Tire Meets Road:
While it’s true seaplanes are at home in the wet stuff, they have to come onto dry land for maintenance. Landing is one thing, they can be trailered in or land on grass (which we’ll get to later) but how do they take off from land? With a trailer and truck! Cessna floatplane owner Dave Hewitt captured the amazing moment his floatplane took off from the back of trailer towed along by a Chevrolet Silverado booking it at over 70 MPH.
I’m sure lots of you have seen this video on Facebook and Twitter this morning but while incredible, it’s actually fairly commonplace and “easy” as anyone who lives in an area serviced by floatplanes will tell you.