Archives: Midwest Seaplane Pilot

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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Take The Bet & Get Your Seaplane Rating

by Curt Drumm Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue It all started with a bet. My friend, Steve, bet me I couldn’t fly a taildragger. “Of course I can,” I said. The bet was on. I tracked down … Continue reading

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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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