I decided to see how big I could go on the STOL strip at Bills ranch, I settled for the C130 as I know it to be quite tough, I still pilled up quite horrably four times and only got it at the fifth attempt. here is what success looked like.
Ive left out the boring early morning take of from Doesberg International and skipped right to the action.
I am aproaching below runway leval using the two brightly painted sheds to line up with the runway (Thats what they are there for)
Now we go into a climb up to the plateaux.
As we crest the plateaux I cut the throttles retract flaps and go into a controled stall
This is the last practical shot after this I was to busy holding the nose up at just the right angle getting onto the ground and grabbing all the brakes I could lay my hands on... Somehow I totaly forgot about reverse thrust???
Stopped with room to spare even without reverse thrust
Now lets try the other way turned around brakes of throttles full and we start to roll
Of the edge of the cliff and praying for speed before the valley floor
Did it we have enough speed to pull up into a climb and were away to a normal landing at the big airport, hopefully with practice I will progress to bigger aircraft and less wreckage.