Backcountry Pilot: The Approach – Takeoff

“Backcountry takeoffs are probably one of the least talked about segments of operation in the backcountry, which is unfortunate as they’re the most limiting and critical part of a flight,” begins the second installment – Takeoff – of The Approach on the Backcountry Pilot website.

7,000-hour flight instructor, Patrick Romano, details the challenges of taking off from a backcountry strip with engaging images and an 8+ minute video detailing techniques and rules-of-thumb (or rules-of-potato). Even if you’ll never venture into the backcountry, the video – with exciting performance demonstrations – is worth a watch by itself.

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