Saturday, July 11, 2015
Aerial banner towing
Went down to the Greenland New Hampshire Ultralight fly-in today but despite the perfect weather it was slim pickings as not a lot of planes showed up. They must have all gone elsewhere.
Here he is picking up one of the banners. The banner is connected to a long line which in turn is connected to a loop suspended between two poles. As soon as he takes off he drops a grappling hook with which he snags the loop and initiates a steep climb as the banner set ahead of the loop curls up from the ground. Not something you see every day. http://youtu.be/xO37V6SeoH4
And here is the drop sequence.... https://youtu.be/7Lq8sFqV7CE