An odd sight took place at the Saskatoon International Airport this morning when a truck was used to help a plane take flight. 

Floatplane Saskatoon

A floatplane had to be loaded up on a trailer and pulled by a pick-up truck to help it take off on dry land. (Submitted by Evan Hilbig)

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. 

Floatplane Saskatoon

As the truck hit between 110-120 km/h, the plane took flight at the Saskatoon International Airport. (Submitted by Evan Hilbig)

"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.