Monthly Archives: January 2013

Seaplane Adventure – Part #6 – Monday Morning’s Slow Start

As requested – I arrived at the camp on Monday at 8:30 sharp to begin the clean-up for my checkride. I’d planned to fly until I got tired that day, and get some advanced work in there if I could. … Continue reading

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Seaplane Adventure – Part #5 – Sunday Flight training begins

Tristan starts teaching me how to take care of the airplane right away. We removed the tie-downs; discussed what the wind was doing; and then started out from shore. We flew from pond to pond working on my landings. I … Continue reading

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Seaplane Adventure – Part #4 – Sunday Ground training begins

The fog was hanging in there, so we walked across the street Vinnies for breakfast. I had some coffee while Brian walked Charlie(a 206 owner/pilot getting training) and I through oral preparations for our checkrides. Tristan, my instructor for the … Continue reading

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Seaplane Adventure – Part #3 – Fog rolls in

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I woke up around 5:30 or so, ready to go. Laying in bed, I caught the weather, and saw improvements from the day before. Less rain. I’m pumped. I didn’t look out the window. After breakfast at the Hampton, I … Continue reading

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Seaplane Adventure – Part #2 – Arriving Lake Wales

seaplane adventure – segment 2 Direct clock time from take off to touch down – 5 hours. Hobbs time based on 1.1 * tach time – 5.6 hours Actual Hobbs time delta: 5.3 I think the times are reasonable; given … Continue reading

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Seaplane Adventure – Part #1 – The flight south

The flight down yesterday was wonderful. I planned it non-stop, since I talk about the ability to do that so much, and have the equipment to pull it off. It also made sense to try and get a seaplane flight … Continue reading

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