Crazy Caribou Pilot Does A Front Wheelie Touch And Go-Incredible Skill!
We’re Not Pilots, But This Looks Hard To Pull Off!
We try not to embellish too much on our blog, especially with words and phrases like “crazy” and “make your jaw drop,” but honestly, both of these superlatives work in this case. We’ve seen plenty of air shows and stunts in our lives, but just saw this on the internet for the first time. Never did we see this before.
This footage was taken all the way back in 1991 and we’re happy to say that it actually has pretty good quality. Most of the videos from back then are two pixels wide, so it’s refreshing to be able to seeing this stunt in that amount of detail.
Built in 1958, some Caribous are still flying today as “bush” aircraft.
What we have here is an super air show featuring a De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou. Although that’s a mouthful, the United States military designated it CV-2 and later C-7 Caribou.
These Canadian built planes were meant to be specialized cargo transport planes with short takeoff and landing ability (STOL for short.) They were powered by 2 Pratt and Whitney R-2000-7M2 engines which produced 1,450 hp each. This allowed them to lift up to 12,000 lbs. of cargo.
We’re not sure what exactly goes into performing a stunt like that, but if any of you are pilots or more knowledgable, let us know in the comments. We’ve seen Bob Hoover do a side wheel touchdown, but never a front wheel tap, so if you can tell us anything about this, thanks in advance!