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  WSDOT - Seaplane Bases - Federal Regulations Overview
Seaplanes may not be operated on project waters at locations other than those designated by the District Engineer, except in emergency beyond the control of the operator.
Seaplane pilots are responsible for being aware of seaplane regulations applicable to the Corps project waters being used.
Seaplanes must comply with the marine rules of the road for power boats and with the vessel rules set forth in 36 CFR 327.3.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /aviation/SeaplaneBases/FedRegs.htm   (582 words)

 The Seaplane Pilots Association -- Flight Training
Many newly-minted seaplane pilots exclaim that training for the single engine sea rating was the most fun they've had in an airplane (or variations on that theme, but we digress...).
Yaw stability is eroded in float-equipped seaplanes by the addition of surface area in front of the center of gravity.
Seaplanes naturally weathervane to point into the wind, and this is often the downfall of an otherwise perfect approach for docking or beaching, and sometimes a good reason to abort a takeoff or avoid a landing.
www.seaplanes.org /training/ses.htm   (674 words)

 Seaplane Summary
Seaplanes were used during World War I. Although they did not receive the publicity or acclaim that land-based fighters did, they were widely used by both sides for reconnaissance, bombing, and torpedo attacks.
It was a seaplane that warned the British about the movements of the German ships that led to the battle of Jutland.
Today, seaplanes are mostly considered obsolete for military purposes; seaplane tenders, such as HMS Engadine, fell out of use after the 1950s with the general demise of the seaplane, the advent of the first stable, fully-controllable helicopter, and continued development of the modern aircraft carrier.
www.bookrags.com /Seaplane   (1387 words)

 Seaplane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A seaplane is a fixed-wing aircraft designed to take off and land (or "alight") upon water.
Modern production seaplanes are largely amphibious and of a floatplane design, although the Seawind 300C, an amphibious flying boat, has begun the FAA certification process.
The first seaplane was invented in March 1910 by the French engineer Henri Fabre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seaplane   (1125 words)

 WSDOT - Seaplane Landing and Seaplane Base Directory Introduction
WSDOT Aviation is pleased to present an updated edition of the Washington State Seaplane Landing and Seaplane Base Directory.
Seaplanes are an important part of aviation in Washington State providing flexible transportation in a state where water is a natural part of our lives.
However, we remind you that authorization to operate from bodies of water is under the authority of the local jurisdictions such as the County Sheriff.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /aviation/SeaplaneBases   (333 words)

 SEAPLANE project: home page
SEAPLANE is an international project funded within the European Commission's INTERREG III B North Sea programme.
The aim of the SEAPLANE Project is to support the sustainable spatial development of the participating regions by strengthening the air transport network and its airports.
SEAPLANE has provided advice to airports to help them improve efficiency, quality and economic sustainability needed to maintain their vital role as transport nodes, especially in remote and peripheral areas and on islands.
www.seaplane-project.net   (607 words)

 Seaplane Pilots’Code of Conduct
Note: Approach/departure IFR and night seaplane operations are not authorized in some jurisdictions, such as in Canada (except for authorized IFR pilots operating enroute or in amphibious aircraft).
Vigilance and responsive action by the seaplane community are essential to ensure its vitality and to enhance the aviation experience for both you and for others.
Pilots and the aviation community may use the Seaplane Pilots’ Model Code of Conduct as a resource for code of conduct development, although it is recommended that this be supported by independent research on the suitability of its principles for specific or local applications and situations.
www.pilotfriend.com /safe/safety/seaplane_code.htm   (3270 words)

Adventure Seaplanes is one of the few place in the country that offers seaplane rental and block time packages.
Anyone setting out to obtain a seaplane rating has only to look at a map of Canada and the US Midwest to see the world they are about to open up for themselves.
Much of the history of aviation in these countries, and the history of a lot of communities, was written with seaplanes.
www.adventureseaplanes.com /seaplane.htm   (190 words)

 Seaplane Training Float Plane training and Charters in Victoria, BC, Canada
We aren't just a Seaplane school; we are also an air-taxi service which means that your training takes place in an environment that will make the student and aviation enthusiast aware of the real world concerns, planning and professionalism required of an operation that serves the non-flying public.
The Professional Seaplane Training Course is designed for the ambitious student seeking a career as a Professional Seaplane Pilot.
Taught as per the Transport Canada Seaplane Manual, you will be introduced to seaplanes and will be competent to fly the 5 solo take off and landing requirements for the rating to be added to your License.
www.oceanair.ca /floatplane_seaplane_training.htm   (1515 words)

 World Aircraft Carriers List: Japanese Seaplane Ships
Redesignated as a seaplane tender 1940, reconverted to a tanker 1943.
Seaplane facilities included 4 catapults, 5 cranes, an extensive track system for moving aircraft on deck, a large platform forming a roof over part of the seaplane deck, and a below-decks hangar.
Rebuilt as a seaplane cruiser at Kure Navy Yard 1942-1943.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/ijn_sea.htm   (2361 words)

 World Aircraft Carriers List: US Seaplane Tenders: Miscellaneous
Although nominally capable of operating seaplanes while underway, most of her seaplane service was as a station ship.
Operational: From the start she was frequently used as a tender to flying boats and seaplanes, and also served as a general-purpose auxiliary in roles such as command, salvage, disaster relief and transport.
Little is known about this ship, but it is believed that she was not extensively converted to a seaplane role, and probably operated mainly as a transport and logistics ship in support of other aviation units.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/us_sea1.htm   (2420 words)

 Seaplane tender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seaplane tenders had largely been superseded by aircraft carriers in the battle fleet by the end of the First World War, although aircraft were still of minor importance compared to the firepower of naval artillery.
In the inter-war years, it was common for cruisers and battleships to be equipped with catapult-launched reconnaissance seaplanes.
During the Second World War both the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy built a number of seaplane tenders to supplement their aircraft carrier fleets; however these ships often had their catapults removed, and were used usually as support vessels which operated seaplanes from harbours rather than in a seaway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seaplane_tender   (653 words)

 seaplane. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Amphibians may be of either of these types with the addition of landing gear, enabling them to take off from and alight on either land or water.
The seaplane developed rapidly in the 1920s and 30s, and for a time it was the largest and fastest aircraft in the world.
Because the flotation structures offered greater resistance to the air than wheel-type landing gear, seaplanes were until recently less efficient and slower for any given horsepower requirement than land-based aircraft.
www.bartleby.com /65/se/seaplane.html   (221 words)

 Adventure Seaplanes
We offer seaplane ratings, tailwheel endorsements and skiplane checkouts in a Champ, Piper PA12, Cessna 172, Cessna 180 and a Cessna 185.
Adventure Seaplanes is one of the few places in the country that offers instruction, rental and sales of this type of aircraft.
We are located at Surfside Seaplane Base in Lino Lakes Minnesota, 1/2 hour north of Minneapolis East of I-35W.
www.adventureseaplanes.com   (341 words)

 ASA Seaplane Pilot - Spinners Discount Pilot Supplies Shop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The seaplane pilot rating may be obtained as the first pilot rating or, most commonly, as an add-on rating for those pilots who already hold the Airplane, Single-Engine Land certificate.
All the tasks the pilot must demonstrate during the checkride are covered in detail: preflight preparations, taxiing, sailing, seaplane base and airport operations, takeoffs and landings, emergency operations, and more.
Seaplane Pilot draws from his extensive experience in water flying, using full-color photography and illustrations throughout.
www.spinnerspilotshop.com /scstore/p-asa-spt.html   (337 words)

 EAA AirVenture Seaplane Base
Nestled deep in the trees in a picturesque cove along the Lake Winnebago shore is a place where all AirVenture visitors should try to visit: The AirVenture Seaplane Base, where the runway requirements specify depth as well as length.
The most flying activity at seaplane base comes on Saturday when any willing seaplane pilot can do fly-bys along the convention flight line in the annual seaplane showcase.
Pilots depart the base in a coordinated, orderly fashion by lining up, taxiing out to form three large circles based on the their size and speed, then taking off at appointed times so they can be identified during their flight line fly-bys.
www.airventure.org /2006/events/seaplane_base.html   (248 words)

 Seaplane Lifts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Owners of seaplanes face many of the same issues as boaters regarding mooring and fighting fouling due to chronic water storage.
Seaplane docks and seaplane lifts by Jet Dock systems are easy to use, maintenance free and loaded with benefits.
Seaplane docks by Jet Dock are spacious and intelligently designed for gradual and safe dry-docking operation.
www.jetdock.com /seaplane-lift.shtml   (247 words)

 Seaplane - Flight & Flying - Gift ideas from RedBalloon Days - Australia
Our seaplane will indulge you with a scenic flight over Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches before landing you on the Pittwater at Palm Beach.
Enjoy a 15 minute scenic seaplane flight over Melbourne and view all the grand sites of city from the sky; from Williamstown's beautiful beaches, across to St. Kilda Marina, Brighton Beach and up past the Grand Prix track at Albert Park Lake!...
If you have never flown in a seaplane before, this mini adventure is the ideal way to take in the sights of the Gold Coast, taking off from and landing on the water.
www.redballoondays.com.au /category/High-Flyer/seaplane   (632 words)

 StrangeBirds Instructional Books Floatplane and Seaplane Manuals... Aviation Library
The Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook features full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, as well as straightforward discussions and explanations for rules, regulations and aids for navigation, principles of seaplanes, water characteristics and seaplane base operations, seaplane operations (preflight, takeoffs, landings), performance, skiplane operations, emergency open sea operations, float and ski-equipped helicopters.
It aims to assist the novice seaplane pilot in all phases of floatplane training, with special emphasis on those aspects of seaplane operations which are different from operating on land.
Along with specific techniques and procedures for standard seaplane operations, getting the best performance from a seaplane is discussed, planning and flying a trip into the deep wilderness, seaplane camping and more.
www.strangebirds.com /SB-Books-Floats-Seaplanes.html   (780 words)

 Seaplane Base History
As the visitor strolls through the woods from the parking lot or bus stop and encounters the tranquility of the seaplanes resting at anchor or taxiing slowly through the slot, a palpable peacefulness descends.
The AirVenture seaplane sanctuary is open to seaplane pilots only during the EAA AirVenture Convention.
The group at the seaplane base is small, but what they lack in number is more than compensated for by the level of their commitment.
www.airventure.org /2006/events/vette_history.html   (778 words)

 Subic Seaplane Services
Subic Seaplane can provide travel facilities to and from virtually any part of the Archipelago, including several convenient points in Manila.
Subic Seaplane is available for charter tours to Mount Pinatubo, Boracay, Coron Island & Sangat Island in Busuanga Palawan, Alabat Island in Quezon Province, Sabang Beach Puerto Galera & Pandan in Mindoro, La Union Bauang Beach, El Nido in Palawan, Manila South Harbor in Rizal Park and Lake Taal Volcano in Batangas.
From time to time Subic Seaplane is called on to assist with local search, emergency and evacuation missions.
www.seaplane-philippines.com /services.php   (149 words)

 FAA Checkride (Practical Test) Oral Exam Preparation for Seaplane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
For many people, a transition from land-planes to seaplanes is a challenging but enjoyable long weekend course where a new skill is learned and capability gained.
Our RideReady: Seaplane Pilot software will, in an interactive question-answer presentation style, take you through the key knowledge points as determined by the FAA that are crucial for safe and effective seaplane operation.
RideReady: Seaplane pilot very closely follows the FAA recommendations and practices for seaplane flight, so the chance for discrepancy is quite low.
www.dauntless-soft.com /Products/RIdeReady/seaplane.asp   (1021 words)

 Seaplane restrictions in Wisconsin waters - Wisconsin Department of Transportation
This is a list of known lakes that have specific restrictions covering seaplane operations.
There are communities that have ordinances that may contain general or specific references that could impact seaplane operations.
We want to alert all seaplane pilots to contact the local lake or river authority before attempting to use these or any other surface water for seaplane operations.
www.dot.state.wi.us /travel/air/seaplane-restrictions.htm   (118 words)

 Oshkosh Seaplane Base
Nestled in a cozy cove off the west shore of Lake Winnebago is the AirVenture Seaplane Base, site of the EAA AirVenture "Splash-In." It's the center of activities for those with an interest in water-based aviation.
However, this is not a registered seaplane base the remaining 51 weeks of the year.
The 100% volunteer staff at the seaplane base has again scheduled a number of fun activities throughout the week.
www.oshkoshseaplanebase.com   (228 words)

 Jack Brown's Seaplane School, Winter Haven, FL
Jack Brown's Seaplane Base does it on the water!
Brown chose the central Florida area as the location for his base because of its abundance of freshwater lakes and superb flying weather.
You will be able to devote your time to the "Back to Basics" of flying (stick and rudder and head out of the cockpit).
www.gate.net /~seaplane   (173 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Seaplane crash kills 20 in Miami
The chartered seaplane, run by Chalk's Ocean Airways, flew regularly between Miami and the Bahamas.
The other part of the plane was on fire and it just went straight down," eyewitness Maurice D'Giovianni, a surfer who was in the water at the time, told the Associated Press news agency.
The plane was a twin-engine Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard seaplane, manufactured in 1947, reports said.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/4543932.stm   (405 words)

 Float Plane Training / Seaplane Training and Charters in Victoria, BC, Canada
If you have aspirations of becoming a Seaplane pilot, whether commercial or private, no one is more capable of helping you achieve your goals than Ocean Air.
The scenery is unsurpassed and wildlife sightings are common: from whales and seals to bald eagles.
If the goal of your training is a career in the Seaplane industry, Part of your training will include the urban environments and busy airspace around the Victoria and Vancouver Harbours.
www.oceanair.ca /floatplane_training.htm   (1677 words)

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