I am a new private pilot (around 150 hours) and new airplane owner I own a 1949 Cessna 140A. I recently purchased a set of Federal A-1500 skis, along with all the nuts and bolts for my plane. So, no I have a little buyers remorse. So a few questions:
1. Should I obtain some dual instruction in ski flying? If so, where?
2. While we get a good share of snow, my airport KVLL plows the runway. So, I might have to relocate for the winter (or depart when the runway is still snow covered).
3. Is it difficult to find fuel en route?
I would like to fly-into some remote lakes, a ski plane fly in (maybe Oshkosh in January) etc. But I may end up having to ship the skis, fly into a local airport and switch over to skis for the trips. Is this practical? Unfortunately, wheel ski's are outside of my price point. What is everyone else doing?
Thanks in advance,