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Skier Hit By Plane

Post by cncpc » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:56 pm

Trying to take off from mountain...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/m ... rench-alps
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by pelmet » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:43 am

At some French resorts, you can get a dual flight on aircraft like this. I did it at Meribel.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ski+pla ... el&imgdii=_
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by cncpc » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:31 am

pelmet wrote:At some French resorts, you can get a dual flight on aircraft like this. I did it at Meribel.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ski+pla ... el&imgdii=_
What kind of airplane is that?
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by TG » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:40 am

cncpc wrote:What kind of airplane is that?
Don't be condescending on something you don't know :wink:
It's a Jodel, a very popular (and good) little aircraft in France.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodel


And it's a tail wheel....
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by bmc » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:38 pm

You can do such flights at Meribel, Courcheval and Megeve. All three are paved, one way in-one way out runways.

The airplane is a Jodel Mousqetaire. Low wing, taildraggers with near stol performance. They put them on wheel skis in the winter. Megeve is close to Geneva, about an hour away. You can book a flight in a Mousqetaire to Mont Blanc and land on the mountain.

There are several altiports in France. Fun flying.
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by cgzro » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:01 am

Jodel- brings back memories. learned to fly in a Jodel Dr112 .. Grass strip tail dragger. Fun!
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by pelmet » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:37 pm

bmc wrote:You can do such flights at Meribel, Courcheval and Megeve. All three are paved, one way in-one way out runways.

The airplane is a Jodel Mousqetaire. Low wing, taildraggers with near stol performance. They put them on wheel skis in the winter. Megeve is close to Geneva, about an hour away. You can book a flight in a Mousqetaire to Mont Blanc and land on the mountain.

There are several altiports in France. Fun flying.
I did the Jodel flight on a ski vacation to Meribel, the biggest ski resort area in the world when the 4 main areas are combined. 3 altiports at this complex. It is an amazing experience of mountain flying and landing on probably the steepest slope of a runway you have ever seen. Huge upslope illusion on final, and they will let you land, if the policy is still the same.

See here... https://www.google.com/search?q=meribel ... dL2SpDM%3A
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by crazyaviator » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:45 am

Same here,, First plane I owned was a Jodel D11-7 Cont. C90 It was a 1963 model C-FRES and was the actual plane featured in Janes aircraft publication. You never forget your first plane and your first F __k :lol:
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Re: Skier Hit By Plane

Post by 5x5 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:25 pm

Man, I must be getting old - I can't remember my first firetruck. :rolleyes:
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