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.
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As a pilot, in order to be allowed to fly a seaplane, you need to obtain a seaplane rating, for which you receive ground and flight training and pass a class rating theoretical and practical test.Photo by "Simon_Sees", via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/HUJGPx
Some flying boats have “sponsons”, which are short, wing-like projections from the sides of the hull near the waterline. Their purpose is to stabilize the hull from a rolling motion when the flying boat is on the water, and they may also provide some aerodynamic lift in flight. Tip floats are also sometimes known as sponsons.