Landing on Missouri River sandbar - two airplanes - off airport

With the Missouri River level low again we decided to fly out and land on a river island sandbar, just east of Hermann, Missouri. Roger and I flew the Jabiru-powered STOL CH 750 while Dennis flew ahead of us in his Rotax-powered STOL CH 701.
What a beautiful afternoon!

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Comment by Timothy D. McCall on December 8, 2016 at 4:02pm

Great fun guys. 

I haven't landed on a sandbar yet although a pasture, a few service roads, etc.  On another note flying at very low altitude is a real blast too. 

It would be neat if there was a "post" there for carving tail numbers for those who have landed.

Comment by Dennis Kirk on December 8, 2016 at 12:01pm

That looks like FUN flying (and landing!)  Need fishing rod holders!

Comment by Wayne Woloshin on December 8, 2016 at 11:43am
WOW, Looks like it would be fun, I haven't seen and sand bars in any rivers here in Ontario that you could land on? I enjoy your videos,can't wait to learn how to post them now that I got a camera.
Comment by Wayne Clagg on December 7, 2016 at 8:04pm
Great job as usual!
Comment by Patrick Saunders on December 7, 2016 at 6:06pm

Nice job, and great landings!

Comment by Jeff Frank on December 7, 2016 at 5:56pm


Comment by Jeff Frank on December 7, 2016 at 5:56pm


Comment by Steve T. Vaughan on December 7, 2016 at 4:59pm

Now that's fun!  Beats flying a Bonanza at 15K all day.  Back to real hands on!

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