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
Constructing new airports poses a huge environmental concern as it requires a permanent location and destruction of a natural habitat and infrastructure support which leads to more construction, waste disposal, and also requires time and massive investment. Seaplanes require only a body of water such as a suitable beach, or a floating dock. It means that seaplanes provide fast, safe, and low-impact transportation to remote and sensitive areas and the only infrastructure we require is water.Find out more about seaplanes and the environment
There are currently over 40 seaplane operators in the world, according to Wikipedia.(Also: check out our partner and friends in Florida, Tropic Ocean Airways and Jones Brothers & Co.)