Aircraft Review

December 2014 Issue

Choosing a Floatplane: What’s a Good One?

A lot of airplanes have been put on floats - with varying results. Here are criteria for selecting a good one and our choices for the best.

This article started with an email from a reader asking whether a Cessna 150 would be a good floatplane. It morphed from conversations with experienced floatplane pilots about the 150 on floats—okay, but not great—into what makes a good floatplane, what to look for when buying one and what’s involved in putting floats on your airplane.

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