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August 2014 Visual Approach

There are very few Sikorsky airplanes in the air these days, but there was a time when the Sikorsky was queen of the sky. Usually associated with helicopters, Igor Sikorsky’s first certified airplane was the Sikorsky S-38 Amphibion (Sikorsky preferred this spelling), developed primarily for Pan American Airways. Barry Schiff flew this rare bird for AOPA Pilot (“The Flying Boat,” September 2003).

  • Subject: Sikorsky S-38B
  • Where: Lake Meade, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Photographer: Mike Fizer
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