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Old October 27th 05, 01:14 PM
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Here is a link to story about landing on the freeway
http://www.ecmpostreview.com/2005/October/26cessna.html
My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?

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Old October 27th 05, 01:37 PM
Larry Dighera
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On 27 Oct 2005 05:14:03 -0700, wrote in
.com::

Here is a link to story about landing on the freeway
http://www.ecmpostreview.com/2005/October/26cessna.html
My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?


In the Los Angeles area the freeways are almost always too crowded to
provide a successful landing site. There are always the issues of
roadside poles and power lines when considering a landing on a road,
which can be more problematic than automobile traffic.

Given the scenario of the story you cite, freeways in Minnesota at
night may be a reasonable choice. A forced night landing is not a
happy prospect even with night-vision goggles.

An old pilot once told me, when forced to land at night, turn on the
landing light, and when you get close to the ground if you don't like
what you see, turn it off. :-(

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Old October 27th 05, 02:26 PM
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Damn it, Mabel, I told you that you needed new glasses. We're driving on
the airport.

My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?



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Old October 27th 05, 03:08 PM
Jay Honeck
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My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?

Depends on what else is in the area.

At night I'd land on I-80 or I-380 (our two "local" interstate highways)
without a second thought. During the day, I'd aim for a field, presuming
there was one nearby.
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Old October 27th 05, 03:11 PM
Gary Drescher
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wrote in message
oups.com...
Here is a link to story about landing on the freeway
http://www.ecmpostreview.com/2005/October/26cessna.html
My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?


It's a reasonable option if traffic is sparse and if you can veer to an
adjoining unpopulated area if obstacles become apparent when you get close
to the road.

--Gary


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Old October 27th 05, 03:18 PM
Greg Farris
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In article .com,
says...

My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?


One more abuse of Federal funding by General Aviation!

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Old October 27th 05, 04:09 PM
Nathan Young
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On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:08:13 GMT, "Jay Honeck"
wrote:

My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?


Depends on what else is in the area.

At night I'd land on I-80 or I-380 (our two "local" interstate highways)
without a second thought. During the day, I'd aim for a field, presuming
there was one nearby.


As an FYI, I did a quick search on interstate width requirements and
found the following document...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interst...hway_standards

So a two-lane interstate like I-80 in rural areas would be:
12 ft (lane #1)
12 ft (lane #2)
10 ft (shoulder #1)
4 ft (shoulder #2)
--------------------------------
38ft

So it would be possible to put a light single down on in the center
and not even hit a mile marker or reflector post on the sides...

-Nathan



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Old October 27th 05, 04:40 PM
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Except the center between the roadways is where the drainage stuff
lives.

"Nathan Young" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:08:13 GMT, "Jay Honeck"
wrote:

My question is what do most people think about landing on a freeway?


Depends on what else is in the area.

At night I'd land on I-80 or I-380 (our two "local" interstate
highways)
without a second thought. During the day, I'd aim for a field,
presuming
there was one nearby.


As an FYI, I did a quick search on interstate width requirements and
found the following document...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interst...hway_standards

So a two-lane interstate like I-80 in rural areas would be:
12 ft (lane #1)
12 ft (lane #2)
10 ft (shoulder #1)
4 ft (shoulder #2)
--------------------------------
38ft

So it would be possible to put a light single down on in the center
and not even hit a mile marker or reflector post on the sides...

-Nathan





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Old October 27th 05, 04:53 PM
Paul kgyy
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It's a question of alternatives, as always. Daytime, busy freeway,
open field, use the field. Night, can't see anything on the ground,
use the freeway unless you know exactly where you are and that there is
a safer alternative.

My takeoff area is surrounded by petroleum tank farms. I'd take even a
busy freeway over that.

 




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