wouldn't be too much of a challenge as the runway for takeoff runs down stream. Meaning there is a river that parallels the runway and it runs down the fairly wide canyon and a left turn following the river down the canyon is a typical departure. Other strips would be different as they all have their own challenges - or not. When our group flew the back country 10 or so years ago we all had a copy of "Fly Idaho" a pilots guide to the more remote strips. It has a rating system from easiest to most difficult. I checked and our edition is long gone, but the 3rd edition is available.
    Lowell Fitt
    Cameron Park, CA
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