Short Takeoff and Landing - Zenair Sky Jeep

Short take off and precision landing demonstration in the Zenith STOL CH 701 light sport utility airplane, as seen at the 2016 Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Championships in New Zealand.

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Comment by Jock Struthers on February 13, 2016 at 4:46pm

Forgot to add, ZK- ZMX is powered by an 80hp Rotax

Comment by Jock Struthers on February 13, 2016 at 4:31pm

I see a question on "TIA's" video regarding "speeds" and "numbers". 

The 2016 HB STOL competition at Omaka, New Zealand was held in a "testing" crosswind which shortened the distances over last year when a slight tailwind developed.

Take off speed is not known as it was done by "feel" - but as I slipped off the second notch of flap at about 50ft the asi was still in the yellow zone below 30kts but the angle of the pitot tube with the high angle of attack was no doubt having an affect.  It will take off before the ASI has time to register.

Approach with full 30 degrees of flap was 38/40kts, but late final and round out was done with power and feel without looking inside at the panel.

ZMX's results were take off: 17.6m, landing: 29.6m, my best properly measured results yet.

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