Airport comments by @wolfgangx

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new gas tanks

looked like some brand new fuel pumps were being installed on 11/2/19

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Runway not that bad

My CFI tried to scare me away from this airport because the runway is in poor condition. It really wasn't that bad. I'd say Sky King, Hobart and Orleans have worse runways in Indiana.

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pump out of order

as of 4/21/19 the self serve gas was not working.

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Airport with my last name!

Runway is reasonable condition

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Short Field!

Really cool airport. Runway is the only well maintained section as the rest of the pad is in poor condition. you could taxi around on it as it wasn't super jagged. Good place to practice short field technique.

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Cheap fuel

$3.69! First time I ever waited in line for avgas!

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Runway extended

As of 3/19/19 it appears the runway has been extended. Not sure how long it is now but probably >4000 ft total

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On top of a hill

From the sky I was concerned about obstacles but after landing and taking off it is clear there are t really any on either end. Pattern altitude is higher than usual because of the hills/towers surrounding the field.

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Birds and trees!

When I was there in March there were thousands of birds just northwest of the runway. Obstacles on both ends so make sure to check your POH!

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Narrow runway

First third of both runways was well paved with the middle section being older. At only 30 ft wide this was tricky to do with a crosswind

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New runway under construction!

When I landed on 3/2/19 it appeared the new runway just northwest of the old field was not yet operational. It had lines and numbers painted but there was something yellow on the end of each runway which I assume was a canvas X that the wind had blown into a bunch. I landed at the original field no problem.

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Cheap gas!

Runway in good condition, need to back taxi to get to the start of 36

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Awesome

Agreed with what @Komatoast said

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Great Airport

Line service was very friendly and helpful. Had to emergency land here due to ice and Approach was a life-saver!

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Obstacles

Watch out for the tall towers just north of the field. I think traffic for RWY 10 is right for this reason. Also if taking RWY 10 note the mature trees/telephone poles right at the end of the RWY. The trees look to be taller than 50' and are maybe 30ft from the end of the runway so plan accordingly.

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The trees are taller than they appear. Know your short field performance and maybe don't take off at gross weight if its close. Bonanza V35 at gross was too close for comfort on takeoff.