Landing On The Front Straight SP Main - Dorkiphus.net
Navigation » Dorkiphus.net > Miscellaneous Discussions > Miscellaneous Discussions » Landing On The Front Straight SP Main

Miscellaneous Discussions Off Topic (OT) items that really don't fit into any other Category

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-21-2020, 10:14 AM
RV4Flyer's Avatar
RV4Flyer RV4Flyer is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Gaithersburg
Posts: 396
RV4Flyer
Default Landing On The Front Straight SP Main

This morning I had an opportunity to land on the front straight on Summit Point Main in my Pitts S1. Unfortunately after I landed it was apparent the track was completely overgrown. I taxied around the track, around T4 down the chute then into the carousel, rounding T7, into T8 and nicely apexing T9 but it kept getting worse until between T9-T10 the trees blocked the track completely. Not to worry, it was all in fun using Flight Simulator 2020. Surprisingly Summit Point is very well detailed from the air. Give it a shot if you're a flight simmer.

Maybe one day they'll actually let me land my RV8 there but I'm not counting on it.
__________________
Mike
14 981 Cayman S

Wall of Dearly Departed Loved Ones
07 987 Cayman S
03 996
86 944
74 914
78 924

Bro Code Rule 43:
When a Bro learns another Bro has been in a traffic accident, they must first ask what condition the car is in.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-21-2020, 05:45 PM
Chopper Dropper's Avatar
Chopper Dropper Chopper Dropper is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Easton, Md
Posts: 3,098
Chopper Dropper
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RV4Flyer View Post
This morning I had an opportunity to land on the front straight on Summit Point Main in my Pitts S1. Unfortunately after I landed it was apparent the track was completely overgrown. I taxied around the track, around T4 down the chute then into the carousel, rounding T7, into T8 and nicely apexing T9 but it kept getting worse until between T9-T10 the trees blocked the track completely. Not to worry, it was all in fun using Flight Simulator 2020. Surprisingly Summit Point is very well detailed from the air. Give it a shot if you're a flight simmer.

Maybe one day they'll actually let me land my RV8 there but I'm not counting on it.
There have been at least one PCA Potomac member landed on the front straight that I know of, Helicopters don't need no straights to land
Dirk
__________________
Co DE Chair, PCA Potomac Region.
Retired Co-Chief Instructor PCA Potomac 2008-2012
1971 914/6 (Factory) 3.2 Track car
1988 911 Targa
1986 944
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-21-2020, 07:55 PM
BlackTalon's Avatar
BlackTalon BlackTalon is offline
Hunt + VG 2020
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 14,503
BlackTalon
Default

Ah, that explains.
__________________
David D.
'87 Targa

- 2020 quickly disappearing...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-22-2020, 09:30 AM
trytryagain's Avatar
trytryagain trytryagain is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 758
trytryagain
Default

See if you can fly under the bridge at Shen..
__________________
Jim C.

1986 911 Targa (Aka "Dusty")
2014 Cayman (Aka "Rubber Ducky")

1971 914 (back in the day)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-22-2020, 09:35 AM
VaSteve's Avatar
VaSteve VaSteve is offline
Essential Personnel
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Western Prince William County
Posts: 13,844
VaSteve has one HoF thread
Default

An oldtimer PCA guy told me about a promotion in the 80s or 90s where some company landed a little plane on the front straight during an event's happy hour.

Supposedly whatever they were selling wasn't too popular.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-22-2020, 11:36 AM
tomfree tomfree is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 467
tomfree
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopper Dropper View Post
There have been at least one PCA Potomac member landed on the front straight that I know of, Helicopters don't need no straights to land
Dirk
I've taken off in a helicopter from the front straight of SP Main...I wouldn't recommend my path for getting to the helicopter
__________________
Tom Freeman
Coming soon '87 951 w/ LS |'14 328i X-drive wagon (DD, dog hauler)
'16 Vulcan S
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-22-2020, 12:28 PM
Chopper Dropper's Avatar
Chopper Dropper Chopper Dropper is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Easton, Md
Posts: 3,098
Chopper Dropper
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomfree View Post
I've taken off in a helicopter from the front straight of SP Main...I wouldn't recommend my path for getting to the helicopter
Understand that, I have only had one flight in the back of a medevac, many, many hours in front
Dirk
__________________
Co DE Chair, PCA Potomac Region.
Retired Co-Chief Instructor PCA Potomac 2008-2012
1971 914/6 (Factory) 3.2 Track car
1988 911 Targa
1986 944
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump