After ten years of development the Privateer seaplane flew for the first time. The maiden flight of the Privateer amphibian happened this month in Florida.
Fewer seaplanes at the EAA Oshkosh pilot meeting
The world’s largest aircraft pilot meeting today ended near Chicago. One video and few pictures about fewer seaplanes.
My video compilation: The world’s largest and smallest seaplanes
My new video compilation about the classic gigantic seaplane and the electric-powered future, Hughes H-4 Hercules and Kitty Hawk Flyer.
ICON A5 seaplane new milestones
On this week ICON Aircraft put 1000 hours of flight time on his first ICON A5 amphibian aircraft and bonded 100th composite fuselage of his aircraft at ICON seaplane factory Tijuana.
Gidroaviasalon 2018 in Gelendzhik
The world’s largest seaplane festival, Gidroaviasalon was held on the Black Sea coast in Russia last weekend.
Lucky seaplane accident in Manhattan on the East River
The Cessna 208 Caravan amphibian seaplane made an emergency landing in the East River on Friday evening last week. Lucky seaplane accident. An NYPD boat rescued 10 people from the seaplane, 9 passengers and the captain.
ICON A5 accident, lead engineer and coworker dead
In April ICON A5 had a hard landing, when the water came into the cockpit, but no one was injured. Unfortunately some days ago they were not lucky, the seaplane flew for 20 minutes before it crashed, the crew died.
My favorite: Air mechanic lady in a Man’s World
At the Kenmore Air Express Maintenance Hangar, you don’t have to look hard to notice one of the mechanics is not like the others. The 26 years old Jenn McBeth is working as a part-time mechanic and part-time admin.
Icon aircraft composite factory Mexico and flight center Tampa
In this spring Icon aircraft factory announced, they are able to supply the ordered A5 amphibious seaplanes one year later. The company’s update release you can see that they can keep the new deadline.
Grumman Goose seaplane in frozen water Alaska
Few years ago on a winter flight from Anchorage to Dutch Harbour a Grumman Goose seaplane had a double engine failured. The seaplane landed on an ice covered lake and a crew was assembled to free the amphibian seaplane from…