In the world of aviation, they are exotics nowadays, aircraft that take off and land on water. Even among pilots, there is only a minuscule minority of enthusiasts who ever entered a seaplane or even flew one. And a vast majority of non-flight-oriented people don’t know seaplanes at all or, at best, by hearsay.
Flying has become a part of everyday life. Those, who dream of exclusivity or a trace of adventure and exoticism, they need to look beyond jumbo jets and business citations. Seaplanes offer an intriguing alternative to the boredom of frequent fliers. With seaplanes pilots and their passengers can venture into regions where standard aircraft can’t go because runways and infrastructure are non-existent. Water, on the other hand, covers more than 72 percent of the earth's surface. Marvelous islands in the Tropics, fishing lakes in the North or rivers in the jungle are ideal and exclusive destinations for seaplanes.
Obviously, airplanes that use water as a runway must be designed and built differently compared to their conventional siblings. "Seaplanes - Boats that Fly and Aircraft that Float" presents fascinating and unconventional aircraft designed for a challenging purpose, to land and depart the machine in a demanding environment. It is a photo book, which dips into the small and exclusive world of seaplane flying, a must read and view for aviation lovers.