Erik Brouwer of The Netherlands sent in these photos, taken at Florida’s own Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base, which, he notes, “is a popular hot spot for pilots all over the world to spend some time during the winter season. The J-3 Cub is great for alligator spotting!” [Read more…]
“I’ve always wanted to do that.”
That’s the response you are likely to get if you tell someone that you have a seaplane rating. Float flying is on the bucket list of many an aviator, and it starts with finding the right place to do the training. [Read more…]
By J. DOUGLAS HINTON
Though all of us have heard stories about individuals overcoming physical impairments on the road to success, perhaps this tale is unique. Ben Schipps, from Venice, Florida, was born with only a third of a left arm and two hands that are catastrophically deformed. But he had a dream to become a pilot like the rest of his family.