As a young pilot , when Addison Pemberton ferried a Navy N3N and subsequently instructed in them, he found the old bird could outclimb a Cessna 185 (although much slower), was docile on the runway and stable in the air, and he appreciated that the four ailerons and the big rudder made crosswind landings easier than in the Stearman. Someday, he’d have to own an N3N for himself.
To most newcomers in Canada, bush country north of the languid Ottawa River resembles an alien world, yet some soon discover the pristine landscapes and lakes are prime seaplane country. Select’s “enthusiast” and commercial seaplane training programs help them achieve that vision.
The seaplane flying season ends in a flurry of activity each September, and this year was no exception.
Successful splash-ins were held at Clear Lake, California; Hammondsport, New York; Angola, Indiana; and the granddaddy of them all, Greenville, Maine. Weather and crowds cooperated at each one.
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.