It’s exciting to think that you’re only ever a phone call away from the beginning of an unbelievable adventure. In February 2022, the author had such a phone call: come to Adelaide, South Australia, to train three highly experienced pilots who had just bought a nice Republic RC-3 Seabee. And, oh by the way, they also own a variety of other very cool aircraft, so plan on flying around in some of those.
After traversing the country and visiting Iceland, the Turbine Goose heads south to the Bahamas, where the weather is always sunny and mild and there are no obstacles to worry about, right? After
the first landing in the country, the author says it occurred to him that “the pastel colors and tropical look of these islands are deceiving; this is some serious country.”
After losing her leg in a boating accident Christy Kinsey was determined to get back to flight status. Having been awarded the rank of captain in the Air Force, she would now have to requalify and convince the medical boards that she was fit for duty. Read about her story from nightmare to chasing a dream in this issue of Water Flying!
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