Aero-Skijoring - Middlebury College - 1948

Aero-Skijoring - Middlebury College - 1948

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Aero-Skijoring - Middlebury College - 1948

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Looks like Middlebury students were ahead of the times back in 1948….

“Skijoring is a winter sport where a skier is traditionally pulled by an animal or motor vehicle across the snow. Middlebury College created a new variation in February 1948, when Flying Panthers’ pilot Lin Meacham ’50, looped a 100-ft. rope around the tailskid of his Aeronca plane, maintained a low-flying speed of 70mph, and hauled members of the ski team over the frozen surface of Lake Champlain. Dubbed “aero-skijoring”, it required plenty of stamina, and was enjoyed by men and women members alike, and Men’s Ski Coach Bob Sheehan.”

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