Backcountry Operations: Train For Your “A” Game

For a short-field landing, the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for the private pilot rating require that the applicant  “Maintain manufacturer’s published approach airspeed or in its absence not more than 1.3 Vso, +10/-5 knots with gust factor applied.” You’re about to land on a 1000-foot backcountry airstrip with an elevation of 3000 feet on an […]
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