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Undulating runway technique.

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Ed Dartford

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Apr 25, 2010
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Western Massachusetts
Some nice grass runways undulate like a roller coaster.

If you just use your normal takeoff technique you will make several takeoffs and landings as you progress down the runway. This can alarm passengers.
With a trigear plane like a Cherokee you can hold it down on the ground until airspeed is sufficent to stay in the air. You can also use the soft field technique, and maybe stay in the air after the first bump.

What do you do?

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