I have hundreds of pictures of glaciers in Greenland, and this is one of them. There, that was easy. Now I can go back to watching it snow, yes it’s snowing again today, in May. This is how glaciers get started isn’t it?
On Wednesday last week we had six inches of snow on the runway and hopes of jumping on the weekend looked grim. Then the sun came out, melting the snow and making it possible to finally start skydiving. We were a month late in opening but at least we were finally up and running. Or so we thought.
That, my friends, is fifteen inches of snow. It’s May 2nd. Global warming my ass.
Stu and Brad have just delivered the Beech 1900 to Yellowknife Canada wrapping up the flying for season 2 of “Dangerous Flights” They flew over 10,000 miles and from what I’ve heard had one hell of an adventure! Season 2 is going to blow season 1 away.
An aircraft that’s big, fast and has two engines is what I look for in a plane that I’m going to use to go places. Get there fast with a lot of stuff, safely. But when I want to just fly for fun I want something that I can either do mad aerobatics in or something I can fly very low and slow, and I mean LOW. A few years ago I bought a powered para-glider. Flying it was incredibly fun and seeing that if you lost the engine you were already in a parachute, the safest aircraft in he world. The only drawback was it was a pain in the ass to set up and launch, as two broken props will attest to. It looks like the AirCam looks like exactly what I’ve been looking foe. Great low speed handling characteristics, good short field performance and two engines. The last feature is the most important one to have when flying low because if you lose an engine you just keep flying. I think I’m going to have to start looking one……. just don’t tell my wife.