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    Anything and everything to do with seaplanes!

    Cessna 208 Caravan I Amphibian N208LB at Muncho Lake (Mile 462 Water Aerodrome), Canada, on 16th August 2012 (Photo: Simon Blakesley)

    Our special thanks to Simon Blakesley for his permission to use this breathtakingly beautiful photo with which to launch this thread!

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    Who Needs Water!


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      Chalk's Airways Grumman G-73T Turbo Mallard N130FB as seen at Miami's Watson Island seaplane base in June 2000


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        Beriev Be-200 21512 as seen at Geledzhik seaplane base in Russia on 6th September 2012 (Photo: Vasiliy Koba)

        Russia's Beriev Be-200 Altair seajet seen climbing out of the Black Sea at Geledzhik.

        Some Altair info:

        Since 2012 the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has stationed a Be-200 in Serbia each summer at Niš Constantine the Great Airport to assist in firefighting operations.

        In January 2015 a Be-200 was dispatched by Russia to assist in search and recovery operations following the loss of Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea.

        On 20th October 2015 two Be-200's were used by the Indonesian government to fight forest fires in Sumatra.

        In August 2016 two Be-200 aircraft were sent to Portugal after being asked for help in extinguishing forest fires. Four days later it was reported that thanks to the work of these aircraft the fires were extinguished directly saving the settlements of Castro Laboreiro with a population of 1,000 and Viaden de Baixo which is home to some 15 farms. The Be-200's were also able to preserve the Peneda-Gerês National Park from the fire.

        At the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow in China, the Chinese government purchased 4 Be-200's.

        India is currently considering the purchase of 6 Be-200's for naval operations.

        The Beriev Be-200 Altair in action


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          Cessna 195 NC7422X as seen at the Oshkosh Seaplane Base in 2012 (Photo: Eric)

          This beautifully restored 1949 Cessna seaplane is owned by Troy MacVey of Milan, Indiana.


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            Cool Canine Hindiana Flies the Aerocruiser

            Hindiana, the adorable chocolate labrador embraces duties as co-pilot of a Normand Dube Aerocruiser at Lac Sébastien, Québec, with cool canine aplobm!

            Of course we all know that Indiana was named after the dog!