12 Beautiful Amphibian Aircraft and Float Planes
1. PBY Catalina
PBY Catalina is American flying boat used a lot in World War II. See here for more info.
2. Republic SeaBee
This all-metal float airplane was produced in 1946 - 1947. Still looking great. There is some good info on this site.
3. Dornier Do-24
Dornier is an old float from 1926. The one on the picture however is a model redesigned in 2005. This site here has good info about this interesting amphibian airplane.
4. Short Solent
What about a passenger flying boat? Here's one! It was used in the late 1940s up to the end of 1950s. Here is a fan page.
5. Beaver DHC-2
6. Piper Cub on Floats
This is the Piper J-3 Cub but on floats. One of the most popular light aircraft of all time!
7. Naval Aircraft Factory N3N
This two-seat training biplane was first built in 1935 by Naval Aircraft Factory. The aircraft is retired in 1961. This picture was taken on Airvenbture 2005. This site has more info about the plane.
8. Cessna 180H
I did a search to identify the exact model of this Cessna aircraft as the photographer has not included it. This is the six-seat version of Cessna 180 with floats. More info about Cessna 180 at Wikipedia.
9. Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Yet another Cessna! Four-seat single engine on floats. The base model is still in production (I saw used one on a classifieds site for $88,000). For more info on the current model it's best to check at Cessna site.
10. de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Another STOL float plane by de Haviiland Canada. Only 466 planes have been built but many are still in use. More info here.
11. Quest Kodiak 100
This funny looking aircraft is actually a very good one, still in production. It's unpressurized single-engine high-wing airplane built by Quest Aircraft. For more info about Kodiak check the official site.
12. Stinson 108 Voyager
Produced by Stinson Aircraft Company, this plane is no longer in production. Information about all modifications is available at Wikipedia.
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