floatplane floatplane

Definition(s):

  • (n) a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water

Usage(s):

  1. The Geraldton-based Abrolhos Island Tours operates half-day chartered floatplane trips to this tropical archipelago of 122 islands, costing about $85 per person.
  2. A week's sea-kayaking package costs about $1,650 and a variety of tour operators work out of Anchorage, accessing their destinations by floatplane.
  3. Until recently the Japanese had depended on floatplane Zeros.

News

  • Plane travel has long history at Lake Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Aviation on the South Shore is nearly 100 years old, with the first recording of planes landing in the 1920s on the water. It was a bi-wing floatplane near Camp Richardson. Swaths of land have served as air strips, plans [...]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

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