Mar 2010 Final Approach – Alaska Style
This picture was sent by Alaskan Tern tailwheel pilot, Vickie Domke, with this note, “Here’s a pix of our grass strip”.
One look at this picture and I had to send her a note back, “Vickie – you’ve got to be kidding me – is that really your runway I’m looking at between the trees?? Â Holy Cow – you don’t see any like that in Indiana!”
Then Vickie’s reply, “Gosh, Judy, you make me feel like I am a Real Pilot.Â The runway is 1000â€™ long with another maybe 300â€™ over-run.Â The end of the over-run is a cut-bank down into the river.Â The Tern easily lands in half of the runway.Â I have to watch for moose, woodchucks and porcupines as well as wind changes during final.Â It is a relatively nice runway only 14 minutes from home, our cabin is off to the left side out of sight.”
Well, what else can I say? Â “Yes – you bet you’re a REAL pilot, Vickie”.
For Vickie’s Profile visit: https://lltd.dmvd.com/vickie-domke-alaska/