Tag Archives: Seaplane flying

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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State Aviation Conferences, Seaplane Flying & The Hoover Trophy!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer April/May 2017 issue The April/May issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine is traditionally dedicated to state aviation conferences being held throughout the Midwest in the spring, and seaplane flying. Usually by April 1, there’s … Continue reading

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Wipaire To Hold Grand Opening Celebration in Leesburg, Florida

South Saint Paul, Minn. –  December 5, 2014 – Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to extend a warm invitation to pilots and aircraft owners to attend the grand opening celebration at Wipaire’s service center in Leesburg, Florida. The event will take … Continue reading

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The Lakes That Launched Thousands of Seaplanes

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics It should come as no surprise to pilots that the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” played a pivotal role in the early days of seaplane flying. The diversity of Minnesota’s lakes and … 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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Across America In A Seaplane

by Woody Minar Every fall and spring, Brian Schanche of Adventure Seaplanes migrates from Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4) on Rice Lake near Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to Lake Pierce, near Lake Wales, Florida. It all begins months ahead of time. Phone … Continue reading

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Confronting Weather When Flying A Seaplane

by Michael Kaufman Many readers of Midwest Flyer Magazine may wonder why the guy that writes a column on “instrument flying” and “avionics technology” is writing about “seaplane flying?” I make my living flying and teaching in technologically advanced aircraft … Continue reading

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