By: randosteve|Posted on: April 7, 2010|Posted in: Inspire | 17 comments
Dude…are you freaking kidding me??? Is this the ultimate way to get your afternoon turns?
I got a few chuckles out of the commentary of this video, especially towards the end. But the real deal is just the thought of being able to fire up your own little Super Cub and jam up into your own little playground in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. The flying and mountain views at the beginning and end of this flick are at least worth a watch. Cool stuff...and I'll be keeping my eye out for Blue Ice Aviation. (Psst...planes are cheaper to hire than helicopters)
Who locks their truck in the middle of Alaska on a private landing strip?
The same guy who bootpacks a remote mellow slope in the Alaska backcountry. Awesome terrain. I’m just jealous.
is that backcountry? slack or side?
You’d probably lock your truck too if you lived in Sutton.
yeah…or maybe he’s got some yummy treats in his rig and doesn’t want yogi getting at them.
looks like plane assisted backcountry to me. 🙂
That’s it, I’m getting my pilot’s license
dude…that is SO what i was thinking when i watched this the first time. wonder how much the gas cost for a little jaunt like this?
A super cub burns about 8 or 9 gallons per hour, and the closest place to buy 100 LL is Palmer, where it runs about $5/gallon. Add to that the cost of having it delivered to where Matt lives, or the annoyance of hauling it. I noticed he’s got a fuel tank on his truck. Maybe about 30 minutes air time…so about $20? There’s a TON of other costs associated with aircraft, though.
On the other hand, Paul Claus at Ultima Thula charges $300/hour for his super cub…
ha…thanks for the info ryan! guess there’s some markup there…eh???
HAHAHA ya’, I locked it because… you should see some of my neighbors. The tank in the back of my truck is mo-gas for my generator and plow truck. I burned 6,500 gallons of avgas in the cub this year, it’s a great tax write off.
$200 into the Chugach, you can ski out.
Thanks to whoever posted this video here.
RISK is the mark up.
i guess theyve got anwr up there
matt…thanks for the info!!!
Awesome video. living the life!
i tracked down more details:
more cool Super Cub video and good skiing: