The diminutive, highly modified Piper Cub flew slowly in ground effect along the taxiway parallel to Runway 24 at Alaska’s Valdez Pioneer Field, toward a white chalk line bracketed by bright orange cones. As it slowed further, the wing tips began to dip. The nose rose, then started down. Its tundra tires planted firmly just beyond the line, and the airplane stopped 10 feet, five inches from the mark—setting a new short-field landing record at the Valdez Fly-In and Air Show.

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Via:: AOPA



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