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Sledding Behind A Jet Fighter? Sounds Like Fun

Posted in Bizarre, Death Wish, Funny Videos by Kurt Ernst | December 18th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

I’ve tried a lot of different things to go fast on snow, but being pulled by a jet fighter plane isn’t one of them. I’m not sure it’s as fast as being pulled by a snowmobile, since no pilot in his right mind wants to firewall the throttles while taxiing on snow and ice. Airplanes aren’t all that maneuverable on the ground, and airplane tires aren’t exactly mud and snow rated. Besides, I seriously doubt the guys on sleds would appreciate it if he lit up the afterburner (although it would keep them warm).

I love the warning of “Don’t try this at home”, since I was just about to start combing the internet for jet fighter rentals. We don’t have snow and ice down here in Florida, so the closest I could come is being pulled down the beach by a jet fighter. If I can find a pilot crazy enough to give it a go, I’m up for riding the sled. Just give me a Nomex suit and a longer tow line.

Source: Neatorama

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3 Responses

  1. Mark Smith says:

    You completely forgot about the god awful smell of jet exhaust. No thanks (unless I get to be the pilot!).

  2. Kurt Ernst says:

    I love the smell of burning kerosene in the morning. It smells like…. victory.

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