Flying from skis in Alaska - Zenair 701

Bob Jones of Alaska demonstrates his STOL CH 701 "Sky Jeep" on snow skis. March 2013.

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Comment by Dr. Edward L. Olds III on March 25, 2013 at 11:56am


A great film!  It looks like tons of fun to fly up there.  I got a set of plans from Bob McDonald, for my 750 and hope to get them built for next year.  Northern Illinois has been impossible for flying this year, due to snow.  Our grass strip will be perfect for a set of wheel skis.


Comment by Roger Lambert on March 18, 2013 at 3:04pm

Did you notice he did all this without gloves!

Comment by Thomas Armstrong on March 17, 2013 at 2:22pm

Love to see the same sort of video in the summer!

Comment by Gerald Schaerig on March 16, 2013 at 10:07pm

Thanks Bob Great video , nice flying Thanks for showing your lake in Alaska

Comment by Blaze Cunningham on March 16, 2013 at 10:23am

Great video!  I have done some flying 'over' the snow here in Wisconsin, but not flying 'on' the snow.  You make it look easy.  Thanks!

Comment by Leo Arrigo on March 16, 2013 at 8:33am

Thanks for sharing this video....Similar feel to Northwestern Ontario at this time of year.

Comment by Brian Parsons on March 15, 2013 at 5:41pm

Hey Bob

As always great job!  Love to see the 701 flying the way it was intended. Stay in touch!



Comment by Ari Hulkkonen on March 15, 2013 at 11:30am

Quite familiar feel :)  Thanks for sharing this!

Comment by Brian Fitzpatrick on March 15, 2013 at 10:21am

Hi Bob:  Always wanted to fly in Alaska. After watching your video I now feel I have!  Good fun. Am building a 750 and about to do the wings.  I put in a separate baggage compartment for camping/survival gear on the 750. You are so right about how a ten minute flight could take a month of walking to get back. What changes have you made to your wings?  Any comments will be appreciated.

Comment by Bob McDonald on March 15, 2013 at 10:21am

Thanks for the video vacation to Alaska. Great job on the video, what type of camera did you use?

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