CHALLIS, Idaho – Middle Fork Mods has earned Transport Canada validation for its line of Cessna Tail Slides that help prevent damage in the event of a tail strike.
The Cessna Tail Slide is designed to do exactly what the name implies. From the Middle Fork Mods website: “Our patented Cessna Tail Slide is designed to slide across the surface and gently lift the tail at the same time.”
The validation allows the Cessna Tail Slide to be immediately installed on every Canada-registered Cessna 172, 172RG, 175, T-41, Hawk XP, 182, 206, 207, and 210.
The Cessna Tail Slide is manufactured in Challis, Idaho, costs $1,500, and includes the Tail Slide, mounting hardware, one set of paint stencils, and approval paperwork, including the STC. Installation time averages six hours, according to company officials.