Tag Archives: Seaplane

The Seaplane Base – An Alternative to Crowded Airports

How do you cope as an ad-hoc charter operator when you are faced with long delays at a crowded airport with limited take-off and landing slots that need to be booked days in advance? Not sure? To answer this question … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between a Floatplane and a Seaplane?

A well-known TV business commentator and Aviation Analyst recently asked me “What is the difference between a floatplane and a seaplane.” On a newscast he called a floatplane a seaplane and the know-it-all’s bombarded him with comments telling him he … Continue reading

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Cool Seaplane Pilot Weather Tools

If you could stand on the east coast of the eastern most island in the Philippines and face the Pacific Ocean you would feel the warm moist trade winds blowing gently on your face. On a computer generated wind map the … Continue reading

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Vault Magazine: For the Modern Flaneur

If the picture of the back of your head in a major life style magazine can make you famous then I may be on the right track. Check it out. Here is the back of my head… Vault Magazine sent a … Continue reading

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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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