Tag Archives: Floatplane

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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Getting Seaplanes South For Winter Training!

by Woody Minar The weather has turned cold in the Midwest, and the snow is threatening, so it’s time for Brian Schanche’s Adventure Seaplanes operation at Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4) in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to head south to Florida for … Continue reading

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Today’s Comfortable “Suspender-Type” Life Vests Should Be Standard Equipment In Lake Country

Whether you are a floatplane pilot or not, equipping your aircraft with “suspender-type” life vests should be standard equipment, especially when flying over lake country and especially in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. An experienced pilot and her passenger … Continue reading

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When Two Organizations Are Better Than One!

by Dave Weiman On October 22, 2012, Rod Hightower – who had been appointed president of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) on September 7, 2010 – announced that he was stepping down effective immediately. Then on February 28, 2013, Craig … Continue reading

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Blue Waters & Sunshine Greet Seaplane Pilots In Brainerd

BRAINERD, MINN. – Flying took precedence at the annual Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar & Fly-In, May 6-8, 2011, at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota. The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, … Continue reading

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