Rare opportunity for watery take-offs and landings
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By Paul Jansen
There are almost no seaplanes for General Aviation pilots to try and fly in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
So Air Adventures Asia is a breath of fresh air. It has a nice clubhouse and hangar on Lagoi Bay on Bintan Island, less than an hour away by ferry from Singapore.
More importantly, it operates a Drifter with floats. The Experimental category aircraft, powered by a Rotax 912 engine, carries two, seated one behind the other. With no side walls to block your view, slow speed, and capable of operating from anywhere there is a decent body of water, it is a good machine for aerial sightseeing.
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