Year 2017. A very unique opportunity has opened on Raquette Lake in Upstate NY it won't last long. For several years I was observing the ice condition there and I wasn't able to land. Ski planes and bush wheelers go there on regular basis. There was a lot of snow in the beginning but then a couple of warm days came and the snow melted. Then the deep freeze made it solid. Couple phone calls and couple emails answered and I am airborne.
About to turn final. A good 7,000 feet available you can land a jet there.
This will be my parking spot.
Ice is very slippery but there are spots that can give you a quick traction. I stopped far from the shore then carefully slid closer.
Had to pull red knob all the way back at least two times before I got to parking. The plane moves at idle it's adjusted couple winter RPMs above normal.
Inside Raquette Lake cruse boat-restaurant.
I had to push the airplane back then turned to aim in different direction. Not easy on a slippery surface I used my metal wheelchokes to stand on for better ice grab.
Go while the weather is holding. I plan to be there tomorrow around noon.