Floatplane takes flight with help of truck at Saskatoon airport
Plane took off once truck hit between 110-120 km/h
An odd sight took place at the Saskatoon International Airport this morning when a truck was used to help a plane take flight.
A floatplane, which doesn't have wheels on its pontoons, had to be loaded up on a trailer and pulled by a pick-up truck to help it take off on dry land. As the truck hit between 110-120 km/h, the plane took flight.
"It was pretty cool," said Evan Hilbig, who shot the video and works on the maintenance crew at the airport. "You never see this."
In fact, Hilbig said that some of his coworkers who've worked at the airport for 20 years had never seen this sight.
"That's how rare it is."
The pilot's plan was to fly to either Lake Diefenbaker or Blackstrap Lake to fuel up before heading north.