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ASES floatplane in or near Michigan?

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  1. modernicarus

    modernicarus Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if there is anyone out there with access to a floatplane. I'm interested in building floatplane time.
    Thanks
     
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    Check out the Cadillac airport as well.
     
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    modernicarus Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I've already scheduled training dates with Tom.
    Looking to build ASES time after that though.
     
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    modernicarus Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...nobody?
    Looks like I'm just gonna have to bite the low-time floatplane pilot insurance bullet, and buy one.
     
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    ahw01 Well-Known Member

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    Seaplane pilots association, who's the MI rep?
     
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    modernicarus Well-Known Member

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    As opposed to the extremely rare SES wheelplane?
     
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    What about skiplane they sound awesome
     
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  10. modernicarus

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    Probably going to try to find something in the ballpark of $30k or less, if possible. Floats, wheels, and skis.
    Maybe a Taylorcraft F19, PA-12 super cruiser, or something along those lines.
    I'm eventually going to build a Bearhawk, but that's going to take several years and lots of $.
    Right now I'm looking to build SES time as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
     
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  11. BigZ

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    I'd start start with a O-320 pacer and go from there
    Fun plane as is, add big tires, throw some extended wingtips on
    I hear it's fun on skis and alright on floats (can't comment though - never flew skis and all my amphib time is in Lakes)
    But being an A&P you can have huge amounts of fun with a Pacer.
    Almost bought one off of a guy who rebuilt 3 or 4 and took the last one to Alaska to put a whole bunch of field approvals on it.
     
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    Adler How much cheese is too much cheese?

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    He is the man. Also has just about every license and rating you can have, and can hop in your plane and teach you new flying tricks even though he's never flown that make before.
     
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    modernicarus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll have to get in contact with him.
    If that's the case, then maybe he can help me out with a tailwheel endorsement too. The instructor I had lined up for it bailed to take a 135 Citation job. Just found out yesterday.
     
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    modernicarus Well-Known Member

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    :p
     
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  16. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    BTW I wouldn't knock Lake out completely either
    Doesn't go anywhere in a great hurry, but neither would a seaplane of this class
    Same 200hp engine as Arrow, won't do the docks, but in a way better for wilderness. If you remove the rear seats and open the door to the baggage compartment, two sleeping bags fit great.
    For where you are, find one with a working heater - engine is on your back, so no warm air from there.
    180 hp is ok too if you keep the loads up.
    Any questions about Lakes - pm me
     
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    Do they do a twin lake, like a 337 pusher-puller
     
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    Floats, wheels, skis and under 30k.
    http://alaskaslist.com/-3/posts/10_Transportation/59_Aircraft/474732_1946_Taylorcraft_BC12_D.html
     
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  19. BigZ

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    No, but there are Twin Bees
     
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    That was supposed to read "keep the loads light" btw
     
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