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I flew into the Chicken Strip for the first time yesterday, 3/22. Haven't been to Saline in at least 12 years. Still a great place.
As for the C/S, I was flying a Cessna 172 with a 180 hp conversion. I did a low pass to recon the strip, it looked OK, so landed the second time around. The winds cooperated (none), full flaps and minimum airspeed. The strip was rougher than I expected and about 3/4 down the runway there was a pretty good dip that was "fun." There are some ruts that landing aircraft should also be aware of. Parked at the north end, spent a few hours at the springs then left, taking off down hill - the winds still cooperating - slight quartering headwind. Not 100% sure I will fly in again, the strip does test your short / soft field landing techniques. But the 30 min flight from Lone Pine is nice - and beautiful !! At the springs I was told that Major Tom was there. I haven't seen him in probably 20+ years. Never found him, maybe next time. Also, the wind sock, mentioned in previous posts, is still in tatters, but still useable… Take care… stan