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Mineral Canyon Clean Up
October 8,

Mineral Canyon Airstrip

Mineral Canyon Runway Clean Up - Sat. October 8. Was left in great shape last fall. If the spring rains come, there may be some weeds to chop by Oct
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:

Huntington Fly-In
September 23 thru  25, 2016

Huntington AirportHuntington, UT

Huntington Fly In Sept. 23 - 25. Emery County hopes we will continue to support the airport. Leon has improved the camp ground and showers and always has a few vehicles to tour around it. As you know, the food starts coming Friday afternoon and does not stop until Sunday morning so you won't need many groceries for this one.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:
CLEMENS KRETZSCHMAR [8/20/2016]: Would really help if you would mention the FAA acronym or a GPSlocation for the airport and landing ...more
Sean Strasburg [9/21/2016]: 69V is the identifier for Huntington Airport

Smiley Creek
July 8 thru  10, 2016

Smiley Creek Airport
U87
Idaho

Smiley Creek - July 8 - 10. Bar-be-Que dinner will be around 6:30 on Saturday. If you want to stay in the lodge, better start calling now as the few rooms they have sell out early. http://smileycreeklodge.com/
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:u
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BBQ Fly-In
April 30, 2016

West Desert Airpark
UT99
Fairfield, UT

Jake Reid, a fellow West Desert Aviator, is graduating from UVU with a degree in Aviation Science - Professional Pilot. Let's celebrate! We will have hamburgers, hot dogs and cake. 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Info: Mark Pringle 801-652-5460 or Alina Pringle 801-580-5688
Website:www.rmkplanes.com
Event Email:
Author:Mark Pringle
Reports:

Ibex Hard Pan
April 30,

Ibex Hard Pan - April 30 / May 7. Since the spring winds are unpredictable, we scheduled an automatic rain check for Ibex if the first week end is not good. As always, lunch will be served. It has been traditional to bring a pot luck item if you like but it is not mandatory.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:

Happy Canyon Clean Up
April 16,

Happy Canyon Airstrip

Happy Canyon Runway Clean Up - Sat., April 16. The runway got a new wind sock last year. Should be in good shape.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:

Mexican Mountain Clean Up
March 26,

Mexican Mountain AirstripUT

Mexican Mountain Runway clean Up - Sat., March 26. The runway should not need much. UBCP has purchased a few "McLeods" which we will bring along. We learned about this nice tool from the trail crew who did the runway work a few years ago. They are great for chopping the new weeds down.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
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Huntington Fly-In (UBCP Event)
October 9 thru  10, 2015

Huntington Airport
69V
Huntington, Utah

Fri. and Sat. October 9-10 Huntington UT Fly In. Great food both days provided by Emery Co. and UBCP. Trap shooting. Vans to drive to the museum and other sites.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:

Smiley Creek Fly-In (UBCP Event)
July 10 thru  12, 2015

Smiley Creek Airstrip
U87
Sawtooth City, Idaho

Fri. and Sat July 10 - 12 - Smiley Creek Fly In. UBCP Bar-Be Que Sat. evening.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
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P-51 Rides and Open House
June 20 thru  21, 2015

CAF Museum - Rocky Mtn Wing
GJT
Grand Junction, CO

June 20 through 21, the CAF P-51 "Red Tail" will be at our WWII museum in Grand Junction, selling rides and celebrating the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen. We will also hold an free Open House with refreshments on June 20. Piper Cub rides will also be sold, and FREE Cub ride with any new membership. Portion of proceeds goes towards the repair of our TBM Avenger. Call Marvona 812-240-2560 to schedule P-51 rides with www.redtail.org - Click WEBSITE below for flyer.
Info: Marvona 812-240-2560 or Duncan 970-250-9009
Website:www.rmwcaf.org/p-51_open_house.pdf
Event Email:
Author:Rob Duncan
Reports:

Mexican Mountain Clean Up (UBCP Event)
May 30,

Mexican MountainUtah

Sat., May 30 - Mexican Mountain Runway Clean Up. Clean new growth of weeds from runway edges. Spruce up camp ground. Some will camp Fri. night.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:

Mineral Canyon Clean Up (UBCP Event)
May 16, 2015

Mineral CanyonMoab, Utah

Sat. May 16 - Mineral Canyon Runway Clean up. Install new wind sock. Drag runway if needed. Can drive in if you like.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
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Ibex Fly-In (UBCP Event)
May 2,

Ibex Hard Pan

Utah

Sat., May 2 - Ibex Hard Pan Fly In. Camp out Friday night if you like. Traditional pot luck item (completely optional). Lunch provided by UBCP. Can drive in.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:

Happy Canyon Clean-Up (UBCP Event)
April 18,

Happy Canyon

Utah

Sat,. April 18 - Happy Canyon Runway Clean Up. Install a new wind sock and place new cones at the west touch down point. Clean up weeds and large rocks.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801-678-1293
Author:UBCP Board
Reports:

Smiley Creek Fly-In
July 11 thru  13, 2014

Smiley Creek
U87
ID

We have reserved the Smiley Creek camp ground this year for July 11, 12, and 13. We'll be bar-be-quing on Saturday evening. This will be the 16th year that UBCP has met for a week end at Smiley Creek.
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Altitude Chamber
May 16 thru  18, 2014

South Valley Regional
U42
West Jordan, UT

The Federal Aviation Administration will be providing high altitude physiology training with a mobile pressure chamber, as well as a brand new GAT 4 spatial disorientation simulator. The class and all associated simulations are free of charge and open to the general public. It is recommended that you call to reserve a spot in a class session, however, walk-ins are welcome.
Info: Leading Edge Aviation 801-858-0042
Event Email:
Author:Jason Rasmussen
Reports:

Westminster Backcountry Aviation
May 9 thru  10, 2014

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Moab, UT

Westminster College has invited UBCP to participate in a mountain flying clinic and camp out at Mineral Canyon on May 9 and 10. This has become an annual event for the college. Although it is a flying clinic, their students are not allowed at this stage of their training to actually fly in and land at the runway. They will be driving in and so would like to meet back country pilots and learn things like runway etiquette, leave-no-trace camping techniques and survival skills. We helped with this event last year and felt like it was a great way to introduce young student pilots to back country flying. Fly in and share your experiences.
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Ibex Fly-In
May 2 thru  3, 2014

Ibex (Tule) Hard PanUT

This spring, our annual Ibex camp out and lunch will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3. As everyone knows, our unpredictable spring weather does not always make this event a reality. Last year we had calm winds and sunshine and we'll hope for the best this year. As has become tradition, UBCP will bring brats and hamburgers. Some have brought a pot luck item, but this is not mandatory. Everyone - pilots, friends and family are welcome.
Author:Rob Hunter
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Happy Canyon Clean Up
April 12,

Happy Canyon AirstripHanksville, UT

Many of our remote landing strips are in need of a wind sock and some clean up. Of course this can be done any time, but we thought we would schedule a few spring week ends for specific runways. Bring a shovel and a rake and help spruce up the area.
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Mineral Canyon Clean Up
April 5,

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Moab, UT

Many of our remote landing strips are in need of a wind sock and some clean up. Of course this can be done any time, but we thought we would schedule a few spring week ends for specific runways. Bring a shovel and a rake and help spruce up the area.
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Huntington Fly-In
September 27 thru  29, 2013

Huntington Airport
U69
Huntington, Utah

Dear UBCP -

Leon DeFriez at the Huntington Airport would like to invite UBCP down again this fall to the gateway to the Utah back country for a bar-be-que dinner and get together. Huntington (69V) is a great spot to spend a fall week end. The county continues to improve the airport camping area. They have added more grass, another bathroom with a shower and have electricity and water at the camp ground.

The date is Sept. 27, 28, and 29. The bar-be-que will be on Saturday evening at the airport. There are courtesy vehicles for those who would like to go into town. The sporting clays course will also be set up again this year, so bring your shotgun and ammunition.

Emery County has been very supportive of the back country, and in a way, spending a night at the airport lets them know that we appreciate their efforts in pilots behalf. We hope you will consider visiting for a day or two.
Info: Leon DeFriez 435-749-1912
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Cedar City
September 14, 2013


KCDC
Cedar City, UT

FLY IN BREAKFAST at Cedar City Airport KCDC Sep 14, 2013 8am - 12 pm Pancake Breakfast + Fly-in Fundraiser for the Boy Scouts local troop! $5 entry includes breakfast and a morning of aviation FUN! Children 3 & under FREE! Commemorative Air Force Stunt Bi-Plane Demonstration RC Airplanes Classic Cars Helicopters from Upper Limits Aviation Skydivers Airplane Rides Ping Pong Ball Drop http://cedarcityairport.com/index.php/events (435) 586-4504 2277 West Kittyhawk Cedar City, UT 84721 cedarcityairport@gmail.com
Info: Randy Hunt (435) 586-4504 2277
Website:http://cedarcityairport.com/index.php/events
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Smiley Creek
July 12 thru  14, 2013


U87
Idaho

We have reserved the Smiley Creek airport this year for July 12 - 14. We are planning the bar-be-que for Saturday evening at about 7:00 - best time for the summer breezes to calm down. No reservation is required for dinner or camping, however the lodge fills up fast. Call 877-774-3547 for reservations or check http://smileycreeklodge.com/ for more information.
Info: Steve 801 678-1293
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

West Desert Airpark Fly-In
June 15,

West Desert Airpark
UT99
Fairfield , Utah

Join us on June 15th for a Fly-In. We will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. Bring a snack to share if you want, or just bring you!

Come and stay the day, or pitch a tent and stay the weekend.

RSVP by phone or e-mail.

In case of inclement weather, plan June 22nd for the rain-check day.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please RSVP Mark
801-652-5460
Info: Mark Pringle 801-652-5460
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Caveman Ranch Luau Fly-In
May 24 thru  26, 2013

CaveMan Ranch
UT68
Moab, Utah

For more information on this fly-in check out the backcountrypilot.org forum.
Website:http://www.backcountrypilot.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11614
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Ibex
May 4 thru  11, 2013

Ibex Hard Pan

Since we seem to have such bad luck with Utah spring weather at Ibex, we have decided to schedule two Saturdays this year in hopes that one or the other works out. If weather for the first is bad, we will automatically plan on the second.

Ibex Date #1 May 4
Ibex Date #2 May 11

We like to meet at Ibex to honor the memory of Darwin Mabbott, who lived in Delta and loved to fly there. As has become tradition, Darwin's wife, Linda will bring the bar-be-que and tables. UBCP will provide brats, hamburgers and drinks. Bring your own chair and a pot luck item (only if you like, not required) for lunch on Saturday. As the first day approaches, we'll send a reminder based on the weather.

Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz
Info: Steve 801 678-1293
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Smiley Creek Fly In
July 13 thru  15, 2012
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Smiley Creek Airstrip
U87
Idaho

UBCP –

The UBCP / Friends Of Skypark Fly In will be at Smiley Creek Idaho, July 13-15, 2012. This get together is co-sponsored each year by our home airport, Bountiful Skypark and UBCP. This year, the Smiley Creek Lodge is catering a lasagna diner Saturday evening at 6:30pm. The diner is free but donations to UBCP are always appreciated. Every one is invited.
If you arrive the day before join us at the campground Friday evening for socializing and appetizers. BYOB.

Although not required, we would appreciate it if people who are planning on coming reply to this email or call 801-583-0342 with the expected number of people who will be there for dinner on Saturday. It will help us make sure we have enough food.

If you have not been there, Smiley Creek is one of the most beautiful landing strips in the country. The grass surface is suitable for most airplanes. Plan to arrive early and leave early at this high altitude location. Airplanes typically land south and take off north. The landing strip rises slightly toward the south. Announce your intentions on 122.9 and be on the lookout for other traffic as this is a popular location. There are free hot showers and a nice grass camping area with tables. You can set up your tent next to your airplane if you like. The Smiley Creek Lodge does not have any vacancies available during the fly-in but does have a restaurant, basic groceries and auto fuel. It is about a 300 yard walk from the landing strip to the lodge. There are a few tie downs, but they typically fill up fast, so bring your own. Afternoon gusty winds occur on most days and thunderstorms are not uncommon.

If the caretaker is watering the runway, it will be marked with cones. They water along its length one half at a time. It is plenty wide to land on the half with no sprinklers running.

Smiley Creek is the traditional gateway to the Idaho back country and several landing strips are nearby for varying experience levels – perfect for an early morning fly out. We are looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones and hope you can come.

Sincerely,
UBCP Board

Info: UBCP message line 801-583-0342 or Steve Durtschi 801-292-9372
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Ibex Fly-In
May 18 thru  19, 2012
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Ibex Hardpan

UT

Annual Ibex Fly-in. As is traditional, UBCP will be providing sausages and hamburgers along with cold drinks for lunch. Bring a pot luck item if you like, but not totally necessary. Announce intentions on 122.9 and be vigilant for traffic. This fly-in has about a 50% chance of success due to the fickle Utah spring weather. If there is much wind, the dry lake bed is not a particularly fun place to be - but on those beautiful spring days, Ibex is wonderful. For those new pilots, DO NOT confuse Ibex with Sevier Dry Lake. If you need additional information, contact UBCP through the web site or Steve Durtschi at 801 292-9372.

Info: Steve Durtschi 801-292-9387
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Mineral Canyon Gathering
May 11 thru  12, 2012

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Moab, UT

We invite you to Mineral Canyon to share your knowledge with a group of aviation students. Westminster College is culminating their mountain flying class by driving to and spending the night at Mineral Canyon. On Saturday, May 12, the students and instructors will be installing a windsock as a service project. Many of these students have never camped before and they have asked if some UBCP pilots could fly in and share some back country flying knowledge. They would like to see how the airplane is packed, what type of gear is used and some cooking skills. Come on down if you can and pass on some of your knowledge. This is a great opportunity to be an ambassador for back country flying.
Info: 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Aviation and Firearms
March 30,
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Wesminster College

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Back Country Pilots would like to invite you to an aviation seminar to be held at the Westminster College Gore School of Business Auditorium, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, beginning at 7:30 pm on March 30, 2012. The guest speaker will be Utah attorney and author Mitch Vilos. Mr. Vilos is an expert on Utah firearms law and will be speaking on this subject as it relates to general aviation.

Here are some of the questions Mr. Vilos can answer:

How do you stay out of trouble if you have a firearm an land at an airport that also has scheduled commercial air service?
What I fly over a jurisdiction that does not allow firearms? What if I have to land there for fuel?
Is the knife in my survival kit a concealed weapon?
Can I really be charged with a hunting offense for flying low and slow? Or for flying with "hunting equipment" during hunting season?

For those who would like to arrive early, the Utah Back Country Pilots Group will be presenting an informal slide show showcasing Utah and Idaho recreational back country landing strips and will answer questions beginning at 6:30 and ending promptly at 7:30.

Mr. Vilos will take questions from 8:30 to 9:30 and will also have copies of his book for sale at that time. Refreshments will be served.

Contact Chris Tiller at Westminster College (971 404-4874), or Steve Durtschi at UBCP (801 678-1293) for more information and parking recommendations.

Per Westminster College policy, no firearms are allowed on campus.
Info: Steve Durtschi 801 678-1293 or Chris Tiller 971 404-4874
Website:http://www.utahbackcountrypilots.org/gallery/albums/album07/Aviation_and_Firearms.jpg
Author:Rob Hunter
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Smiley Creek Fly-In
July 15 thru  17, 2011
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Smiley Creek Airstrip
U97
Idaho

The UBCP / Friends Of Skypark Fly In will be at Smiley Creek Idaho, July 15, 16, and 17, 2011. This get together is held each year by our home airport, Bountiful Skypark, and they have always extended a special invitation to UBCP. This year, the airport managers will be preparing a FREE barbeque dinner on Saturday evening, July 16. All UBCP members, family and friends are invited for dinner. Dinner starts at 7pm with a social hour preceding dinner at 6pm. Please bring your own chair.

If you have not been there, Smiley Creek is one of the most beautiful landing strips in the country. The grass surface is suitable for most airplanes. Plan to arrive early and leave early at this high altitude location. Airplanes typically land south and take off north. The landing strip rises slightly toward the south. Announce your intentions on 122.9 and be on the lookout for other traffic as this is a popular location. There are free hot showers and a nice grass camping area with tables. You can set up your tent next to your airplane if you like. You can also eat and stay at the Smiley Creek Lodge, although when we inquired a few days ago, there were NO rooms available for the fly in dates. Their number is 208 774-3547. The lodge also sells basic groceries and auto fuel. It is about a 300 yard walk from the landing strip to the lodge. There are a few tie downs, but they typically fill up fast, so bring your own. Afternoon gusty winds occur on most days and thunderstorms are not uncommon.

If the caretaker is watering the runway, it will be marked with cones. They water along its length one half at a time. It is plenty wide to land on the half with no sprinklers running.

Smiley Creek is the traditional gateway to the Idaho back country and several landing strips are nearby for varying experience levels – perfect for an early morning fly out. We are looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones and hope you can come.
Info: UBCP Message Line 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Huntington Fly-In
October 1 thru  3, 2010
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Huntington Airport
69V
Huntington, Utah

UTAH BACK COUNTRY PILOTS FALL FLY IN
October 1, 2, and 3, 2010
Huntington, Utah

• Camping on the field. Two Showers. Bring tie downs.
• Motel in town (trans. can be provided). Village Inn 435 650-5154
• Dinner provided by Huntington Airport on Friday evening.
• Breakfast provided by Huntington Airport 7:00 to 10:00 on Saturday.

ACTIVITIES

• Utah backcountry
landing strips close by.

• Huntington State Park
with lake, etc. 2 miles.
(Transportation can be
provided).

• Castle Dale Dinosaur
and Natural History
Museum tour.
Transportation
provided.

• Impromptu trap shooting
off the runway berm.
Bring your shotgun.
Clay birds and thrower
provided.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Huntington Airport 69V
39º 21.7’ N, 110º 55.0’ W
Elev. 5915 msl
Dirt runways in good condition
Unicom 122.8
Surface weather 122.8 (3 clicks)
Runway lights 122.8 (3 clicks)
Self serve 100 LL fuel $4.30/gal.
Info: 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Smiley Creek Fly-In
July 9 thru  11, 2010

Smiley Creek
U87
Idaho

This is the annual summer fly-in at Smiley Creek ID. It is too warm at most of Utah's airstrips in the middle of summer so we head to the mountains to our north.

UBCP will be providing a barbecue dinner on Saturday evening starting at 6pm. All other meals are on your own.

There are some free campsites available with picnic tables and charcoal grills but most people set up a tent under their wing. Potable water, bathrooms and showers are available at the campsite. A restaurant and convieniece store are available a short walk away.

The runway is long and smooth for a grass runway but at 7,160 ft. high density altitude is a factor.

From the FAA notes:
- RECOMMEND LNDG RY 14 TKOF RY 32 WHEN WIND CONDITIONS ALLOW.
- BE ALERT FOR SPRINKLERS/STAND PIPES ON EDGE OF RY.
- ARPT LCTD IN VALLEY SURROUNDED BY HIGH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.
- EXTREMELY HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE CONDITIONS EXIST DURING SUMMER MONTHS.


Info: 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Mineral Canyon Clean-Up
May 22, 2010

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Moab, UT

We will spend the day filling any ruts and trimming tamarisk as required. Please bring hand tools.
Info: 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
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IBEX Fly In
May 7 thru  9, 2010
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Ibex/Tule Valley

UT

The IBEX Fly in is ON!
(updated 8:30AM 5/7/10)

One of the board members is about to go shopping right now to get the hamburgers, bratwursts and drinks. We will start serving at 11am on Saturday. If you want to bring a side dish to share it would be appreciated but is not required.

The weather forecast looks breezy but not too bad. Today and tonight should be beautiful and several people will be going down this afternoon and spending the night. We expect tomorrow to have enough wind to keep us cool and keep any bugs away but not enough to cause us much problem other than finding a rock to keep the napkins from blowing away. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service shows:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. North northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph increasing to between 13 and 16 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind between 9 and 16 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south southwest.

Ibex has not had much precipitation in the past month so we expect it to be dry, smooth, hard and suitable for most airplanes. Use 122.9 to announce landing intentions and someone on the ground may be able to give you current wind conditions. We will also try to put up some kind of wind indicator. With the forecast winds you will want to take extra care to land into the wind. Be aware that since there is no center line or even runway edges to speak of it can be harder to notice if you are drifting sideways while landing.
Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz
Windsock: No
Info: 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Escalante Airport Open House
April 30 thru May 2, 2010

Escalante Airport
1L7
Escalante, UT

Escalante Airport Fly-in
Friday, April 30-Sunday, May 2, 2010
Sponsored by Escalante City and Escalante Chamber of Commerce

Airport Information:
Identifier 1L7
Runway 5,000 ft., paved
Elevation 5,740
Pilot Lounge available.
Camp Sites available.
Lodging discounts available for those not camping.
Bring your own tie-downs.
Water and other sanitation facilities available. Transportation to and from town provided.

Friday, April 30
6:00 pm: Dutch Oven Dinner at the airport
Saturday, May 1
7:30-9:30am: Pancake breakfast at the airport
10:00 am-4:00 pm: Work party at the Boulder Airstrip(Other activities available for those not wanting to work at the Boulder Airstrip. Call Paul at 826-4662.)
6:00 pm: Catered Dinner and Historical Presentation at Escalante Outfitters Pavilion

Info: Paul Bowmar 435-826-4662
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

UBCP Huntington Fly-In
September 25 thru  27, 2009

Airport
69V
Huntington, Utah



Fall Fly-In at Huntington

UTAH BACK COUNTRY PILOTS FALL FLY IN
Sept. 25 through 27, 2009
Huntington, Utah

Emery County and the Huntington Airport management have invited UBCP to their airport and have gone all out to make us welcome!

• Camping on the field. Two Showers. Bring tie downs.
• Motel in town (trans. can be provided). Village Inn 435 650-5154
• Breakfast provided by Huntington Airport 7:00 to 10:00 on Saturday.
• Free Dutch Oven pie and ice cream and camp fire Saturday evening.

ACTIVITIES

• Utah backcountry landing strips close by.

• Huntington State Park with lake, etc. 2 miles. (Transportation can be provided).

• Castle Dale Dinosaur and Natural History Museum tour.Transportation provided).

• Impromptu trap shooting off the runway berm. Bring your own shotgun. Clay birds and thrower provided.

RSVP to the UBCP Hot Line at 801 583-0342 if possible so food can be planned.

Info: UBCP message line 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Smiley Creek Fly-In
July 17 thru  19, 2009
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Smiley Creek
U87
Idaho

Bar-be-que dinner provided on Saturday evening, July 18 at the airport campground. Please call the UBCP Hot Line (801 583-0342), or Steve Durtschi (801 292-9372), or respond via e-mail through the web site to let us know how many will be there so we can plan the grocery list.


Location: 43º 57.4’ N, 114º 47.8’ W
Elevation: 7160 msl
Runway: 14/32 Length 4,900 ft.
Frequency: 122.9

Limited number of tie downs – recommend you bring your own.

Smiley Creek Lodge (Cabins, limited rooms, meals, some groceries)(877) 774-3547 or (208) 774-3547

Come up and meet old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the Idaho back country!


Info: UBCP message line 801-583-0342 or Steve Durtschi 801-292-9371
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Ibex Fly-In, cancelled
May 1 thru  2, 2009

Ibex Lake Bed

Utah

Ibex Fly-In, Canceled
The weather is simply not cooperating for our fly-in. Tomorrow the forecast for Ibex calls for low ceilings and an 80% chance of rain. Rain is not what we had hope for when landing on a lake bed. Since this is the second weekend it has been canceled we are going to try again next year. We apologize for any disappointment.

We do plan on having an informal gathering in Idaho at Smiley Creek this summer and a fly-in at the Huntington airport in the fall. We look forward to seeing you there.

Due to poor weather the previous weekend the Ibex fly-in has been rescheduled for May 1-2. Come down and camp on Friday or for the day on Saturday. UBCP will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks on Saturday about noon. Bring a pot luck item if you like.



The location for Ibex is shown on the Utah State Chart, on the UBCP web site and in Galen’s Fly Utah! Guidebook (listed as Tule Valley Hardpan). We will try to get a preliminary report on the hard pan condition just prior to the date shown above. Please announce intentions on 122.9. There are usually people with hand held radios on the ground to provide the estimated wind and landing conditions if you ask.



A note on the weather: we seem to have a good week end about half the time on the scheduled day. If the winds are blustery, Ibex is not an enjoyable place and we would not recommend making the trip. If it is a calm day, Ibex will be beautiful so be on the lookout for airplanes as there may be several in the vicinity. Please – no flybys anywhere near people or parked airplanes.



Here’s hoping for a blue bird day – we’ll see you on the hard pan!



UBCP Board

Ibex Hard Pan
Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz
Windsock: No
Camping: Yes
Info: 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:
Rob Hunter [5/1/2009]: The weather is simply not cooperating for our fly-in. Tomorrow the forecast for Ibex calls for low ...more

Ibex Fly-In
April 24 thru  25, 2009
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Ibex Lake Bed

UT

*Fly-In postponed - See PIREP updates on the right*

Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 have been selected as the date for meeting at Ibex this spring. Come down and camp on Friday or for the day on Saturday. UBCP will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks on Saturday about noon. Bring a pot luck item if you like.



The location for Ibex is shown on the Utah State Chart, on the UBCP web site and in Galen’s Fly Utah! Guidebook (listed as Tule Valley Hardpan). We will try to get a preliminary report on the hard pan condition just prior to the date shown above. Please announce intentions on 122.9. There are usually people with hand held radios on the ground to provide the estimated wind and landing conditions if you ask.



A note on the weather: we seem to have a good week end about half the time on the scheduled day. If the winds are blustery, Ibex is not an enjoyable place and we would not recommend making the trip. If it is a calm day, Ibex will be beautiful so be on the lookout for airplanes as there may be several in the vicinity. Please – no flybys anywhere near people or parked airplanes.



Here’s hoping for a blue bird day – we’ll see you on the hard pan!



UBCP Board

Ibex Hard Pan
Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz
Windsock: No
Camping: Yes
Info: UBCP message line 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:
Rob Hunter [4/23/2009]: As of 4-19-09 the lake bed was dry and hard. There has not been much precipitation since then so we...more
Rob Hunter [4/23/2009]: As of 4-23-09 the weather is forecast to be quite windy on Friday which would make camping at Ibex ...more
Rob Hunter [4/24/2009]: 4-24-09 update As of 8 pm 4-24-09 The forecast is not ideal for our fly-in. The winds are forecas...more
Rob Hunter [4/25/2009]: Fly-In postponed, 4-25-09 update Checking the weather this morning by looking out the window and ch...more

Canceled Utah Canyon Country Fly-In
September 25 thru  27, 2008
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Huntington Municipal Airport
69V
Huntington, Utah

The 2008 Utah Canyon Country Fly-In had to be canceled after two weekends of bad weather. We look forward to having on in the Fall of 2009.

Sponsored by UBCP and Huntington Municipal Airport

Plan to Join Us and Special Guest: Sparky Imeson (Author of Mountain Flying Bible)



· Everyone welcome ~ need not be a UBCP member to attend

· Huntington has one paved, lighted runway and two dirt runways – perfect for back country training

· Camping on the field or motels available in town

· Saturday Breakfast & Lunch provided by Huntington Airport, please RSVP to (801)583-0342

· Limited number of FAA biennial Flight Reviews available from qualified instructors for small
donation to UBCP. Please RSVP by calling the UBCP Hot Line @ (801) 583-0342

· Cedar Mountain and Mexican Mountain as well as several other backcountry landing strips in area; perfect for an early fly out and return

· Transportation available to local trap-shooting range and Utah State Park

CAUTION: Wires are at the approach end of runway 30




Info: 801-583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Gathering at Seeley Lake
June 7 thru  8, 2008

Seeley Lake airport
23S
SEELEY LAKE, MT

Kick off to spring flyouts, Everyone welcome, Will not be canceled, drive/fly, Best camping in MT, BBQ and transportation provided, bring or buy your own food in town.
Info: Neil Salmi 406-266-5400
Event Email:
Author:Neil Salmi
Reports:

Pagosa Springs Fly-In Breakfast
May 17, 2008

Archuleta Co. Airport--Stevens Field
KPSO
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Here is a link to the flyer with all of the info.
http://avjet-colorado.com/pdf/May17Flyer.pdf
Info: Bob Goubitz 970-731-2127
Website:http://avjet-colorado.com/
Event Email:
Author:Karl Spielman
Reports:

IBEX
May 2 thru  4, 2008
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Ibex Hard Pan

Utah

We have determined to meet at Ibex this year on Saturday, May 3rd. In the event that the weather does not cooperate on that date, it will automatically move to the following week end, Saturday, May 10th. Come and camp beginning Friday if you like.

If you would like, bring a pot luck item on Saturday at 12:00 for lunch. UPCP will provide hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone, so bring the family and come down and enjoy a beautiful spring day with blue skies and light winds (if we say it - it will surely happen!).

Announce your intentions on 122.9 and PLEASE - no flying over the parked airplanes and people.

It's been a while since we have met as a group and we look forward to getting together.


Ibex Hard Pan
Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz
Windsock: No
Camping: Yes

Check the UBCP airstrip database for more information on Ibex.

Info: 801-583-0342
Website:http://www.utahbackcountrypilots.org/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Ibex-Fly-In
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Fly-In Breakfast
September 30, 2007

Mineral County Airport
C24
Creede, Colorado

San Luis Valley Pilots Association sponsored breakfast 8:00-10:00 AM. Great opportunity to view the fall colors.
Info: Paul Foster 719-852-9860 or Randy Riggs 719-6582342
Fax: 719-754-9105
Event Email:
Author:Paul Foster
Reports:

Smiley Creek Fly-In
July 6 thru  7, 2007

Smiley Creek
U87
Idaho

Camping and Lodging available.
Chuck Wagon Dinner July 7, 7pm
Social Hour 6:30pm
Dinner $25 per person includes tax and tip. RSVP to Kent Bond 801-913-5223.
For Lodging call 208-774-3547
Float trips and horseback rides arranged through the lodge.
Info: Kent Bond 801-913-5223 or Smiley Creek Lodge 208-774-3547
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Montana Mountain Flying Rendevous
June 2 thru  3, 2007

Townsend Airport
8u8
Montana

Ground School
shortfield operations
density altitude issues
mountain flying techniques
Take-off and landing performance measurements
Opportunity to fly with top flight instructors
Free Camping
$2.99 100 LL
Catered meals
and more!
http://www.montanapilots.org/MountainFlyingRendezvous.pdf

Info: Bill Gallea 406-443-2179
Website:http://www.montanapilots.org/MountainFlyingRendezvous.pdf
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Ibex Fly-In
May 11 thru  13, 2007
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Ibex Hard PanUtah

Ibex Fly-In Rescheduled

There has been a lot of interest in this fly-in and the weather looks great for the coming weekend so we are rescheduling the fly-in for May 11-13.

There will be a potluck feast Saturday at noon. Please bring something to grill and a dish to share if you would like to participate. Everyone is welcome, There are no facilities of any kind so bring anything you might need. If you are coming for the day you might consider bringing, water, food, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and a folding chair.

Ibex is a large dry lake bed that usually has a hard dry surface suitable for most GA aircraft. Ibex is roughly 50 miles SW of Delta Utah.




Ibex Hard Pan
Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz
Windsock: No
Camping: Yes

Check the UBCP airstrip database for more information on Ibex.
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Ibex
May 4 thru  6, 2007
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Ibex Hard Pan

UT

Its time for the 13th annual IBEX fly-in. This years fly-in will be Friday May 4th through Sunday May 6th. Jeff Mabbutt will have a BBQ there for anyone to use Friday evening and Saturday. There will be a potluck feast Saturday at noon. Please bring something to grill and a dish to share if you would like to participate. Everyone is welcome, There are no facilities of any kind so bring anything you might need. If you are coming for the day you might consider bringing, water, food, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and a folding chair.

Ibex is a large dry lake bed that usually has a hard dry surface suitable for most GA aircraft. Ibex is roughly 50 miles SW of Delta Utah.

Please do not make other pilots nervous by flying over the flight line.




Ibex Hard Pan
Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz
Windsock: No
Camping: Yes

Check the UBCP airstrip database for more information on Ibex.

Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Mineral Canyon Fly-In
October 6 thru  8, 2006

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Utah

We are hoping to meet again this year at Mineral Canyon on Fri., Sat, and Sunday, October 6 through 8. Traditionally, we have spruced up the runway and parking area the week end before. For those who could help, weather permitting, we will spend Saturday, Sept. 30 getting the runway in good shape for the fall flying season. We will get a report out following the clean up day on the condition of the strip.

Announce intentions and monitor 122.9 when in the area. Please do not push the weather. If the weather is poor, we'll try it again another time. Remember, this time of year can be rainy. Any rain much more than a light sprinkle a few days before will render the landing strip muddy in the center and unusable.

If the rain and weather cooperate, we will bring down 30 nice steaks and plan on cooking about 12:00 on Saturday. This will allow those who plan only a day trip to enjoy lunch and still get out in time to get home. The steaks will be first come, but we have always had plenty for everyone. Bring a pot luck item if you like, but certainly not required.

We look forward to renewing acquaintances at Mineral Canyon. See you soon.

Steve Durtschi
Utah Backcountry Pilots

Landing Strip Information:
Location: 38º 32’ N, 109º 59.8’ W
Surface: Dirt, soft. Approx. 1900 ft.
Elev. Approx. 3950 Ft. msl

The landing strip is in a deep canyon, adjacent to the Green River. See the Denver Sectional Chart

The strip is not considered suitable for lower powered airplanes.

The landing strip may be approached from either direction, although a tight turn will be required when departing or landing from the south due to terrain. Any recent rain will leave standing water or mud in the middle portion of the runway. There is a small wind sock at the NE corner of the strip. Park in the cul de sac on the east side of the strip.

Announce intentions on 122.9.

Be vigilant for
possible heavy traffic!

Additional Information:

Watch the weather! Call the UBCP hot line for additional information and watch for UBCP e-mails as the date approaches. Campers, plan for cool nights. Congregate around a single camp fire or two, and leave only footprints when it is time to go home. There are no bathrooms at the landing strip. Outdoor restrooms are available ½ mile downstream at the BLM river boat launch. There is no fresh water. Call (801) 583-0342 or (801) 292-9372 with questions.


Info: 801-583-0342
Website:http://www.airnav.com/airport/UT75
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Utah Canyonlands Safarai
October 4 thru  8, 2006

Utah BackcountryUtah

The McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminar Advanced Course.

This advanced aviation safety seminar builds on the fundamentals learned in the basic course (which is a prerequisite for the advanced courses). This advance course will concentrate on confined area approaches, the emergency maneuvers, “canyon turn”, combined with expanding the skill of “you found the airstrip now what!” Also, aerial surveillance, determining safe approaches and departures - and determining where the abort point for that airstrip is, your aircraft, and the conditions of the environment! All of this within a new environment that will take your breath away.

The Utah Canyonlands is a aviators dream. To view the splendor from above, navigating the valleys and canyons across deep gorges, and gazing at odd and mystic rock formations. Aviating across this vast and remote wilderness you will catch glimpses of cliff dwellings and old abandoned uranium mines. After landing at one of the many Utah backcountry airstrips you will find yourself hiking down trails to view ancient petroglyphs. You'll wonder in amazement...Of how many years ago? What do they mean?

And what is next on this trip? The next would be landing after viewing Monument Valley from the air for a break to visit the Navaho women that weave rugs in their hogans. In addition to many other activities, we'll be visiting the Goulding's Museum and Trading Post who will provide us with insights into this area's rich and colorful history. Afternoon river trips down the San Juan are also available with private reservation! Please view our links page for area links.
Info: Lori MacNichol 208-634-1344
Website:http://www.mountaincanyonflying.com
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Mineral Canyon Clean Up
September 30, 2006

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Utah

We are hoping to meet again this year at Mineral Canyon on Fri., Sat, and Sunday, October 6 through 8. Traditionally, we have spruced up the runway and parking area the week end before. For those who could help, weather permitting, we will spend Saturday, Sept. 30 getting the runway in good shape for the fall flying season. We will get a report out following the clean up day on the condition of the strip.

Announce intentions and monitor 122.9 when in the area. Please do not push the weather. If the weather is poor, we'll try it again another time. Remember, this time of year can be rainy. Any rain much more than a light sprinkle a few days before will render the landing strip muddy in the center and unusable.

Landing Strip Information:
Location: 38º 32’ N, 109º 59.8’ W
Surface: Dirt, soft. Approx. 1900 ft.
Elev. Approx. 3950 Ft. msl

The landing strip is in a deep canyon, adjacent to the Green River. See the Denver Sectional Chart

The strip is not considered suitable for lower powered airplanes.

The landing strip may be approached from either direction, although a tight turn will be required when departing or landing from the south due to terrain. Any recent rain will leave standing water or mud in the middle portion of the runway. There is a small wind sock at the NE corner of the strip. Park in the cul de sac on the east side of the strip.

Announce intentions on 122.9.

Be vigilant for
possible heavy traffic!

Info: (801) 583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Marble Fly-in
September 8 thru  10, 2006

Conger Airstrip
Pvt
Marble, CO

Fly-in to this aviation jewel near the top of the Crystal River Canyon immediately west of the town of Marble, CO. Camp at the field or enjoy accomodations nearby. Activities include fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, historic walking tour, marble quarry tour, jeep tours, and Saturday group dinner. Landowner permission is required to use this airstrip. Get all the details at the information and registration web page.
Info: Bill Meine 303-748-4588
Website:http://coloradopilots.org/registration.asp?event_id=marble2006
Event Email:
Author:Bill Meine
Reports:

Northern Utah Regional Air Festival
August 18 thru  19, 2006

Logan Cache Airport
LGU
Logan, Utah

Seminars for pilots, mechanics, CFI, Mountain Flying, Backcountry Flying, Owner maintenance, CFI renewal and more
Info: Dan Boston 435-752-6175
Website:http://www.nuraf.com/index.html
Author:Dale Gardner
Reports:

McCall Family Fly-In
August 11 thru  13, 2006

McCall Municipal Airport
KMYL
McCall, Idaho

The McCall Family Fly-In brings pilots, their families, and the public to the McCall Airport for three days of networking, fun, training, and more.

Located in the heartland of Central Idaho, McCall offers recreational opportunities for the whole family. The town of McCall is located on the banks of Payette lake, which gets its beauty from the dark blue waters and dense forest around its 22-mile shoreline.

Take a short vacation in beautiful McCall, Idaho, and mingle with other pilots, aviation enthusiasts, their families, and the public who attend. Over the past several years annual attendance has reached more than 500 participants, including more than 300 pilots from the Northwest and all over the United States.

Enjoy the many planned activities:

* Friday night picnic with the live band The Heard
* Saturday night dinner and Casino Night
* Sunday morning pancake breakfast
* Tours of nearby historic sites and resorts
* Children’s activities, including astro-jumps and crafts
* Vendor exhibits and food booths
* PACE and Wings programs
* Aeronautics Board Meeting
* Wings Pilot's and CFI Briefings
* Seminars and other aviation related events
* Boy Scout merit badge and EAA Young Eagle flights
* Static displays
* Poker run
* Tours


Info: (208) 321-2389
Website:www.mccallfamilyflyin.org
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Smiley Creek Fly-In
July 14 thru  16, 2006

Smiley Creek
U87
ID

Camp with your airplane or stay in the lodge. Hot showers available for everyone. Catered diner Saturday night $25/person including tax and tip. Call Kent Bond (801) 913-5223 for reservations and more details. For lodging call (208) 774-3547
Info: Kent Bond (801) 913-5223
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:
Allen Macbean [7/19/2006]: Fly-in was great! Sorry I couldn't stay for the whole thing. I created a gallery for the flyin and a...more

Heber Valley Airshow
July 8,

Russ McDonald Field
36U
Heber, UT

2006 Heber Valley Airshow Planes Trains and Automobiles,Russ McDonald Field 36U Contact Information: Steve Guenard 435.640.6806 Email Address: sguenard@comcast.net Website: http://www.hebervalleyaeromuseum.org
Info: Steve Guenard 435.640.6806
Website:http://www.hebervalleyaeromuseum.org
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Rans annual fly-in
June 23 thru  24, 2006

West Desert Airpark
UT99
Cedar Valley, Utah

The West Desert Airpark is hosting the Rans annual fly-in on June 23-24. It will be free to the public. The 2600' runway has been paved and new approval for new hangars is complete. (Yes hangars are currently for sale). This is primarily a light aircraft field which will accommodate up to 180's. Please come visit us! Breakfast and lunch will be available on the 23rd and 24th. Dinner will be available by advance reservations on Saturday the 24th.
Flying-in...West Desert Airpark-UT99 N40 degrees, 12.5588' W 112 degrees 05.553...elevation 4900'msl. (field will be closed off and on for contests noon to 3 PM on the 24th)
Driving...head west on UT 73 past Fairfield, our new sign will be up. Until then turn left at the "Camp Floyd Cemetery..Allen's Ranch...sign". Look for the windsock and "Rocky Mountain Kitplanes" sign approximately 1 mile down the road.
For more information call Rocky Mountain Kitplanes 801-766-0160...or check our web site...
www.rockymountainkitplanes.com/flyin.html.
Info: Mark 801-766-0160
Website:www.rockymountainkitplanes.com/flyin.html
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Dolores Point Fly-In
June 16 thru  18, 2006

Dolores Point AirstripGateway, Colorado

Heads up for the Dolores Point Backcountry Fly-in scheduled on the weekend of June 16-18. Dolores Point is a dirt airstrip in good condition on a mesa just west of Gateway, CO. Activities include hiking, biking, or anything else to enjoy the outdoors in this beautiful locale. You can learn more about it on the website at http://coloradopilots.org/registration.asp?event_id=dolorespoint2006 As there is no fee, registration is only to let other visitors know you are coming. Are you already committed to the Van Aire picnic? Make the short flight afterward to Dolores Point and enjoy a night under the stars. I hope to see you there. Bill Meine wmeine@comcast.net 303-748-4588
Info: Bill Meine 303-748-4588
Website:coloradopilots.org/registration.asp?event_id=dolorespoint2006
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Slideshow
June 14, 2006

Logan Airport
LGU
Logan, UT

Encore presentation

Utah Back Country Pilots is proud to announce an informative and entertaining slide show being presented by UBCP members Ryan Jaussi and Steve Durtschi. The presentation titled "The Less Known Back Country Runways of Utah" will be shown Wednesday June 14th at 7:15PM in the USU classroom at the Logan Airport. This is an encore presentation of the slideshow presented by UBCP members Ryan Jaussi and Nate Miller last February at Westminster College. Ryan and Steve will be sharing beautiful slides and insight on some of the less often visited runways scattered around Utah. Come to learn about these awesome airstrips from people who have been there. Runways like Nokai Dome, Radium King, Steer Ridge, Tavaputs Ranch, Willow Flats, McCook Ridge and many more will be featured. They will also touch on some of the more popular runways like Hidden Splendor, Happy Canyon, Dirty Devil, and Mexican Mountain. Come enjoy the company of your fellow back country pilots as well as the slide show. This slide show is open to anyone that is interested in learning a little more about back country flying in Utah so invite your friends!

There will be a pot luck dinner before the slideshow starting at 6:30 at the airport. UBCP members are asked to bring a side dish or desert if you want to attend.

If any members are flying in that evening (or any time in the next three months!!), the ramp is under construction so watch for back taxi traffic that would not normally be there plus any number of unusual activity. Parking for planes is at the far northwest end of the hangar area and there should be rides available back and forth from Leading Edge on 122.77.

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Event Email:
Author:Ryan Jaussi
Reports:

Utah Canyonlands Safari
April 26 thru  30, 2006


66v
Bluff, UT

This advanced aviation safety seminar builds on the fundamentals learned in the basic course (which is a prerequisite for the advanced courses). This advance course will concentrate on confined area approaches, the emergency maneuvers, “canyon turn”, combined with expanding the skill of “you found the airstrip now what!” Also, aerial surveillance, determining safe approaches and departures - and determining where the abort point for that airstrip is, your aircraft, and the conditions of the environment! All of this within a new environment that will take your breath away.

The Utah Canyonlands is a aviators dream. To view the splendor from above, navigating the valleys and canyons across deep gorges, and gazing at odd and mystic rock formations. Aviating across this vast and remote wilderness you will catch glimpses of cliff dwellings and old abandoned uranium mines. After landing at one of the many Utah backcountry airstrips you will find yourself hiking down trails to view ancient petroglyphs. You'll wonder in amazement...Of how many years ago? What do they mean?
Info: Lori MacNichol 208-634-1344
Fax: 208-634-2050
Website:www.mountaincanyonflying.com
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

12th Annual Ibex Fly-In
April 14 thru  16, 2006

Ibex Hard Pan

Utah

The 12th annual Ibex fly-in at the Ibex Hard Pan dry lake bed landing area is April 14-16. More information on the landing area can be found in our Airport Data Section of this website and photos are on the photo albums.

There will be a potluck meal at noon Saturday the 15th. Participants are asked to bring what ever they want to grill for themselves and a dish to share.

For further info you can contact Jeff Mabbutt by clicking the email symbol below or at the following phone number.
Info: Jeff Mabbutt (435)671-1991
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:
Rob Hunter [4/11/2006]: As of today (4-11-06) Ibex was in great condition. There was some water in the man made depresions ...more

Idaho Aviation Festival
March 10 thru  11, 2006

Boise Center on the Grove
KBOI
Boise, ID

[several UBCP members will be presenting free seminars at this event including Lori MacNichol, Rob Hunter and John Kounis]
Summary: More than 800 aviation enthusiasts are expected to gather in Boise for the 14th annual Idaho Aviation Festival, sponsored by the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Aeronautics. The Idaho Aviation Festival attracts aircraft owners, pilots, mechanics, aviation business leaders, aviation enthusiasts and the general public. The two-day event includes a family and children's hands-on workshop organized in partnership with the Discovery Center of Idaho, a variety of seminars, IA renewal and 135 training, AvSwap (an aviation swap meet), a trade show including aircraft displays, Flying 'Flicks(schedule of aviation related movies), keynote speakers, and an aviation career forum. Keynote speakers include John Kounis (editor of Pilot Getaways magazine and recognized as an expert in recreational destinations for private pilots) and "Father Goose" Bill Lishman (the inspiration behind the film "Fly Away Home" and is a pilot, artist, sculptor, filmmaker, author, inventor, naturalist, and entrepreneur). Most activities are free, but a non-perishable food donation to the Boise Rescue Mission is requested. Please visit the website for more information.
Info: (208) 334-8775 (208) 288-0290
Website:http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/AviationFestival/2006/index.htm
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Slide Show
February 7, 2006

WestminsterSalt Lake City, UT

Utah Back Country Pilots is proud to announce an informative and entertaining slide show being presented by UBCP members Ryan Jaussi and Nate Miller. The presentation titled "The Less Known Back Country Runways of Utah" will be shown Tuesday February 7th at 7:00PM at Malouf Hall, room 201 on the Westminster College Campus. Ryan and Nate will be sharing beautiful slides and insight on some of the less often visited runways scattered around Utah. Come to learn about these awesome airstrips from people who have been there. Runways like Nokai Dome, Radium King, Steer Ridge, Tavaputs Ranch, Willow Flats, McCook Ridge and many more will be featured. They will also touch on some of the more popular runways like Hidden Splendor, Happy Canyon, Dirty Devil, and Mexican Mountain. Come enjoy the company of your fellow back country pilots as well as the slide show. Refreshments will be provided. This slide show is open to anyone that is interested in learning a little more about back country flying in Utah so invite your friends!



Please note, this is on the main Westminster campus in Sugar House not the Westminster Flight Center at the airport.



There is free parking in the parking structure at 1700S. 1200 E. Malouf hall is the third building south of this parking structure. We look forward to seeing everyone there!



Campus map: http://www.westminstercollege.edu/campus_map/ it is building 28.

Driving directions: http://www.westminstercollege.edu/campus_map/index.cfm?id=42
Info: 801-949-7817 or 435-640-3521
Event Email:
Author:Ryan Jaussi
Reports:

After the Crash: Staying Alive and Getting Rescued
December 15,

Malouf Science Building Room# 201, 1840 South 1300 East

Salt Lake City, UT

UBCP board member and president of Prepared Pilot, Rob Hunter will be giving an FAA wings seminar on survival starting at 7pm.

Do you know how long it takes, on average, for help to get to a downed airplane? It's probably longer than you think! Will a flight plan, flight following, cell phone, ELT and portable transceiver get you the help you need in time to save your life? Maybe not. We will learn the limitations of all of the above while talking about actual crashes.

Do you know the important event that will be occurring on February 1, 2009 and what single piece of equipment can get help on its way to you in minutes instead of days?

In this lecture you will not only learn how to get help to your location quicker but how to stay alive until it arrives. You will learn about the special needs of an aviation survival kit and why it is harder to be prepared for an emergency in an airplane than any other mode of travel. you will learn both what equipment works and what does not.

Rob Hunter will share his experiences as a Search and Rescue paramedic looking for downed airplanes and as a pilot involved in a wilderness airplane crash. You will learn what he found to be the most important survival equipment.

One of the attendees of this talk will win a Prepared Pilot Pocket Survival Pack!

Info: Richard Stednitz (801) 257-5073 or Rob Hunter (801) 455-5271
Website:www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=8301
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Mountain Flying Seminar
December 10,

Gore Auditorium, 1840 S. 1300 E.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Sparky Imeson will be giving a seminar on Mountain flying starting at 3pm. He will cover topics such as mountain flying techniques, mountain waves, visual illusions and mountain airstrip operations.
Info: Aaron Mangone (801) 230-2703
Website:www.mountainflying.com
Author:Rob Hunter
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Mineral Canyon Fly In
October 21 thru  23, 2005

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Utah

ATTENTION! On the afternoon of Thursday the 20th the runway was inspected and is flooded. We do not expect in to be dry enough to be safe by this weekend. We strongly recommend not trying to land there this weekend. We plan on rescheduling the fly-in for the next weekend.

The Mineral Canyon Fly-in is scheduled for the week end of Saturday, Oct. 22nd. Many will arrive on Friday and camp through the week end. Again this year, UBCP will bring about 40 steaks and cold drinks and have the grill ready for lunch on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Bring a pot luck item if you like. We will be posting updates on the condition of the strip and the weather as the time draws closer.
Info: (801) 583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Mineral Canyon Clean Up
October 8, 2005

Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
Utah

The annual Mineral Canyon Clean-up Day is scheduled for Sat. 8 October. We are hoping the have a tractor on the field to mow the weeds in the parking area and also work on digging a drain on the west center portion of the runway. Since there will be people and machinery working on the runway, PLEASE avoid flying to Mineral Canyon on this date. The road to the landing strip is open. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended but not absolutely required. It is about a 45 minute drive from the Canyonlands airport to Mineral Canyon. If you would like a ride to the strip from Canyonlands, call the UPCP Hot Line and leave your name and number. We will see if we can arrange transportation of some kind from the airport for the day.
Info: (801) 583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
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Ontario Air Faire 2005
September 24, 2005

Ontario, OR
ONO
Ontario, OR

Ontario Air Faire 2005-Breakfast, Warbirds Fly!, Acro Airshow, Stage Entertainment, Bigger & Better! Free Admission. Roger Smith 739-3979, Kevin Horiup 414-4000. Our Ontario EAA Chapter 837 is sponsoring the Air Faire again this year and we are expecting a larger crowd this year with Merle Maines growing collection of warbirds and transit warbirds flying in for the show. Also the stage entertainment planned and the acrobatics will add to a great show. And FREE ADMISSION is also a good draw. Hope to see you there.
Info: Roger Smith 739-3979 or Kevin Horiup 414-4000
Author:Gwenn McDonald
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1st Annual Nephi Fly-In
September 10, 2005

Nephi Airport
U14
Nephi, Utah

The First Annual Nephi City Fly-In and Airshow at Nephi's newly renovated airport.

8:30 breakfast
9:00 last fly in
10-3 airshow, displays and vendor booths

There will be a booth on backcountry flying in Utah and UBCP. We are looking for a few volunteers to help staff it. If you are interested in helping please call Steve Durtschi at (801) 292-9372.
Info: Carl Anderson (801) 376-3602
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Memaloose Workparty
September 10, 2005

Memaloose Airstrip
25U
Imnaha, OR

Memaloose Workparty, Saturday September 10th, 2005.
Info: Eric Pedersen 208-634-1775
Event Email:
Author:Eric Pedersen
Reports:

Marble Backcountry Fly-in
September 9 thru  11, 2005

Conger Airstrip
Pvt
Marble, CO

This private airstrip is located east of McClure Pass and requires mountain experience to use. A reservation and liability release are required to gain landing permission. Camping on the field, accommodations in the area, Saturday cookout, fishing, hiking, biking, and many other activities. Additional information, registration and the liability release form can be found at the website.
Info: Bill Meine 303-748-4588 or Rob Duncan 970-921-3400
Website:www.coloradopilots.org/noncpa_registration.asp?event_id=Marble2005
Event Email:
Author:Bill Meine
Reports:

Bernard Work Party
August 27, 2005

Bernard Airstrip
U54
Middle Fork of the Salmon River, ID

Bernard Airstrip Workparty, Saturday, August 27th, 2005.
Info: Eric Pedersen 208-634-1775
Event Email:
Author:Eric Pedersen
Reports:

Richfield Fly-In
August 20, 2005

Richfield Airport
KRIF
Richfield, UT

Breakfast 8-10 AM.
Hamburger lunch

Aircraft Rides: Helicopter, Rans S6 AND S7, Titan Tornato, Powered Parachute.

AIRCRAFT AND CAR DISPLAY

Aircraft rental and flight instruction by FLY- AVIATION.
Info: Richfield Airport FBO 435-896-9413
Author:Rob Hunter
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McCall Family Fly-In
August 12 thru  14, 2005

McCall Airport
MYL
McCall, ID

One of Idaho's annual highlight events.
Info: Tammy Schoen 800-426-4587 208-334-8776
Website:www.familyflyin.net
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
Reports:

Wilderness Within Reach
July 29 thru  31, 2005

Chamberlain Basin/Johnson Creek
3U2
Yellowpine, ID

Transportation of handicapped/challenged individuals into the Idaho backcountry.
Info: Joe Corlett 208-336-1097
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
Reports:

Cavanaugh Bay Fly-In
July 22 thru  24, 2005

Cavanaugh Bay
66S
Coolin, ID

Annual fly-in. Fun, frolic and fellowship!
Info: Wayne Theil 208-890-8866
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
Reports:

Chamberlain Work Party
July 9, 2005

Chamberlain Airstrip
U79
ID

Chamberlain Airstrip Work Party, Saturday, July 9th, 2005
Info: Eric Pedersen 208-634-1775
Event Email:
Author:Eric Pedersen
Reports:

7th Annual Fly-In
July 8 thru  10, 2005

Smiley Creek Airstrip
U87
ID

In less than a week Utah Pilots will be descending on Smiley Creek Idaho. All Utah Back Country Pilots are welcome. Free camping and showers are available at the airstrip.

There will be a Chuck Wagon Dinner July 9, at 7pm which costs $23/person. RSVP to Kent Bond for dinner at (801) 913-5223.

Over $500 worth of donated items will be given away at the dinner. Items include camping supplies, first aid kits, and free AV gas.

For lodging, float trips, and scenic horseback rides call the lodge at (208)774-3547

In case you were planning on getting fuel at Friedman Memorial (KSUN) in Sun Valley be advised that they will only accept landings by reservation on Sunday the 10th and will be very busy the whole weekend with corporate jets.


Info: Kent Bond (801) 913-5223
Website:www.airnav.com/airport/U87
Author:Rob Hunter
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Fathers Day Fly-In
June 18 thru  19, 2005

Smiley Creek Airport
U87
Smiley Creek, ID

Annual Fathers day event!
Info: Gary Thietten 208-731-4061
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
Reports:

Belchak Invitational @Crater Springs
June 17 thru  18, 2005

Juab County 12 miles NW of IPP

Men and Young Men CAMP @ the "Oasis of Crater Springs" Interested pilots to showcase backcountry aviation...Fly-bys welcome.

Last minute additional INVITATION:

FREE hobo dinners for backcountry pilots 7:00 Friday Evening at CAMP


Info: Tom Belchak 801-577-4361
Event Email:
Author:Tom Belchak
Reports:
Tom Belchak [5/27/2005]: Locate by finding Fumarole Butte (elev 5,278ft) East edge of lava flow, north edge of Crater Springs...more
Tom Belchak [6/2/2005]: Location N 39 36.951 W 112 43.576 DTA VOR 318 Radial @ 24.7 SM (25 MI NW of Delta, UT)

Cessna 180/185 Club Fly-In
June 17 thru  18, 2005

Garden Valley
U88
Garden Valley, ID

Annual 180/185 club fly-in.
Info: Jim Davies 208-462-5204
Author:Larry Robinson
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IBEX Fly-In
June 17 thru  18, 2005
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Ibex Hard Pan

The Ibex Hard Pan is once again a dry lake bed and the fly-in has been rescheduled for June 17-18. UBCP will be providing a free pancake breakfast for attendees. A RSVP to RSVP@utahbackcountrypilots.org is requested but not required.

Latitude: 38°59.0 N
Longitude: 113°22.0 W
Elevation: 4,766 Ft MSL
UNICOM: 122.900 MHz

More information on the landing area can be found in the airport data and photo album sections of www.utahbackcountrypilots.org

Tom Belchak has invited UBCP members to visit his private airstrip, which is only 50 miles from Ibex, this same weekend. He has posted information about the event in the "Event&Reports" section of the UBCP website.
Info: UBCP message line (801) 583-0342
Website:www.utahbackcountrypilots.org
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Garden Valley Fly-In/Breakfast
June 12, 2005

Garden Valley
U88
Garden Valley, ID

Fly-In and Breakfast. An annual and always well-attended event. Drive or fly-in.
Author:Larry Robinson
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Dolores Point
June 11 thru  12, 2005
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Dolores Point

Colorado

Dolores Point is a beautiful mesa overlooking the Dolores River, four miles
west of Gateway, Colorado. The airstrip sits on top of the mesa in a
sagebrush meadow between the depths of the red rock canyon country below and
the snow capped peaks of the La Sal Mountains above. The Colorado Pilots
Association Backcountry Airstrip Committee invites you to join us at one of
the only useable Colorado backcountry airstrips for a weekend of flying,
camping, hiking, biking, or just relaxing.

If you'd like to let others know you are coming, please register at the CPA website below.

Info: Bill Meine 303-748-4588
Website:coloradopilots.org/registration.asp?event_id=DoloresPoint2005
Event Email:
Author:Bill Meine
Reports:
Bill Meine [6/9/2005]: The strip is in really fine condition as it has been dragged in the past two weeks. We will also hav...more

Soldier Bar Work Party
June 4, 2005
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Soldier Bar
85U
Big Creek Drainage, ID

Soldier Bar Work Party, Saturday, June 4th, 2005.
Info: Eric Pedersen 208-634-1775
Event Email:
Author:Eric Pedersen
Reports:

IBEX is FLOODED.
May 13 thru  14, 2005
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Ibex Lake Bed

Utah

This Event has been cancelled because the normally dry lakebed is underwater.

Pilots from around the state will be flying to the Ibex dry lake bed on May 13 and 14. You are encouraged to bring a pot-luck item to share for lunch on Saturday. You can find more information about the Ibex hard pan landing area in the airport data section of the UBCP website.

Ibex is flooded as of 5-11-05.
Info: (801) 583-0342
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:
Rob Hunter [5/10/2005]: Ibex has had a wet spring and has received rain in past week. Unfortunately it doesn't look like th...more
Rob Hunter [5/11/2005]: Ibex is flooded as of 5-11-05 and the event for this weekend has been cancelled.
Bill Meine [5/17/2005]: Ibex was fine. A couple of us who were uninformed went to Ibex on Saturday. The lake bed was in it's...more

Johnson Creek Work Party
April 23, 2005

Johnson Creek Airstrip
3U2
Yellow Pine , ID

Thomas Cr. work party has been moved to Johnson Creek airstrip at the request of Mark Young, State Division of Aeronautics , Maintenance Director.
Please bring Gloves!

Jerry
Info: Jerry Terlisner (208) 859-7959 or Mark Young
Author:Jerry Terlisner
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Treasure Valley General Membership Meeting
April 12, 2005

Aeronautics
BOI
Boise, ID

Membership Meeting. Guest speaker, Dick Williams. Y'all Come!
Info: Jerry Terlisner 208-859-7959
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
Reports:

Treasure Valley General Membership Meeting
April 12, 2005

Aeronautics
BOI
Boise, ID

Membership Meeting. Guest speaker, Dick Williams. Y'all Come!
Info: Jerry Terlisner 208-859-7959
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
Reports:

NUPLUBs at Hidden Splendor
April 8 thru  10, 2005

Hidden SplendorUT

The NUPLUBs (Non Utah Pilots who Love the Utah Backcountry) have been itching to get into the backcountry this spring. So, several of us from GJT are going to Hidden Splendor for a weekend of camping, hiking and exploring, and would love to see our UBCP friends! Weather permitting, the NUPLUBs will arrive sometime late morning on Friday 4/8 and probably do an afternoon hike. We'll also hike on Saturday (perhaps up Muddy Creek to the "Chute"). If you'd like to join the Saturday hike, be prepared for an 8-10 mile hike, with some long sections in water (likely only knee high or below). Bring your own eats and we can get together over dinner! If it rains during that week, I'll try to get a note out on Thursday 4/7 to indicate if the strip is okay or not, but can't guarantee that. NOTE: I was at the strip 2 weeks ago, and it was in very good condition, although there has been rain in that area for several days since then (Mineral Bottom was great too).

Info: Colleen Back 970-261-0600
Event Email:
Author:Colleen Back
Reports:
Rob Hunter [4/1/2005]: Jim Clarks DVD available from www.outthereflying.com devotes quite a bit of time to talking about an...more

Deadwood Airport Work Party
March 12, 2005

Deadwood Reservoir Airport
None
N/A, ID

Work party! Bring your gloves, and a shovel.
Info: Wayne Theil 208-890-8866
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
Reports:

2005 Idaho Aviation Festival
March 10 thru  12, 2005

Boise Centre on the Grove
KBOI
Boise, Idaho

More than 500 aviation enthusiasts are expected to gather in Boise for the 13th annual Idaho Aviation Festival, sponsored by the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Aeronautics. The Idaho Aviation Festival attracts aircraft owners, pilots, mechanics and aviation business leaders, aviation enthusiasts and the general public. The three-day event includes workshops for teachers and children, seminars, IA renewal and 135 training, a flying companion seminar, AvSwap (a swap meet), a trade show, keynote speakers, and an aviation career forum for students. Some of the speakers include Jared Aicher with The Eagle Flight, who will be attempting a solo flight around the world beginning in May 2005 with hopes of becoming the youngest solo pilot to circumnavigate the globe, and Alan Klapmeier, co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Design. Please visit the website for more information or to register for the Festival.
Info: Kristin Utz 208-288-0290 208-334-8775
Website:www.itd.idaho.gov/aero/AviationFestival
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

Big Bar Work Party--Cancelled
February 26 thru  27, 2005
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Big Bar, Hells Canyon

Idaho

Unfortunately, the Big Bar work party has been cancelled due to weather, etc. Please disregard any prior postings or emails regarding this event. Sorry for any inconvenience. Bill Nikkel (208) 634-1504 or email:iaamccall@frontiernet.net
Info: Bill Nikkel 208-634-1504
Website:www.flyidaho.org
Event Email:
Author:William A. Nikkel
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McCall Chapter Meeting
February 16, 2005

Dew Aviation/ McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Lounge
MYL
McCall, ID

Members of the McCall Chapter of the IAA are meeting at 7pm at the old Pioneer Air lounge to discuss local issues and planning. Meeting 7-8pm, then social 8-9pm+ at Si Buenos. RSVP if you can attend.
Info: Bill Nikkel 208-634-1504
Event Email:
Author:William A. Nikkel
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Treasure Valley Meeting
February 8, 2005

Bureau of Aeronautics
BOI
Boise, ID

Mark Reese who works for NIFC will speak on Tuesday Feb 8th, 7PM, at the Bureau of Aeronautics on Flying in Antartica. Truly a "cold, bold pilot".
Info: Mike Weiss
Event Email:
Author:Larry Robinson
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McCall Chapter Christmas Party
December 15, 2004

Paul & Lori Jorgensen's House
MYL
McCall, Idaho

McCall Chapter's annual Christmas Party will be held at Paul and Lori Jorgensen's house. We'll have BBQ hamburgers or you can bring something to grill. Bring an hors d'oeuvre, dessert or salad to share and BYOB. 6pm to 10pm should do it. RSVP for directions.
Info: Paul Jorgensen 208-634-1024 or Bill Nikkel 208-634-1504
Event Email:
Author:William A. Nikkel
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Angel Flight's flying Santas
December 11, 2004

Salt Lake City, Bluff and Navajo Mountain

Utah

We have received a request from Angel Flight West. They are seeking volunteer pilots with the appropriate airplanes who would be interested in supporting a special mission on Saturday Dec. 11, 2004. This flight involves transporting donated Christmas gifts from Salt Lake City to Indians of the Navajo Nation in SE Utah and Northern Arizona. Additional information on Angel Flight may be found at http://www.angelflight.org/. Information on the two airstrips can be found at: http://www.airnav.com/airport/66V http://www.airnav.com/airport/04UT
Info: Don Carey 801-984-5309 (w) or 801-766-9187 (h) 801-808-9358 (m)
Website:http://www.angelflight.org
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
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Mineral Canyon 04 (UBCP Event)
November 5 thru  7, 2004
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Mineral Canyon

UTAH BACK COUNTRY PILOTS
MINERAL CANYON LANDING STRIP, UTAH
November 5-7, 2004

• Everyone invited • Come down for the week end, or a day trip
• Camping on the field • Fly in or drive in • Evening camp fire

FREE STEAK DINNER SATURDAY AT 1:00 PM
Steaks Provided and cooked to perfection by UBCP board members!
Bring your own beverage and a side dish to share.


RSVP to the UBCP message line (801) 583-0342
by noon November 4th to reserve your steak!

Landing Strip Information:
Location: 38º 32’ N, 109º 59.8’ W
Surface: Dirt, soft. Approx. 1900 ft.
Elev. Approx. 3950 Ft. msl

Click on the Camera on the left to see photos of Mineral Canyon.
Info: UBCP (801) 583-0342
Author:Dale Gardner
Reports:
Rob Hunter [11/12/2004]: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5th and 6th, were perfect weather days in S.E. Utah. Calm winds and warm t...more
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McCall Chapter Meeting
October 27, 2004

Toll Station Pizza, 409 Railroad Ave.
MYL
McCall, ID

Members of the McCall Chapter of the IAA are having a meeting to discuss local issues and planning. RSVP if you can attend.
Info: Bill Nikkel 208-634-1504
Event Email:
Author:William A. Nikkel
Reports:
William A. Nikkel [10/24/2004]: Currently we have 21 members attending.
William A. Nikkel [10/28/2004]: Good meeting, thanks to all who attended.

Mineral Canyon Work Party
October 16, 2004
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Mineral Canyon Airstrip
UT75
UT

Some of us are gathering to do a little maintenance on the airstrip before the next weekends event.
Info: Steve Durtschi (801) 292-9372
Author:Rob Hunter
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LAGBRAU
October 10 thru  11, 2004

Fry Canyon

Backcountry pilots are asked not to land at, or takeoff from Fry Canyon from 9:00 am Sunday Oct. 10th until 12:00 pm Monday Oct. 11th. UBCP and Arrow West in conjunction with the BLM have allowed camping on the runway for the LAGBRAU, Legacy Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Utah, inaugural event.
Info: Karl Spielman
Event Email:
Author:Karl Spielman
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Wilson Bar Work Party (UBCP Event)
September 18, 2004
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Wilson Bar Runway

Salmon River, Idaho

WILSON BAR WORK PARTY CANCELLED!! WILL RESCHEDULE AND REPOST. SORRY... Come join your fellow IAA pilots and help improve the runway at Wilson Bar. We'll arrive at 8:30am and many will fish and camp there overnight. We're working on getting tools delivered by the Forest Service, but for now, bring your own tools (shovels, picks and rakes). Camping was great at the Cabin Creek work party as well as the Cold Meadows work party. Plenty of Idaho history and pilot stories. We'll fly to breakfast Sunday morning at either Mackay Bar or Root Ranch. Be CAREFUL landing at Wilson Bar--Fly Idaho! recommends mountain proficiency and high performance aircraft only. If you've never been in, get advice or instruction first. A 180 crashed there this week! Blind base to final, no go around on short final.
Info: Eric Pedersen 208-634-1775 or Bill Nikkel 208-634-1504
Event Email:
Author:William A. Nikkel
Reports:
William A. Nikkel [9/14/2004]: The weather is not cooperating. Give us a call or email for updates.
Eric Pedersen [9/16/2004]: Workparty cancelled due to wx and funeral of Idaho pilot

Colorado Pilots Assoc. Backcountry Fly-In
September 10 thru  12, 2004

Marble Airstrip

Marble, CO

This airstrip is located east of McClure Pass and requires mountain experience to use. A reservation and a hold harmless agreement are required to participate. Camping on the field, accommodations in the area, and a community dinner Saturday evening. Additional information, registration and the hold harmless form can be found at the website.
Info: Ed Huber
Website:www.coloradopilots.org/marble
Event Email:
Author:Rob Duncan
Reports:

Cabin Creek Work Party (UBCP Event)
August 21, 2004
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Cabin Creek Runway
I08
IA

Starts at 8:30 AM. Come support your fellow members by making Cabin Creek runway a better place to land. Tools provided by the Forest Service, bring your own lunch and water. Many pilots will be camping overnight and fishing the creek. Remember, no go arounds at Cabin Creek due to rising terrain, so make that final approach a good one.
Info: Eric Pedersen (208)634-1775 or Bill Nikkel
Author:Rob Duncan
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McCall Family Fly-In
August 13 thru  15, 2004

McCall Airport
KMYL
McCall, ID

The 18th Annual Northwest Mountain McCall Family Fly-In is scheduled for August 13-15 in McCall, Idaho (MYL) and is designed to attract families, aviation enthusiasts and pilots. Sponsored by the Idaho Transportation Department's Division of Aeronautics, the weekend event features a range of activities that appeal to pilots and non-pilots alike. Seminars, family and children activities, tours, static displays, fly-bys, prize giveaways including a Garmin GPSMAP 296, and the FAA Wings and PACE programs are just some of the planned attractions. The Family Fly-In is open to the public and fees apply for some activities. For program details and to register, visit www.familyflyin.net or call the Idaho Division of Aeronautics at (208) 334-8776 or (800) 426-4587 (toll-free in Idaho only).
Info: Idaho Division of Aeronautics (208) 334-8776 or Meeting systems 800-345-8793
Website:www.familyflyin.net
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
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Cold Meadows 2004 (UBCP Event)
July 10 thru  11, 2004
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Cold Meadows Runway
U81
ID

Work Party
Info: Eric Pedersen 208-634-1775 or Bill Nikkel 208-634-1504
Author:William A. Nikkel
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Smiley Creek Fly-In
July 9 thru  11, 2004

Smiley Creek, ID
U87
Galena, ID

6th annual Skypark Pilots Fly-In. All friends of Skypark welcome. Free camping with showers on the airstrip. Limited lodging available at the Smiley Creek lodge (208)774-3547.

Chuck wagon diner July 10 starting at 6:30 pm. Cost approximately $20. RSVP to Kent Bond (801)913-5223 for dinner.

Float trips and scenic horseback rides available. Call Cindy Corbitt (801) 292-9932 for more information.
Info: Kent Bond (801) 913-5223 or Cindy Corbitt (801) 292-9932
Author:Rob Hunter
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Sanpete County Fly-In
June 12, 2004

Mt Pleasant Airport
43U
Mt Pleasant, UT

Experimental, sport, vintage and general aviation welcome.
Breakfast from 7:30
Lunch served from 12:30
Avgas available
150x1200 grass landing field for paraplanes and ultralights
Guest speaker Friday evening - Ken Mason (F105 pilot in Viet Nam, Test pilot at Edwards AFB for F104, U2, Harrier)
Info: Dave Fullmer (435) 462-3620
Website:www.sanpeteflyin.org
Event Email:
Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

CPA Dolores Point Fly-In
June 5 thru  6, 2004
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Dolores Point, CO.

Dolores Point is a beautiful mesa overlooking the Dolores River, four miles west of Gateway, Colorado. The airstrip sits on top of the mesa in a sagebrush meadow between the depths of the red rock canyon country below and the snow capped peaks of the La Sal Mountains above. The Colorado Pilots Association Backcountry Airstrip Committee invites you to join us at one of the only useable Colorado backcountry airstrips for a weekend of flying, camping, hiking, biking, or just relaxing.

Photos are available in the Photo Albums.

Also see the PIREP at right for additional information or contact Bill Meine.

Latitude: N 38 42.201
Longitude: W 109 02.621
Elevation: 7,120 MSL
Radio: 122.9 MHz
Windsock: No
Orientation: 14-32
Length: 2700 ft (2200 fully visible)
Width: 75+
Surface: Dirt/Grass
Condition: Excellent
Comments: Uphill to the south. There are 3 hills on the runway.
Recommend take-off to the north and land to the south.
On BLM land.

Info: Bill Meine 303-748-4588
Event Email:
Author:Bill Meine
Reports:
Bill Meine [5/2/2004]: Dolores Point had a local steward for most of its life and has benefited from favorable weather th...more
Bill Meine [5/29/2004]: Through the efforts of three local gateway residents, Dolores Point now has a windsock! It is locate...more

Ibex Fly-in
May 7 thru  8, 2004
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UBCP Ibex Hard Pan

Utah

Come join pilots from around the region on one of the biggest runways in the world. Ibex is a dry lake bed that is about 1 mile wide and three miles long. There is plenty of opportunity to hike, rockclimb, or sit under a wing and enjoy the company of fellow aviators. Ibex is in the Sevier B MOA. You can contact Clover Control on 134.1 for traffic advisories.

Ibex
Elevation 4,766
TPA 5400
N 38 deg. 59' W 113 deg. 22'
CTAF for Ibex 122.9


Author:Rob Hunter
Reports:

UBCP Fry Canyon Spring Fly-in
March 27 thru  28, 2004
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Fry Canyon Airstrip

Utah

It's been a snowy winter flying season. Shake off the icicles and come on down to the sunny, red rock desert. Fry Canyon airstrip sits along side magnificent White Canyon, home of Natural Bridges, National Monument in S.E. Utah. The airstrip was the scene of intense uranium exploration activity in the 1950's and is adjacent (1 mi.) to the historic Fry Canyon Lodge. This lodge still has alot of the same nostalgic flavor it posessed then. Camping will be allowed at the airstrip, and even though it is a dirt airstrip, it should be able to safely accommodate most GA aircraft. There are numerous hikes in the vicinity, with slot canyons and evidence of early American cliff dwellings. The clean-up event on the prior weekend will be fun as well for those who might have scheduling problems.
See runway info above.


Info: Karl Spielman 801-583-0342
Website:www.utahbackcountrypilots.org
Author:Karl Spielman
Reports:
Rob Hunter [3/16/2004]: Lodge reservations can be made at www.frycanyon.com or by calling (254)381-7060

UBCP Fry Canyon Spring Cleanup
March 20 thru  21, 2004
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Fry Canyon Airstrip

Utah

UBCP members will join to do light maintenance to one of S.E. Utah's most usable back country airports, in preparation for a spring Fly-in which takes place the next weekend on March 27th and 28th. Most types of general aviation aircraft can operate safely from Fry Canyon. There are indian ruins, slot canyons and overnight accommodations at Fry Canyon Lodge within a mile of the airstrip. Camping is permitted. We suggest bringing gloves, and perhaps a shovel or mattock.

Coordinates; 37 38.888N 110 09.995W
Elev: 5372'
Length: 3350'
Suface: Dirt


Info: Karl Spielman 801-583-0342
Website:http:\\www.utahbackcountrypilots.org
Author:Karl Spielman
Reports:
Karl Spielman [3/14/2004]: Fry Cyn. is smooth and does not need to be dragged with the rail. There are a few bushes that might...more
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Mineral Canyon Fly-In (UBCP Event)
October 25 thru  26, 2003



Mineral Canyon Airstrip, Utah

Location: 38º 32? N, 109º 59.8? W
Surface: Dirt, soft. Approx. 1900 ft.
Elev. Approx. 3950 Ft. msl

The landing strip is in a deep canyon, adjacent to the Green River. See the Denver Sectional Chart

The landing strip may be approached from either direction, although a tight turn will be required when departing south or landing from the south due to terrain. Any recent rain will leave standing water or mud in the middle portion of the runway. There is a small wind sock at the NE corner of the strip. Park in the cul de sac on the east side of the strip.

Announce intentions on 122.9.

Watch the weather! Should SE Utah receive precipitation during the week prior to the fly-in, the runway may be wet and the fly-in should be considered cancelled. Campers, plan for possible cool nights. Congregate around a single campfire or two, and leave only footprints when it is time to go home. There are no bathrooms at the landing strip. There is a BLM restroom about ½ mile south of the strip at the boat ramp. There is no fresh water.
Info: (801) 583-0342
Website:www.utahbackcountrypilots.org
Author:Rob Duncan
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Mountain Flying Seminar
October 22, 2003

Salt Lake Community College
SLC
Salt Lake City, UT

Sparky Imeson is the author of 14 books including Mountain Flying Bible and Shirt Pocket Mountain Flying Guide. Sparky has over 19,000 flying hours. Sparky?s seminar will be very informative. Bring a pen and notebook and you will leave a better pilot.

Salt Lake Community College, 337 North 2370 West, SLC International Airport, Upstairs in the ?Kibbe Terminal?

Website:www.utahbackcountrypilots.org
Author:Rob Duncan
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Crested Butte Fly-in
August 23, 2003

Buckhorn Ranch
0CO2
Crested Butte, co

This mountain airport is in danger of having its runway shortened by request of the adjacent land developer who has strong alliances with the County Commissioners. Donations are requested to help defray legal costs. Great food and aircraft displays. Speakers include Sparky Imeson (Mountain Flying Bible), Ann Thickey (topic: future of GA aircraft insurance), John Cameron (topic: density altitude), Bill Dunn (DEN FSDO, mountain weather), Monty Taylor (DEN FSDO, aircraft maintenance).

This promises to be a very informative event and of special interest to anyone interested in mountain flying.
Info: Carlo Cesa 970-349-0495 303-427-4025
Website:www.cbairport.org
Event Email:
Author:duncan
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Alaska Aviation Convention
May 17 thru  18, 2003

FedEx Hangar
ANC
Anchorage, AK

Exposition with over 200 vendors, drawing attendees from all over.
Info: Tony Turinski 907-229-2932
Event Email:
Author:Rob Duncan
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