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Notes of a Seaplane Instructor: An Instructional Guide to Seaplane Flying, Second Edition




 
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What is it like to fly single-engine float planes? How do pilots develop and then hone their water-flying skills? What techniques apply to both landplanes and seaplanes, and which ones belong in only one realm? The answers to these questions comprise a unique approach to seaplane flying, in a book that reveals what floatplane mastery is really all about. Notes of a Seaplane Instructor offers insights to all pilots, from already-rated seaplane pilots to those looking to experience the benefits and pleasures of seaplane flying for the first time.

 In these pages, readers will learn:

  • How seaplane preflight inspections differ from those in landplanes
  • Normal, glassy and rough-water takeoff techniques
  • Flight characteristics of seaplanes
  • Seaplane landing skills, in a wide variety of water conditions
  • Water handling and sailing techniques
  • Advanced operations, including density altitude, weight-and-balance, and performance considerations particular to seaplanes, along with examples of restricted terrain operations
  • Details on operating amphibious floatplanes, with explanations of both the benefits and drawbacks.
  • Multiengine seaplane operations
  • Pumping the floats
  • Ropes and splicing

Author Burke Mees has many years experience with the demands and rewards of float-flying and seaplane instruction. From the diverse environments of flying seaplanes year-round in Alaska, to an extensive background of seaplane instruction, Burke Mees has developed his talent for teaching the transition from landplanes to seaplanes.

Soft cover, 7-1/4" x 9", illustrated, 204 pages.

2nd edition.


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