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Seaplane Facts

What are seaplanes?
How do they work? 
Are they safe? 

We have gathered 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 social media, so make sure to come back to learn more about the versatility, usefulness, safety, efficiency and convenience seaplanes offer.

Do you have other interesting facts we should add, or a question about seaplanes? Contact us.

Depending on their location, the construction of new airports may pose an environmental concern as they require a permanent alteration of the natural habitat and other infrastructure to support their activity which directly impacts the surrounding areas. Seaplanes on their hand require only a body of water to land and a minimal infrastructure to be docked such as a suitable beach, or a floating dock, providing fast and low-impact

Our seaplane operations will be conducted in daylight hours only, both for safety and the passengers' enjoyment of the ultimate views of Thailand’s beautiful geography.

Statistics show that over the last 13 years of Seaplane flying in the USA (10+ million flying hours) only 3 seaplanes and boat collisions have occurred.

The Canadair CL-215 and CL-415 flying boats are some of the world's best amphibious "water-bombers". They are designed for aerial firefighting and can perform other roles such as passenger services, freight transport, and air-sea search and rescue operations. The newer variant CL-415 takes just 11 seconds to scoop up more than 6,100 litres of water from a water source and drop it on a fire, without having to return to base to refill its tanks.

"Auxiliary vertical fins" or "finlets" are located on the horizontal stabilizer of the floatplane to ensure yaw stability.

The world’s largest seaplane is the size of a Boeing 737. Its first test take-off was in July 2020 in China. While it can carry up to 50 passengers, its main purpose will be for forest firefighting, marine rescue and other critical emergency rescue missions.

Seaplanes have no negative effects on the water & oil contamination unlike conventional aircrafts. The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is designed to have all fuel and oil contained in canisters approved by the Environmental Protection Agency which guarantee no contamination to the surrounding habitats.

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

No regulatory distinctions are made between flying boats and seaplanes equipped with floats. Based on the appropriate training within a seaplane pilot’s class rating, you can fly both.

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.

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

While calm wind might be an ideal condition to land at a regular airport, it also makes the water surface glassy. This requires the crew to be extra careful, even when trained for it, always putting safety first.