I can verify from that soybeans can stop a near stall speed glider in about 20' from when the wings first contact the soybeans.A 150 foot strip of soy beans planted along side the runway is very effective as an alternate breaking device for a few summer months. It is highly recommended.
UB some brave men to Landon soybean fields and cornfields.
Are landing into a soybean field it’s like Landing with your feet in a restraining net.
Landing into a cornfield is the same thing as landing into a field of hammers
Smart pilotWhen I was at Parks College in the '70s we flew R/C models from the old college airfield behind the dormitories. The two grass runways were still there and that's what we used, but the rest was planted in soybeans. The "beanfield" claimed its share of models.
On another note, there was a guy who made an emergency landing on what looked like a smooth field but turned out to be an algae covered sewage pond. As the plane sank into the muck he yellled, "HELP! FIRE!". Asked why he yelled "fire" when there was no fire, he replied, "Would anybody have come to help if I yelled, "HELP! SEWAGE!"?
[DISCLAIMER: I have not flown a Zenith STOL, but I do have flying experience in a large variety of aircraft including some similar to the Zenith in size, weight and characteristics.]I am sure I will get flack from this but with my limited experience I think the Zenith is given too much credit for it's short field performance abilities. Perhaps it is also given to much credit for it's lack of good looks so all things tend to balance out in the end.
Not that I ever heard of, but it would have been a wee bit before my time. But in the late 1920s and 30s the college was manufacturing Parks P-1 and P-2 biplanes. The P-2 figures prominently in several of Richard Bach's books.Smart pilot
Wasn't the Ercoupe factory at Parks College field at one time ?
I could be wrong, but I think in 1939, 1940 and 41.Not that I ever heard of, but it would have been a wee bit before my time. But in the late 1920s and 30s the college was manufacturing Parks P-1 and P-2 biplanes. The P-2 figures prominently in several of Richard Bach's books.