South of the Border: "Snow planes made winter travel easier and provided seasonal recreation"
January 29, 2020
Columnist's note: Alert readers may recall my request for information about snow planes in our area in a June, 2017 article in the "Journal." I got a few rumors from that appeal but if snow planes were ever used in Blaine County, they were scarce at best.
Snow planes, also called 'snow cars' or 'air-sleds,' don't fly. They are lightweight enclosed conveyances for one to four passengers powered by a rear mounted engine that drives a propeller. Most snow plane bodies sit atop a front ski and two rear skis. The spinning propeller pushes the machine across the snow. A few companies manufacture...