Grandpa was a Wild Man

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Grandpa was a Wild Man

#1 Post by geodoc » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:26 am

Some guy found this 8mm home movie film in his grandfather's stuff after he died apparently. He was a serious wildman - water skiing behind a WACO (?) on water skis made from sneakers screwed to pieces of wood.

http://youtu.be/_WCDRxD8uFI

I used to fly for a guy in Sitka AK who had a couple Beavers, one of which was in a photo behind the bar at the Pioneer Bar towing water a water skier behind a Beaver on Sitka Sound. Apparently (just to f**k with them) he sent a letter to the FAA in Juneau asking if he needed a special authorization to tow a water skier with the airplane. You can imagine the reply. Turns out of course, that in the US anyway, a floatplane is considered a boat as far as regs are concerned when it's in contact with the water so the FAA could do nothing but fume over that one. He loved f**king with the g-man.

And ..... tried to embed it w/o success, sorry.
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Re: Grandpa was a Wild Man

#2 Post by Bushed » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:19 am

That is most definatly Okanogan Lake around Kelowna
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#3 Post by Mr. North » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:18 am

Nice find!
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#4 Post by burhead1 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:06 pm

CF-BJR Waco AQC-6 Custom 5032 CF-BJR Pacific AW >Ginger Coote AW 16.05.38 2303 Crashed due downdraft on takeoff Salmon Arm BC 25.10.40
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#5 Post by Pop n Fresh » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:36 pm

geodoc wrote:
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