KAVXThe good the bad and the ugly.

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by bluesideup, May 5, 2019.

  1. bluesideup

    bluesideup Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Hi everyone.
    The good.
    The new improved rwy is open and a bit bumpy at the sims where the blocks join but overall in good shape.
    The bad.
    The taxiway is still bumpy and requires very slow taxi, especially if you have a low prop clearance.
    The ugly.
    There is no paved parking / tie downs for the small acft. unless you are a Hollywood degenerate with a jet you will have to tie down on gravel / dirt area regardless of any of the jets being, or not being there. Imagine that, Conservancy inviting and favoring the jets, that is a hell of way of being environmentally friendly? More like get as much as you can, which is what the reality always was.
    Here are some pics.
    KAVX-Dwnd.jpg KAVX-OvrFnce.jpg KAVX-Toff22View.jpg
     
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  2. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard Pre-takeoff checklist

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    THANK YOU!!!

    I'm signed up for the fly-in later this month - I really don't want to risk a prop nick on gravel. Hmmmmm....
     
  3. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer Pattern Altitude

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    I appreciate the PIREP too. Planning a trip there toward the end of the month.
     
  4. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard Pre-takeoff checklist

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    you doing the fly-in?
     
  5. SoCal RV Flyer

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    Possibly. What day?
     
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    Rgbeard Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Jamie Kirk Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Ugh, I may not make fly in then. I do t have the best prop clearance and don’t wanna risk a prop nick
     
  8. rtk11

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    Ditto - thanks for the PIREP. Gravel is a no-go for me. Not worth the risk of a nick on my composite prop.
     
  9. SoCal RV Flyer

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    I think I'll probably go another day. If it's gravel parking, I want to get a spot closer to the taxiway to minimize time with a whirling prop over gravel.
     
  10. VWGhiaBob

    VWGhiaBob Line Up and Wait

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    I parked there last week. Yes, it’s on dirt. At least where I parked, there was no gravel. I carefully inspected the area where I’d have to taxi before start up. And coming in, airport guys were there to help push me in. Not sure if that will always be the case though.

    Runway was great. In addition, the taxiways have been re-asphaulted...very nice.

    Biggest downside? Poor uncontrolled airspace pilot skills and heavy traffic...dangerous commo. 4 of us spaced ourselves in the pattern, but one guy kept not announcing position. And then voila, another plane announces a straight in. We all yelled at him. I left the pattern and returned 10 minutes later when all the newbies had landed.

    All in all a huge improvement. The parking situation is unfortunate and hopefully will change.
     
  11. ircphoenix

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    Thanks for the PIREP. Been looking for one since it reopened. Might have to make a flight out there. Last time I swore I'd never come back because of the awful condition of the runway.
     
  12. SoCal RV Flyer

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    Good to know. Once the "newness" wears off there'll likely be less traffic. Gotta plan for a mid-week flight.