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Seaplane facts

What are seaplanes? How do they work? Are they safe? We've compiled a list of interesting facts about seaplanes, Textron's Cessna Caravan and Siam Seaplane. You might be surprised to learn that seaplanes have been around for a lot longer and are more common than most people think!

We continuously add to the list here and on our social media, so make sure to check in every once in a while to learn more about the versatility, usefulness, safety, efficiency and convenience seaplanes can offer.

Do you have other interesting facts we should add? or a question about seaplanes? contact us!

While we are a last-mile transportation service ensuring comfort in bringing you to waterfront locations, our aircraft actually have a range of up to 1,500 km.

The fastest jet-propelled seaplane is the Convair F2Y Sea Dart, with a top speed of 1,328 kilometre per hour!

Did you know? The Cessna Caravan Amphibian was first approved by the FAA, and equipped with Wipaire floats, in March 1986.

Amphibious seaplanes can land and take-off on both land and water.

The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is less noisy than a typical speedboat.

The maximum take-off weight of the Caravan EX Amphibian is 4,110 kg, including a maximum payload of 1,400 kg enabling us to fit both our guests and their luggage.

In 1910, the first successful powered seaplane flight was completed by Frenchman Henri Fabre in the Gnome Omega-powered hydravion, a trimaran floatplane.

The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is dubbed the “world’s ultimate utility vehicle”, but can also cater for luxury interiors.

Amphibious hull seaplanes have unique handling characteristics both on the water and in the air. Because the thrust line is well above the center of drag, these airplanes tend to nose down when power is applied and nose up as power is reduced.

Seaplanes have a water rudder just like boats.

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