Archives: Midwest Seaplane Pilot

After 31 Years, Wreckage of Missing Float Plane Found

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue For the second time in September 2018, the wreckage of a long-lost float plane has been found in British Columbia without it being the object of a current search. In June … Continue reading

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16th Annual Indiana Seaplane Splash-In A Success!

by Randy Strebig Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue The 16th Annual Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-In at Pokagon State Park in Angola, Indiana, was held September 22-23, 2018. Once again, the event had a 100% safety … Continue reading

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Floatplane Pilot Tells of His Alaskan Adventure At Private Potluck Fly-In

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue VERONA, WIS. – Each year, retired Dane County Deputy, Tom Kretchman of Verona, Wisconsin, opens up his private airport – Sugar Ridge Airport (WS62) – to the community for a potluck dinner. … Continue reading

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U.S. Airways Pilot Makes Successful Landing At Madden’s

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 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, May 18-20, 2018 at Madden’s Resort on Gull … Continue reading

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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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