Oct 2015 No Skis? Fly Anyway!
Â No skis? Fly anyway!
by Dan Wilkins
Â This works for me. Maybe it will work for you.
Â The day was perfect for flying. Â The only trouble was the field was covered with 2-3 inches of fresh snow. I knew the grass field was in good shape because I flew the day before the snowfall.
Â Â Upon arriving at the field I drove my car across the field and checked the tracks. It was easy cruising, the stuff skiers love. Be aware that I would not consider flying off of crusty snow.
Â Â Once the plane was ready to go I taxied around to get the feel. Take off was fine and that cool air is wonderful for lift.
Â Â Landing was my worry. Would the drag on the wheels push the nose down? No problem. I just floated the old girl in with a 3-point landing and just kept that stick full back. She slows down quickly.Â Need I mention the magic world that was beneath?
By the way, bring plenty of towels and water to clean off your plane.