Archives: Midwest Seaplane Pilot

Seaplane Flying In The Great Lakes Region

by Steve Smith Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue At the intersection of the 45 North latitude line and the 85 West longitude line is an area that is perfectly suited for seaplane flying. The area is surrounded … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Safety Seminar & Fly-In

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue This edition of “Midwest Seaplane Pilot” is dedicated to the “Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Annual Safety Seminar & Fly-In” to be held May 18-20, 2018 at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota. Madden’s … Continue reading

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No Limits Seaplane Flying Club Starts Up In Missouri

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue This spring, “Flying Fish” at St. Charles County Smart Field (KSET) in Portage Des Sioux, Missouri near St. Charles, is making seaplane flying more affordable and accessible with its new Progressive Aerodyne … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go… In A Seaplane!

by Chris Hinote Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Who hasn’t been enamored with the romance of seaplanes, or imagined splashing down on a remote mountain lake, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River Seaplane Tour

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue I’ve flown along the Mississippi River between Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4), east of Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to Le Claire, Iowa, some 17 times! And each … Continue reading

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Where Does One Go On Floats In The Wintertime!

by Al Lindquist Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The question is, what do you do with a Cessna 172XP on Wipline amphibious floats in the winter in the state of Minnesota? Well, you could pickle it. You … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association To Hold Annual Safety Seminar & Fly-In At Madden’s Resort, Brainerd

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue Under the leadership of Steve Guetter, President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA), the organization’s annual safety seminar and fly-in will be held May 18-20, 2018 at Madden’s Resort on Gull … Continue reading

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Wipaire Receives Chinese Approval For Wipline 13000 Floats, Expands Gear Advisory Approvals

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted approval for Supplemental Type Certificate SA2CH for the installation of Wipline® 13000 floats on the Viking Series 400 … Continue reading

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As The Geese Migrate, So Must The Seaplanes!

by Philip Mattison Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue I met Brian Schanche, the owner of Adventure Seaplanes, 20 years ago when I responded to a want ad in the newspaper about seaplane rental. Do you remember the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar Attracts Water & Land Pilots From Throughout The Midwest

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Under the leadership of Steve Guetter, President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA), and its board of directors; administrative support from Cassandra Isackson and her staff at the … Continue reading

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