Tag Archives: Surfside Seaplane Base

Asphalt? Grass? Water?

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue Yes, I’ll take water with my Cessna 172 on floats. Stirred, not shaken, please! In the beginning, we learned to fly on asphalt and sometime afterwards, we made that … Continue reading

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Local & Cross-Country Seaplane Flight Training By Adventure Seaplanes

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 LINO LAKES, MINN. – Adventure Seaplanes offers conventional seaplane training in one of several locations in Minnesota and Florida, cross-country training between Minnesota and Florida, and adventure trip packages to Canada. Adventure Seaplanes … Continue reading

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Why Get A Seaplane Rating?

by Randy Schoephoerster Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 There are four primary reasons why pilots get a Seaplane Rating: 1) Counts as a biennial flight review. 2) Opens up unique travel destinations not possible by any other mode … Continue reading

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AOPA President To Be Keynote Speaker At Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BRAINERD, MINN. – AOPA President & CEO Mark R. Baker will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday evening banquet at the Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar, May 19-21, 2017 at Madden’s Resort … Continue reading

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Fly. Fish. Fly To Canada!

by Woody Minar It was in March 2015 that Adventure Seaplanes owner, Brian Schanche of Surfside Seaplane Base, Lino Lakes, Minnesota (8Y4), asked me if I wanted to go fishing in Canada and fly some people in his Cessna 185, … Continue reading

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Strong Counts & Good Demos At AOPA’s Great Lakes Regional Fly-In

by Dave Weiman The official tally at the AOPA Fly-In, August 21-22, 2015 at Anoka County – Blaine Airport in Blaine, Minnesota (KANE), was 2,713 people, 161 aircraft and just shy of 1,000 cars, according to AOPA officials. The weekend … Continue reading

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The Lure of Float Flying

by Karen Workman It was one of those pivotal points in my life. I did not know it that day, or maybe I did, but I would not acknowledge it for many months. My husband and favorite co-pilot, Eric, flew … 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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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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