Flying through the wilderness, landing on a quiet lake or river, and fishing the day away (or going for a dip) might sound like a daydream you've had many a time but never pursued.
AOPA's updated Seaplane Flying subject report provides you with the information necessary to make that fantasy a reality. It not only gives you tips on how to obtain your seaplane rating, but also on how to put that rating to use.
And AOPA is giving you the opportunity to get that rating - or just soak up the fun - on June 22 during IAOPA's World Assembly in Toronto. Enjoy a scenic flight over remote lakes and rivers in a fully restored classic de Havilland Beaver, or take some training from experienced bush pilots in a Piper Super Cub, Cessna 172, or Cessna 180 on straight floats.Need more ideas?
The subject report also contains articles from AOPA Pilot and AOPA Flight Training on floatplane flying in California, Alaska, and other locations.
How about Escapade, a camp with an airport and seaplane base, on the Gouin Reservoir in Quebec?
"It's hard to call Escapade a 'camp,'" writes Tim Wright in " Fishing in Canada's Remote Wilderness" in the April 2006 AOPA Pilot, "with a generator powering the lovely chalets facing beached floatplanes, hot showers, a bar, and some of the finest eating you can have anywhere."
April 21, 2006