View Full Version : Ski Flying Video

04-15-2005, 09:52 AM
My daughter took some Video of me ski flying this winter on my new Hydraulics. Thought you might enjoy the quick clip and curious if anyone else can do this!! If you don't have high speed, right click the link and "save target as"



Steve Pierce
04-15-2005, 09:55 AM
Either the paints getting to me or you've been locked in the hanger with to much butyrate this winter. :D

04-15-2005, 09:59 AM
That was great!!! Deffinitely made me chuckle.


04-15-2005, 10:58 AM
Do you need a tail wheel endorsement if it stays in front of you?

04-15-2005, 11:18 AM
You should stc that,real easy on the axles if you dont have to turn taking off.Some of you guys are goooood!!! How did you do that? Is the prop on backwards? :D

04-15-2005, 11:39 AM
Tried to taxi a model airplane once with the engine running backwards. I couldn't keep it straight for anything. Wayne must be one heck of pilot.

Steve Pierce
04-15-2005, 11:41 AM
I've seen them back up Air Tractors with the prop in reverse pitch but nothing like that.

04-15-2005, 11:58 AM
I've backed up a Twin Otter a few times into parking spots, but to actually T.O. & fly backwards takes more skill than I possess.

Maybe one day...

04-15-2005, 02:55 PM
I saw a good pilot fast taxi a Pawnee up to the loading area, kick rudder and brake...and roll backwards right into position...I thought THAT was pretty slick...but it doesn't hold a candle to landing backwards in a ski-plane :)

04-15-2005, 03:06 PM
Do you have to reverse the skis so they dont dig in? Oh, I bet you have both ends contoured up.

04-15-2005, 05:40 PM
What's about that?

Total 13 minutes.

My bird (the yellow one) and I flew the camera man for the air-to-air shots.


04-15-2005, 06:35 PM
Do you need a tail wheel endorsement if it stays in front of you?

No such thing as a Tail Wheel endorsement this side of the imaginary line 54tw...so not an issue!!!

Yes skis are contoured both ways Pzinck! LOL Seriously they are though!

Noticed a few serious posts...take a look at where I posted it..Flying HUMOUR!


Ruidoso Ron
04-15-2005, 06:50 PM
That is absolutely spectacular!! Didn't understand a word, but I know I like it.

04-15-2005, 06:53 PM
Hans, this farmland flyer is envious of your flying environment. Thanks for posting.

This video effort is a great benefit to aviation public relations.

04-15-2005, 07:03 PM
"No such thing as a Tail Wheel endorsement this side of the imaginary line 54tw...so not an issue!!!" - Irishfield

Good! I see imaginary lines all the time. I can cope. :)

04-15-2005, 07:52 PM
Bravo swiss cub pilot.

T Willson
04-16-2005, 11:07 AM
Assuming one was to take off forward and land in reverse, approximately how much altitude would one expect to lose while shifting from forward to reverse?
Also, would a check out be in order when transitioning to a canard with pilot adjustable slats?
This would really be handy on one way strips-- if you came in a little high , you could back up and have another crack at it.

04-18-2005, 01:47 AM
Swisscubpilot loved the video. Absolutely awesome flying and filming. Hat's off to irishfield for his magic as well. :D