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Kenmore Air’s Base of Ops

With a friend visiting from the UK who was keen to experience some float plane flying, we booked ourselves on some flights with Kenmore Air.  Having spent a fair bit of time over the last couple of years photographing their … Continue reading

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Damp Days for Floatplanes Means Prop Vortices!

A couple of Kenmore Air planes departed from Kenmore while I was at Log Boom Park.  The conditions were pretty damp and humid (and were about to be joined by pretty heavy downpours of rain!).  This meant the departing planes … Continue reading

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A Pair of Otters Return to Kenmore

Getting an Otter at Kenmore is not a challenge.  The Kenmore Air fleet returns to their home base each evening so a steady stream of them can be relied on.  What I hadn’t seen before was two showing up almost … Continue reading

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Husky on Floats

Renton may be home to the 737 and to plenty of other aircraft but it also has a floatplane dock at the north end.  A Husky was dragged over to the ramp during my Sunday morning stroll and dropped into … Continue reading

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Coming In Across the Harbor

Often the floatplanes will come in to Victoria Harbour through the entrance to the harbor, touch down on the water and continue straight in to the base.  However, if the wind is in the opposite direction, they sometimes make their … Continue reading

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Space Needle Air Traffic

The top of the Space Needle is a good place to watch the floatplane traffic in to Lake Union.  They tend to fly really close by.  Shooting through the glass is not ideal but the passing Otters are too good … Continue reading

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Odd Beaver Fin

Parked up on the ramp at Renton was what appeared to me to be a de Havilland Canada Beaver on floats.  However, it looked different to every other Beaver I have seen.  This one seemed to have a fun that … Continue reading

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Kodiak Tiger With Floats

While waiting for a few vintage types to arrive at Paine Field for Skyfair the following day we got an interesting bonus.  A Kodiak showed up on approach.  Not only was it equipped with floats but it was also painted … Continue reading

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Floatplanes from the Space Needle

While the Space Needle is a great place to view the city of Seattle, it is also good for seeing floatplanes.  Lake Union is a base for many floatplane operations and the routes take the planes close to the Needle.  … Continue reading

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A Caravan on Floats (Despite My Previous Comments)

When I watched a Cessna Caravan on floats landing in Vancouver Harbour, I was rather critical of its water handling characteristics.  It wallowed horribly and didn’t look like it was supposed to be there at all.  However, the Caravan is … Continue reading

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