Tag Archives: Philip Mattison

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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Flying On Floats or Wheels…. Checklists Could Save Your Life!

by Philip Mattison I am a 5,000-plus hour pilot, with commercial, single and multi-engine, instrument, seaplane, skiplane, and instructor ratings. I have logged 1,200-plus hours in my Super Cub on floats, flying north of the Arctic Circle three times, have been … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar & Fly-In

BRAINERD, MINN. – Seaplane pilots from throughout Minnesota and neighboring states attended the 2012 Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar & Fly-In, May 4-6 at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota. Many seaplane owners parked their planes right outside their cabins during … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Seaplane Adventure To The Sub Arctic

by Philip Mattison My wife, Kathleen (Kath), and I were looking for a floatplane trip last mid summer, so we called Brian Schanche of Adventure Seaplanes at Surfside Seaplane Base in Minneapolis. Brian invited us to fly a two-ship trip … Continue reading

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Flying In The Canadian Arctic… Leave The Junk & Bring Home The Memories!

by Philip Mattison If you are looking for a great flying adventure, head for Canada on wheels or floats! I fly a yellow and black 1999 Cub Crafters Super Cub; my friend, Wolfgang Greiner, flys a red and white 1998 … Continue reading

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