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Building and Flying the Sea Rey

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#1 Posted: 9/1/2009 18:07:23

I am in the process of purchasing a Sea Rey LSX kit with the plan to build this winter.  Any guidance or recommendations that will make this a better airplane is appreciated.  Additionally, any info on flying this amphib or tips on safe operation is also appreciated.

Bill Canino
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#2 Posted: 9/3/2009 18:03:01


There is an active and extremely helpful web group on line. You will find the SeaRey guys (and ladies) to be the folks you enjoy. We are in central Arkansas;if you are near come by for a tour. Or just call me. 501.228.7777 fi i can help. www.waterbirds.com

Bill Canino

Bobbie Hegy
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#3 Posted: 9/3/2009 18:34:18

This airplane is most fun to fly when kept as light as possible. Refrain from unnecessary items that add extra weight. Most people who kept the plane as simple as possible seem to have the most joy flying it. The KISS concept seems to be the best approach to this airplane.



John McLeroy
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#4 Posted: 9/4/2009 08:48:13

Hey Marshall,

My name is John McLeroy.  I am a specialist instructor and preferred training provider for Searey aircraft.  My company, CaptainSpeak, LLC provides training to purchasers of Searey aircraft whether used or new kit built.  I have also worked with Progressive Aerodyne during the flight testing phase of the LSX and am familiar with each iteration of Searey from the early "A" kits to the latest versions and most in between.

You will find the Searey family to be one of the tightest knit, best group of flying people anywhere.  I'm constantly meeting new students with all kinds of backgrounds, Airline Captains to newly minted Sport Pilots and providing their checkouts and initial training with the same enthusiasm they bring to the table.  It is hands down one FUN airplane.  We'll all be a part of your build, from Kerry right on down the line at PA, then all the people you'll meet and talk with about your build, to the training and fledge trips you'll take.

It's an epic journey.  Big words, I know.  But its a promise...

321-287-3650 anytime and we'll work with you to be safe and skilled for your adventure!