December 1999 Issue
Flying off snowy fields and frozen lakes in a Cub or a Champ is a blast. Hereís how to strap on the boards and go.
As people flock to ski resorts in droves and spend eye-watering sums of money on skis and requisite fashion accessories, itís more than a little surprising that so few pilots have ever flown airplanes with boards underneath instead of wheels.
Perhaps those who do fly on skis are keeping it a secret once they have become hooked. The attraction is so great that there are a number of pilots from the deep south who make annual pilgrimages to the north woods to land on frozen lakes and play in deep powder snow with little airplanes.
The smooth, cold air and the stunning winter landscape, combined with the ability to explore scenic, remote sites proves to be irresistible.
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