TrickAir recently obtained STC approval for its skis.
Two of the company’s ski models have been TSO’d for a variety of aircraft, including TrickAir’s 1500 for the original Piper J3 and PA-11. The skis also are available for the Legend Cub (pictured) and the kit-built Texas Sport Cub.
TrickAir skis, manufactured by Trick Air LLC in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, utilize a wheel penetration ski design. This allows ease of installation, in as little as 15 minutes, as well as operation on hard surfaces without the need for removal, according to company officials.
The tailwheel design of the Legend Cub lends itself to flying with skis, Legend officials note. With the addition of TrickAir skis, the Legend Cub can takeoff, land, and taxi on snow, ice, grass, and even hard surfaced runways, extending the flying season and creating more opportunity to enjoy flying for sport, officials add.
“Our model 1500 is well-suited to the Legend Cub,” said Rick Discher, president, TrickAir. “Its wheel penetration design allows ease of installation without lifting your airplane. It skirts the wheel and it is shaped like a wing to reduce drag. The ski is a composite of materials including vinyl resin, carbon fiber, an expanded PVC core, a structural chromoly frame, and replaceable wear strips. The ski rides one-half inch off the ground, so your airplane can be rolled on its own wheels out of the hangar.”