Float planes

Amphibious Twin Otter Aircraft
Jun 26, 2016

An amphibious aircraft is one that can take-off and land on both water and land. Viking’s Twin Otter aircraft have the option of being outfitted with amphibious floats that allow it to land on both land and water without having to switch out landing gear between flights.

Viking Floatplane ground landing gear
Apr 2, 2016

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Floatplanes are a type of seaplane, and have floats (or pontoons) mounted underneath their fuselage to act as landing gear.

Amphibious Twin Otter Series 400 landing on water
Dec 17, 2015

Floatplanes are used in numerous scenarios to take-off and land on bodies of water. This provides access to remote areas all around the world, where there are no runways available.

Amphibious Twin Otter on tarmac
Dec 9, 2015

The terms “floatplane” and “seaplane” are used interchangeably in some countries, but technically have different meanings.