Category Archives: Seaplane Skyways

Stories and Articles about Seaplanes and PIlots

Beaches of Sadness and Joy

The Sadness of Beaches – Early in the morning, with the rising sun still climbing up from behind the eastern mountain ridge, I walked along a beach in the province of Ilocos Sur on the north-western corner of Luzon Island … Continue reading

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50 Ways I Can’t Kill My Mother

I’ve got this nagging feeling that my mother will outlive me. That is not supposed to happen but genetic inheritance builds some people tougher than others. So when Burning Bright Productions, a TV video production company, contacted me saying they wanted to film … Continue reading

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Wind, Waves, Rain and Sand

Flying to Islands Series – Pretty in Pink What is it about tropical islands that fascinate travellers?  There are entire glossy magazines and websites devoted to images of islands covered with lush green coconut palms, surrounded by clear azure waters and ringed … Continue reading

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Bare Foot Pilots Check Ride

The Seaplane Check and Training Captain – sitting in the back – feet up – observing the pilots during line training.

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Richer for a Day: Islands in the Philippines

In Canada and Alaska we not only fly to hunting, fishing, logging and mining camps but also to remote native communities. These small communities, built on the shores of lakes rivers or oceans  far from the economic centers of major … Continue reading

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Common Sense and Seaplane Flying

“Common sense is no longer common,” says a veteran pilot talking about training new recruits. I have heard that phrase before but in most cases the person saying it has no idea of what it means or, in this case, … Continue reading

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Tugawe Cove Resort Caramoan Coastline

Flying to a new seaplane location is always exciting. No seaplane has landed at Tugawe Cove before and although it is on a distant south eastern peninsula of Luzon Island (the island Manila is on) there are no roads to … Continue reading

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