The Federal Aviation Commission counts more than 3,000 Maine pilots, with half o
The Federal Aviation Commission counts more than 3,000 Maine pilots, with half of those listed as private pilots. Some of these "barnstormers" say Maine is a paradise of cow-pasture flying, while others say vast wooded areas make it unlandable. Maine's aeronautical charts show roughly 200 registered airstrips, all but about 60 of which are grass strips. Many more grass strips are not on the charts. Most of them have no hangars or lights, but online listings offer helpful details and hints. Many of the planes that land on these strips are World War II-era "taildraggers," built to take off fast and land anywhere. With a look at some of the pilots and the mystique of flying.
Air pilots, Airports
Zimet, Abby, "The Federal Aviation Commission counts more than 3,000 Maine pilots, with half o" (2005). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 2923.
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