Have you ever landed on a road? On purpose? I haven’t.
But I’ve seen videos of aircraft, mostly in Alaska, taking off or landing on roads in rural Alaska. You probably have as well.
While there are many roads that would make fine runways, especially in an emergency, I have a hard time picturing myself using them as part of “normal” operations. But that’s me, and my personal minimums.
Following is a lightly edited Q&A with Dmitry, who flies a Cessna 172 and a Bellanca Citabria on his many adventures.
Q: Is landing on a road in Alaska legal? Or is it better said as not illegal?
A: This is a great question and very important when considering a landing on a road.[Read more…]