So you wanna be a hero do you?
You wanna help people, be remembered and do something of value with your life? Well fellow seaplane lover just follow your love and should you energy ever flag follow in the wet flight paths of those who have slided off the sea before you. There's much inspiration to be found in reading the lives of seaplane heroes, for as Benjamin Disraeli advised "Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
Their seaplanes succeeded in soaring and sailing over sea and stream because they didn't stop, they swung those props and swum those seas and harvested those seashells of smiles. And if they could do it, why my son, I'm sure you can as well, after all you've the support of WeLoveSeaplanes :-)
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
— G. K. Chesteron, 'Orthodoxy,' 1908.
Legendary founder of Kenmore Air Harbor, my favorite company, who truly lived, flew and raised the worlds most successful seaplane company by unwaveringly sticking to his philosophy to "Do the right thing."
Fred Ladd was a real lad and his seaplane exploits made him a household name in New Zealand. Larger than life and an inspiration to all of us Downunda. A poet, even if he knew it, his seaplane cry lives on in "A shower of spray and we're away!"
World War Two Catalina pilot who landed in 12 foot swells to rescue 56 near dead sailors struggling in shark-filled seas.
Let the sounds of Jimmy take you away to that one particular harbour where liquid runways sparkle. Fly low over that beach bar and enjoy your spreading smile as your eyes meet hers. Its gonna be a good night.