Planes Used in Fisher Research Flights

Planes Used in Fisher Research Flights by Anne Lombardo, at 1:49 p.m. on 22 September 2011,

At the presentation to the Alpine Village Association in Fish Camp on September 5th, 2011, the following question was raised by one of the participants. The project leader for the SNAMP Fisher Study Rick Sweitzer's response follows.

Question: "What kind of plane does Rick use to track fisher in?"

Answer: "As for the airplanes: All of our planes are tailwheel design planes for maximum safety in the event of an emergency back country landing. Our primary plane is a Cessna 185 outfitted with a stol kit and airfoil fins along the edge of the wing. These modifications are designed to improve lift and maneuverability for the kind of flying we do. Out backup plane is a Piper Supercub, also with airfoil fins along the leading edge of the wings. At present we have a Husky that we are using as a backup airplane while the Supercub is being recovered."

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