On Oct 27, 2019, at 4:19 PM, Brian S. <bfstvns@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
We made a fall colors trip around the Pine Nuts last week. I tried to make a
stop at most of the landing spots on our way around to take a look.
Parker Carson 25 NV was the first stop. After looking it over I don;t think
it is safe to make a landing with the ships we normally fly. There is a hill
on the East end and the runway slopes down to the West. A 1-26 could make it
in but it would not be easy. The 815 ft estimated length would make this
airport a real challenge unless there is a moderate West wind.
Dayton Valley looks good.
Rabbit dry lake looks good except it is now fenced and gated. I talked to one
home owner near one of the gates and she said she would open the gate no
problem if a glider lands there. The gates and fences were put up to prevent
motor cycles and off road vehicles from tearing up the dry lake. A land
sailing club owns Rabbit dry lake and needs to keep it smooth.
Rosachi duster strip looks good except the pavement is in poor shape. A
Marine helicopter was in the pattern so I could not get a good photo.
Farias Wheel airport looks good but only has a N/S runway. Rosachi would be
better choice with the second cross wind runway.
Topaz Ranch 25NV is now the official name for the Topaz valley airport. Big
surprise is the new owner has done a lot of grading and the runways are in
excellent shape ! N/S runway lookes great ! Even the E/W runway looks short
but good !
I could not get close to the Pine Nut airport but would rate it ok. A little
short and gated.
I tried to send this with photos attached a couple times but got a message
back that the file is too large with photos and will not send. Not sure if
anything was sent. I do have a few photos if anyone is interested.
Fly Safe, Brian