Training Design, Evaluation
Flying Outside the System
When you land on a lake or river there are no runway markings, yellow lines or recorded information. Land plane pilots usually decide which runway to use, then once on the ground, decide where to park. The next day they choose a takeoff runway. In a seaplane you first evaluate your parking spot, your takeoff path, then your landing area. Then you make sure there are no wires, hidden stumps or floating things (boats, logs, swimmers, etc.). Several passes may be required before landing.