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First video of 2010 Valdez Fly-In Short Take Off and Landing Competiton

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Fareed Guyot
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerAirVenture Volunteer
#1 Posted: 5/13/2010 15:04:36 Modified: 5/14/2010 14:00:10

The legend of the Alaskan bush pilot is infused feats accomplished in aircraft that are rarely seen anywhere else.  We have all see the videos of pilots landing on sand bars and in tight tree-lined mountainous areas.  Each year in Valdez Fly-In and Air Show they celebrate the tradition and skill of the bush pilot with the Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) competition. EAA member Jack Will, a  fly-in attendee, posted the first videos of last weekends event.




Part two of the video shows the flour and drop poker run





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Steve Pierce
Vintage Aircraft Association Member
#2 Posted: 5/13/2010 21:30:26

Awesome weekend. After watching the event videos for years I finally made it to Valdez to see it for myself. A great Fly-in/Airshow Alaska style.

Jack Will
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#3 Posted: 5/14/2010 13:42:42

Thanks for posting my videos.

We enjoyed watching all the hot-shots try to win the Bushwheels but I wanted to show how  regular pilots flying regular airplanes can also participate and have a great time. Gorgeous weather helped, I'm sure Brady got some amazing footage too.