Every Alaskan Bush Pilot knows that when you’re flying a tailwheel off airport, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.
These true Alaskan Bush Pilots learn the limitations of their aircraft by taking them to the edge, and sometimes beyond. SQ2 stalls during the Slow Speed Competition.
Tom has around 1200 total flying hours in Alaska, with 460 hours in the SQ2. The SQ2 is a backcountry super cruiser kit out of Douglas Wyoming that he built himself. He started the build on December 15th 2014 and finished it almost exactly a year later on December 18th 2015.
Tom was flying at the edge of the SQ2’s envelope when the headwind subsided, resulting in a loss of lift and subsequent stall. Tom walked away uninjured, but his SQ2 was not so lucky.
To make matters worse, the insurance application for the SQ2 was still at home sitting on his coffee table. Tom is a great guy who loves Alaska and aviation. – Above Alaska Aviation
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