Chapter 1: Flying floats 
A unique experience; The world of seaplanes 
Chapter 2: The historical floatplane 
The practical floatplane; The floatplane that launched a jetliner; Wooden floats; EDO's all-aluminum float; The floatplane that saved a nation; The ultimate floatplane; World War II and beyond 
Chapter 3: The modern floatplane 
Current floatplane models; Float installation; Attachment hardware; The floats; How floats work 
Chapter 4: Floatplane safety 
Rule One: Exercise proper judgement; Rule Two: Don't allow yourself to be rushed into making a decision ; Rule Three: Think through the consequences of each action; Rule Four: Plan ahead; Rule Five: When in doubt, don't; Rule Six: Know your own limitations 
Chapter 5: Floatplane instruction 
Learning to fly: Wheels or floats?; The insurance problem; Choosing a flight school; Docks vs. ramps; Floatplane trainers; Floatplane flight instructors defined 
Chapter 6: Launching the floatplane 
Out of the water; Into the water 
Chapter 7: The preflight inspection 
The cockpit; The propeller; The engine; The fuel system; The pitot-static system; The control surfaces; The float system; The attachment hardware; The water rudders; Turning the plane around; Special equipment 
Chapter 8: Starting out 
The 90-degree departure; Starting out from a ramp; When the wind blows 
Chapter 9: Taxiing the floatplane 
The displacement taxi; Steering; Keep the float tips up; Use the ailerons properly; The weathercocking tendency; The plowing turn; Taxiing downwind; Judging the wind speed; Boats and boat wakes; Right-of-way rules: Water operations 
Chapter 10: The takeoff 
Determine the wind direction; Choose your takeoff lane; The pretakeoff checklist; The takeoff; Porpoising; The use of flaps during takeoff; Rotation and liftoff; Downwind takeoffs; Noise abatement; Takeoff emergencies 
Chapter 11: Flying the floatplane 
Floatplanes climb slower; Floatplanes cruise slower; The directional instability problem 
Chapter 12: The landing 
Determine the wind direction; Water; Inspect your destination; Choose your landing site; The normal landing; Wind gusts and jumping fish; No two landings are the same 
Chapter 13: After the flight 
Ramping; Docking; Mooring to a buoy; Anchoring; High winds and mooring don't mix; Beaching; Dry storage 
Chapter 14: Advanced techniques 
The step-taxi; The step-turn; Glassy water; The one-float takeoff; Rough water; Swells 
Chapter 15: Floatplanes versus the wind 
Crosswind takeoffs and landings; Sailing 
Chapter 16: Advanced operations 
Rivers; Mountain lakes; Ice and snow 
Chapter 17: The amphibious floatplane 
The preflight inspection; Water operations; Land operations; Landing procedures 
Chapter 18: Turbines 
The planes; Mental preparation; Turbine basics; The Beta propeller; Engine management; Propeller management; Think safety; Emergency procedures; After the flight 
Chapter 19: Emergencies 
Landings; Night landings; Survival gear; Required emergency equipment; Hypothermia; Floatplane recovery 
Chapter 20: Floatplane maintenance 
The maintenance attitude; What is corrosion?; Where corrosion occurs; Fighting corrosion; Fighting corrosion with paint; Leaks; Amphibious floats; A basic maintenance checklist 
Chapter 21: The cross-country floatplane 
Destinations; Choosing a route; Know the regulations; Planning your flight; Fueling considerations; Cross-country camping equipment; File a flight plan; Check the weather; Clearing customs; Navigation; Flying floats in low weather; Float flying in cold weather; Carburetor ice; Operating in unfamiliar waters; Paddles and poles; In camp with a floatplane; Noise abatement
Chapter 21: The cross-country floatplane 
Organization; Suppliers and manufacturers; Bibliography

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