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Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook

  • Cover, Preface, Table of Contents, Glossary, and Index (PDF)
  • Chapters 1-3 (PDF)
    Contains Rules, Regulations, & Aids for Navigation; Principles of Seaplanes, and Water Characteristics and Seaplane Base Operations
  • Chapters 4-6 (PDF)
    Contains Seaplane Operations – Preflight and Takeoffs; Performance; and Seaplane Operations – Landings
  • Chapters 7-9 (PDF)
    Contains Skiplane Operations; Emergency Open Sea Operations; and Float & Ski Equipped Helicopters

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