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A Beaver does a dolly take off in British Columbia
« on: June 02, 2009, 09:37:39 AM »
Thought you might like to see what kind of aviation related things
they do in Prince George, B.C. You have seen hundreds of float planes
come and go...but bet you haven't seen one take off like this.
Video was taken in Prince George....got to give the pilot full marks
for guts. I imagine you only get one shot at this... notice the fire
truck following them... they obviously had a few doubts themselves.
Anyway, you have probably heard in "aviation lore" about all sorts of
things pilots have attempted with airplanes. Well, be prepared to
witness one of them. When a floatplane is landed on the grass and
taken to the hangar for maintenance, obviously it has to depart once
again. Landing a floatplane on grass is easier than becoming airborne
on grass.
This is where "Dolly" comes in. Put the aircraft on a "dolly", fire it
up, tow it down the runway, and, once a certain speed is attained,
push the throttle to "Warp Factor 9", and you are airborne.
Get ready, here is how the good people at Hill Aircraft Service Ltd.
in Prince George, B.C., accomplish a "dolly take-off"!"





 



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