Six fly a Scenic!... |
Six fly a Scenic!...
...Bruce Goldsmith got a phone call the other day asking what the maximum load a Scenic could take. Well the load test went to over 2000 kg for a short time without any problems, but he did not expect the pilot on the other end of the phone to try it out himself the next day. The pilot (who shall remain anonymous for obvious reasons) and 5 willing volunteers took off with skis from a ski piste with a total flying weight of 550 kg. The heaviest passenger weighed in at 100 kg (he's the one on the bottom of the stack!). He was also the last guy to leave the ground and he said that they must have been doing in excess of 50 km/h before he took-off. Fortunately the landing was also in deep snow, and the pilot proudly reported that they all landed without even falling over (but we have not seen a photo of that).