Tag Archives: Amphibian

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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After Jurassic World: The Age of the Amphibian

Long after the age of the reptiles we still have a unique species of flying amphibians, specifically called amphibian seaplanes, gracing the world’s oceans and skies. One of the toughest, most agile and graceful of this amphibian species is the Cessna … Continue reading

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A New Seaplane Company is Born

Don’t ask me what inspires someone to start a new airline. The prospects of money, power, fame, glory or financial stability are all legitimate reasons. Men are complex and simple at the same time. In my forty years in the business I have … Continue reading

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Seaplanes – Connecting East with West In the Philippines

On the far reaches of the western Pacific Ocean lies the archipelago, composed of 7107 tropical islands, that geographically and politically makes up the Philippine nation. The proximity to the equatorial sun, the warm moist air streaming off the Pacific Ocean … Continue reading

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