Searey amphibian owners are known as a close-knit group, having gathered for a fly-in lunch on the Sunday before SUN ‘n FUN for over 15 years. This year the Searey factory in Tavares, Florida, took over responsibility for the annual gathering, which attracted around 30 of the flying boats and more than 100 people, including our own Tom Snow. Here are some of his photos from the event: [Read more…]
While some beautiful looking LSA seaplanes have captured lots of attention — I am thinking of Icon’s vigorously promoted A5, the unusually capable MVP, the highly innovative Wave, and Finland’s ATOL … all of which have some fascinating features — all but one share one feature: You can’t get one yet. [Read more…]
Bay Bridge Airport, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore across the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, is a special place to fly. It’s even more attractive now with two flight schools specializing in light-sport aircraft (LSA). One recently posted an opportunity that can arise from time to time. When you see one like this, grab it if you can. [Read more…]
“We sell fun,” says Helen Woods, manager of Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville, Md., a flight school specializing in Light-Sport Aircraft and recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the 50 best flight schools in the nation.
The school operates a fleet of European-made LSAs, but being located next to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, with hundreds of potential water landing spots to explore, Woods has shifted her focus to the Searey “flying boat” amphibian made by Progressive Aerodyne in Tavares, Fla.
I’m retired, so officially every day is a day off. But I do a lot of writing and lately, I’ve been looking for a little more fun in my new home state of Florida. Last week, I kicked around some boat clubs and breezed through the sailboat ads. Then, my EAA chapter emailed that Searey was bringing its seaplanes to the Spruce Creek Fly-In community.
I loved the pilots-eye video of flying this most successful LSA seaplane. I wanted to know more. So I went to the company, based in “America’s Seaplane City” of Tavares, Florida.
TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne, manufacturer of Searey Light Sport amphibious airplanes, has developed a new Frise aileron for all new factory-built Searey Elite and Searey Sport model airplanes.
The new aileron, developed by Progressive Aerodyne engineers, is a milestone improvement in Searey flight control, according to company officials.
Progressive Aerodyne has opened its newly established sales office in Shanghai, China, to support the sale of Searey light-sport amphibious airplanes.
Progressive Aerodyne has updated its online store at Searey.com. Click on the ‘Store’ tab from the home page to order Searey parts, apparel, and accessories.
Chesapeake Sport Pilot is now accepting deposits for the new factory-built SeaRey SLSA. Delivery of factory built SeaReys is expected to begin in 2012.