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January/February 2023
Water Flying

Cover Story: Westward Ho!

In 2018, Skyhawk N5257H ventured east from Seattle to  Maine on straight floats. In 2022 the plan was to return to the west coast, this time on amphibs. Like the west-to-east cross-country, the return journey required lots of planning, especially since the author intended to land only on water.

Advocacy Win Analysis

Advocacy is at the heart of SPA’s mission, and that advocacy won big at a recent public hearing to consider a petition to ban seaplane operations on Nineteen-Mile Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. Thorough preparation based on data
and facts prevailed over hyperbole and unsubstantiated
claims. It’s a blueprint for future battles.

Flying the Yellow Bird

The author was flying for an Ontario, Canada, government agency on a contract basis when he was assigned to a Turbine Beaver. After a season of flying a variety of missions and damaging the horizontal stabilizer in a rough-water landing, he was hired.

Seaplane pilots and non-pilots that are fans of seaplanes, if you are not getting Water Flying magazine you are missing out on the only full color magazine dedicated to covering the entire seaplane community from Alaska to Florida from Australia to Lake Como, Italy and all points in between.

While most of the readers of Water Flying are seaplane rated pilots, an ever increasing number of non-pilot fans of seaplanes are receiving the magazine by joining the Seaplane Pilots Association.

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