In Texas, water-flying can be done year 'round.
This is a 2001 SeaRey produced by Progressive Aerodyne, begun by an amateur builder in Florida and completed at the Orlando factory. See their new website and latest LSA version of this fun amphibian at searey.com.
The video is comprised of bits from a half-dozen clips, including owners' association step-taxi demos.
Music is provided by Loverboy, an 80's favorite.
It's the author's first attempt at making movies on a Mac after his wife grew tired of hearing his complaints about owning PCs.
An important safety note: in seaplanes, people die during gear-mismanagement mishaps. Here in Texas, a pilot from a different fleet recently just killed a passenger when he landed on the water with gear extended.
Seaplane pilots must convert cleanup into a muscle-memory item: rotate and clean up together, one after the other. The prospect of suffering engine failure and coming back down on the runway sans wheels is remote, and relatively harmless, anyway.
The WUFF! is the brainchild of SeaRey authority Dennis Scearce: Wheels Up For Flying!
No matter what you fly, S A F E T Y F I R S T !
About the pilot: ATP with about 20,000 hrs; SES rated in 2004, 60 hours in an Aventura UL and then about 350 in this aircraft. Over 2,000 lake and river landings.
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