Short Field Takeoff
The good and the bad stories
It was a beautiful summer day and my wife, my son, and I were going to enjoy it to the fullest. We were flying to Madeline Island (4R5) in La Pointe, Wisconsin, for the day. The field length at our home airport is 3,099 feet which, according to my POH, is well within the capabilities of our Cherokee 140 — as long as we use the recommended short-field takeoff technique.