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June 16, 2015 8:03 PM   Subscribe

 
Very cute. I probably would have blown half-digested poutine all over those lovely windows.

...speaking of which, anyone know what kind of plane that is? Really nice visibility, and sleek cockpit (in other videos). I'm curious what it looks like from the outside.
posted by Anoplura at 8:15 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Encore!
posted by Popular Ethics at 8:20 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


reminds me of the first spreadsheet my Certified Public Accountant father showed me. WHEEEEE! OH YES!
posted by Auden at 8:21 PM on June 16, 2015 [20 favorites]


It's a Blackshape Prime.
posted by Floydd at 8:27 PM on June 16, 2015


Yeah, but it doesn't hold the same visceral thrill as standing knee-deep in a freezing stream catching nothing with dad.

That was fun, thanks.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:28 PM on June 16, 2015


It's a Blackshape Prime.
posted by Floydd at 23:27


I beg to disagree- from the high wing tandem seating and the shape of the (Cub Yellow!) elevator horns and external bracing wires, I'd say we are looking at a Piper Cub variant.
posted by pjern at 8:33 PM on June 16, 2015


You're probably right pjern, here's another giggly video.
posted by Floydd at 8:45 PM on June 16, 2015


And I can't even get my 10 year old daughter to ride on the back of my motorcycle.

But I do have a friend who is seriously into photographing aerobatic flying. Ill make sure he sees this.
posted by TedW at 8:46 PM on June 16, 2015


My face hurts from the smiling.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 9:27 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


OK, and the pink headset is seriously adorable, want in my size.
posted by jamaro at 9:58 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


You wouldn't see this in the U.S. Parachutes are required for aerobatics.
posted by JackFlash at 11:05 PM on June 16, 2015


After hundreds of flights on all kinds of aircraft, this little girl is still me on the inside.
posted by salishsea at 11:07 PM on June 16, 2015 [7 favorites]


Good lord my father was a worthless prick. Can this guy be my dad?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:47 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


So that's how you teach little kids to speak French!
posted by chavenet at 1:53 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


If it had been little me (or older me, for that matter) instead of that delightful little girl, papa would have been scraping puke off everything for a week. I'm not necessarily afraid of such antics, but my stomach just can't deal.
posted by pracowity at 2:27 AM on June 17, 2015


I'm so glad this girl appears to be Canadian because I think my thrill-seeking also-four-year-old just spent 4 minutes laughing with his future wife.

Now he wants me to fly him in a plane though.

Thanks for this!
posted by warriorqueen at 3:23 AM on June 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


It's a Blackshape Prime.
posted by Floydd at 23:27

I beg to disagree- from the high wing tandem seating and the shape of the (Cub Yellow!) elevator horns and external bracing wires, I'd say we are looking at a Piper Cub variant.
posted by pjern at 11:33 PM on June 16 [+] [!]


It's definitely NOT the first one, and I'm pretty sure it's not a Cub either. You might be able to pull those maneuvers off in a Super Cub, but I'm pretty sure Cubs in general are not certified for aerobatic flight. Maybe for spins but that's it.

No, what I think you're seeing there is a Citabria. (quick google image search) There are dozens of variants of them depending on when it would be made - some were made by Bellanca and the most recent ones are made by American Champion. It could be a Decathlon or Super Decathlon, too, which is a higher-powered, nicer version of roughly the same airframe and wing. They're reasonably-priced (for aerobatic aircraft) and very common. Very safe, nimble and relatively easy to fly. Hard to fly well though.

I've done aerobatic training in a Citabria and it is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. I giggled pretty much the same way while learning how to do basics. Wanna have fun? Do a hammerhead stall!
posted by Thistledown at 4:43 AM on June 17, 2015


I was also going to guess a Citabria or a Super Decathlon. The Decathlon's a very common aerobatic trainer.

I was rather surprised they weren't wearing parachutes, but where do you even get a parachute for a four-year-old? Maybe Canada doesn't require them like the FAA does, I don't know.

Now he wants me to fly him in a plane though.

Don't put him in a small airplane expecting him to get sick and never want to go flying again, because he'll only get super excited about the whole thing and spend all of his spare time in high school flying and working at the local airport and before you know it he'll be making smartass comments on internet forums about airplanes and-

Hmm.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:09 AM on June 17, 2015 [10 favorites]


I have a one-frame memory of being in the back seat (or at least back area on some cushions) of my dad's small plane when I was two or three years old. I asked my dad about it when I was a kid. Why I remembered that, but had no memory of being up in the air with my parents. He said that my mom decided after they had me that my dad should quit flying.

You might think that wasn't a great decision, given this kid's awesome reaction, but later in life my dad managed to back a car out of a garage without opening the door first, so it's possible he's not the best with checklists.
posted by Phredward at 5:19 AM on June 17, 2015 [8 favorites]


I was also going to guess a Citabria or a Super Decathlon. The Decathlon's a very common aerobatic trainer.

Definitely looks like something in the Citabria / Decathlon line, by the high, fabric-covered wing and the shape of the rear windows. The elevator shape and cables stiffening the horizontal stabilizer are perfect matches as well.

What pure joy.
posted by musicinmybrain at 6:05 AM on June 17, 2015


Aww, that was fantastic. Last year my uncle flew my one-year-old and me around In a Piper Arrow, but the kid fell asleep as soon as we left the ground. Clearly too young to really enjoy the experience.
posted by lollymccatburglar at 7:21 AM on June 17, 2015


Encore! Encore! This was delightful.
posted by jillithd at 7:42 AM on June 17, 2015


:-)
posted by Smedleyman at 8:33 AM on June 17, 2015


Au contraire, Phredward: the comfort of the checklist had made him complacent (assuming he didn't have a checklist for starting the car and getting out of the garage). He definitely should have kept flying.

Some day, some day, I'll get back in the air.
posted by booooooze at 9:01 AM on June 17, 2015


"Papa ! Je veux encore la tête à l'envers !"

J'adore.
posted by fraula at 12:17 PM on June 17, 2015


Unfortunately, it's gone now.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:10 PM on June 17, 2015


No sound, but try this.
posted by bitmage at 6:19 PM on June 17, 2015


First Aerobatic Flight Lea (YouTube video ... since Vimeo has pulled it)
posted by Auden at 7:24 PM on June 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


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