Video: seaplane flying tips from Alaska

Seaplane flying is just about the most fun you can have in an airplane, but they are also incredibly useful tools – especially in Alaska. In this exclusive video, bush pilot Patrick Carter takes you along for some seaplane flying in remote lakes around Kodiak Island. You’ll see some of the stunning Alaska scenery, and also learn some real world tips for seaplane flying.

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John knows how lucky he is to go to work every day at an airport. As Vice President of Sporty’s Pilot Shop’s Catalog Division, he says, “I get to hang around airplanes all the time, flying regularly and testing new products for the catalog.” Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. Despite his love of low and slow flight, John says, “I love the challenge of IFR flying in the system. Seeing the runway lights as you break out on approach is a thrill.”