On Saturday, a white and orange Piper Super Cub with huge fat tires made repeated approaches and landings at the Seward airport. Flying low and slow, the plane landed like a butterfly in an extremely small footprint, then took off like a mallard, using almost no runway.
The 20-year old pilot was Bobby Breeden, practicing for the Short Field Take Off and Landing (STOL) competition next weekend at the Valdez Fly In and Air Show competition. He has won the past three years.
Bobby and his dad, Bob Breeden have had quite a few Alaskan adventures enabled by their incredible STOL skills. Check out this article of a glacier adventure gone bad:
Best wishes and good luck at the Fly In!
Submitted by Carol Griswold