Welcome to our November updates. We're happy to tell you about an exciting recent CSR event & indoor skydiving, what it means for us to be part of a new VC's innovation challenge, a new special deal by the beautiful Vana Belle resort in Samui, what's unique about the "PT6" engine, and lastly our dream destination of the month!
Empowering children through sports: indoor skydiving
On 15 November, we joined FlowNation and the Right to Play Foundation in an inspiring and exciting event. The foundation focuses on the transformative power of play, such as through sports and games, to educate and empower children facing adversity. For this event, we invited children in foster care to be introduced and inspired through a very unique sport: indoor skydiving. FlowNation, a new indoor skydiving service for Thailand, hosted the event in Lopburi, alongside Right to Play, Mercedes Benz, Siam Seaplane, AXA Insurance, the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT), and the Royal Thai Army.
The children got a chance to try the wind tunnel and experience indoor skydiving for the first time. We were fortunate to have Amy Watson there, a young Thai-Australian and the Junior World Champion for indoor skydiving! She inspired everybody by showing how she can fly, and helped coaching. Everyone was excited to try and to experience flying. In addition to this experience, Siam Seaplane brought a model remote-control seaplane and a drone. Together with RASAT we also brought the famous Miss Siam model, an OX-5 Travel Air 2000, the first private aircraft in Thailand! Lastly, a magic show by ‘Dr. Penguin’ brought smiles and laughter on all participants’ faces and rounded off an eventful day.
All children received special gifts from FlowNation and Siam Seaplane to bring back with them. A thank you also to Mercedes Benz Thailand, who provided transportation support, and AXA insurance for travel insurance.
At Siam Seaplane we aim to build long-term business, looking to improve transportation across Thailand, and putting a strong emphasis on sustainability and support for the wider economy. This not only relates to the environment, while ensuring that seaplanes do not harm our fragile ecosystems on the water and around us, but also extends to general corporate social responsibility. This event has been a great example of how, in small ways, we can help to empower children.
Lastly, we believe in strong partnerships. Starting next year, FlowNation will offer indoor skydiving in Thailand, complementary experiences that are very much in the spirit of Siam Seaplane: unique, special and once-in-a-lifetime memories that can be repeated. We are glad to have partners like FlowNation and to help promote these services through our Experiences by Siam Seaplane.
Expara innovation challenge on the future of travel and tourism
We are excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of three companies to participate in the new Expara Innovation Challenge on the future of travel and tourism.
Expara is a regional pioneer and leader in incubation, early-stage venture capital, entrepreneurship, VC and innovation training, mentorship and advisory work. Expara provides both investment and services to the enterprise ecosystem.
As a part of the winners, we are joining an intensive training under the Expara flagship program. The 6 week program provides a path to fundraising and networking with entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. We are happy to be a part of this and hope to be able to further accelerate our development efforts through the program.
We believe that Siam Seaplane is an important part as a game changer for Thailand’s tourism industry. Travellers seek for a more unique, personalized experience that comes with safety, hygiene and comfort. We will be able to offer that experience through our last mile, premium seaplane transportation. We commit to always offer a faster, hassle-free, comfortable & luxurious experience — to safely bring travellers to their final waterfront destination.
Special deal from Thailand's southern paradise: Vana Belle, Koh Samui
Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui is located on Chaweng Noi Beach with the perfect 180-meter length of the pristine white sand beach, which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. The hotel is offering 79 luxury private Suites and Pool villa with a private pool on the balcony in every room category. Experience the one of a kind mythical theme hotel of the Himmavanta forest with emerald seawater and waves along With the rainforest backdrop.
Free dreams and seven wishes
Select any suite, and additionally to the package rate enjoy these benefits:
FREE upgrade to the next room category, based on the availability upon booking.
FREE daily breakfasts for 2 persons
FREE extended check-out 24 hours, subject to availability upon check-in.
FREE daily THB500 Resort Credits.
FREE 500 Marriott Bonvoy points per night
FREE daily meals for all children aged 12 and under when ordering from the kid's menu
The power plant of the Cessna Grand Caravan Amphibian EX: the PT6 Engine
Many kinds of engines are designed to be used for various purposes in aviation. Unlike other aircraft, the Cessna Grand Caravan Ex amphibian is using the very powerful turboprop Pratt & Whitney engine.
The Pratt & Whitney PT6 turboprop engine is famous for its unique characteristics which were designed with split-shaft or free turbine and reverse flow. This leads to lower irritating noise being produced and shorter general engine size.
Split-shaft is one type of turbo propeller engine, where the shaft connected to the compressor to compress the air used for the combustion is disconnected to the shaft rotating the propeller. This gives many advantages such as a smaller size of battery required for engine start and the propeller can be feathered (stop to rotate) without having to stop the engine. With the shaft connected to the propeller, it also gives more room to play with the rotation speed (rpm) of the propeller as it’s never going to rotate at the same speed as the turbine itself, with the gearbox taking that role.
This month’s dream destination: Ao Nang, Krabi
A small town of Krabi, again at the southern part of Thailand, it is the home of wonderful experiences consisting of a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful resorts and the friendliness of locals, the charming “Ao Nang” is just 17km away from Krabi.
“Ao” is the Thai word for bay and “Nang” is the name of this bay. It is famous for its long 2km Andaman coast beachfront. It is also a location for divers. At this beach, it is a place where you can take your boat to the rest of the islands right at the middle of the beach. You can expect to spend luxury nights here as there are many high-end hotels and resorts in the area offering excellent services for visitors.
From sunrise to sunset, a warm beach lets you lay down and sunbath, then swim in its shimmering sea...
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