The weather on the 4th was pretty nice and we've been having some super warm weather for Alaska this week. I decided to go out for a bit and do some exploring for the afternoon since I had a bit of free time. I went south from Birchwood into the mountains mostly just following my nose. The air was smooth and a bit cooler at 6K feet which was nice on a hot day. It was one of those rare days when the air was super still around the mountains and you could run the ridges and fly
I promised more and here’s a little more. This weekend produced some fan-freakin-tastic weather! Saturday and Sunday pretty much all ran together so I’ll just go with weekend. I had a little avgas left in the tanks I needed to get out so I burned it, in the Rotax. Saturday was pretty and the wind at Birchwood was swirly and a tad weird which makes for fun approaches. When your stick is at the stops and you’re waiting for a response you know you’re slow and the wind is weird.
One thing I learned quickly was just how much weight you can stuff in the Superstol. My brother and I jammed the airplane full of fuel and then loaded all of our camping gear, fishing gear, rifles and the kitchen sink and headed out fishing for the day. We still only used about 220′ for take off and landing was 150′ maybe, this is going to be a fishing and hunting machine! #STOL #SuperStol #Cabin #EAA #Catto #Alaska #Beach #Flying #Snow #Experimental #JustAircraft #Tundra #Gl