Turbo Otter Float Plane from Harbour Air taking off at Victoria Inner Harbour Airport.
Most people incorrectly refer to all planes as “float planes” or “sea planes” which are not technically correct terms and causes serious sea plane aficionados to cringe. It is an esoteric point, but a float plane is a land plane that has been fitted with floats, and a seaplane is a plane that is designed with a watertight hull for water operations. A Turbo Otter on floats is a “float plane” and a Grumman Goose is a “sea plane.” The definitions are further complicated by the FAA license being one for a “sea plane” regardless of the type of plane used to obtain the license.
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