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Old 18th Jan 2012, 01:42
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PL: see my previous comment ref boat ticket
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 07:25
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Certainly was the case for a previous operator in Tas.
I have no idea where you guys come up with this stuff. Wrong again, never needed a cox ticket for the previous operator, in fact he employed plenty without a basic boat license.

There is no CASA requirement for a boat license, there is no insurance requirement for a boat license and MAST (tassies boat mob) have never been known to police the issue. MAST do verbally state a boat license is necessary but would not be capable or interested in policing the matter.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 01:57
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http://www.mast.tas.gov.au/domino/mast/mastweb.nsf/v-lu-all/Publications~Incident+Investigations~Near+Miss+-+'Marana'+and+Seaplan+-+Apr+2002+/$FILE/Investigation%20-%20Marana%20&%20Seaplane%20VH-DRI%20-%2006-04-2002.pdf?OpenElement

Hidden away, but the above document discusses licences etc as far as MAST are concerned - IF there was an incident/accident, and the pilot didn't hold every required licence , then you know damn well what would happen ... respectfully saying the issue isn't policed is an ignorant comment.

"Certificate of Competency required to be held when in charge of a seaplane while it is operating on any Tasmanian waters. (This is in addition to the necessary flying qualifications which are required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority)

A MAST issued 'Limited Coxswain' Certificate. (This is required in order to ensure that the pilot has a basic understanding of seamanship and the Collision Regulations)"

Saying that the pilot has a pilots licence should be enough, is like saying he doesn't need a drivers licence either.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 02:40
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Suppose we need a bus licence too, to taxi after landing on regular runways. Onya Tasmania.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 07:14
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Suppose we need a bus licence too, to taxi after landing on regular runways. Onya Tasmania.
You notice of course that cars are kept off taxiways for that very reason (can't have only half the vehicles knowing the rules ). If you were taxiing on public roads, with public traffic and public road rules - then yes, a bus license would make sense.

It makes sense to me that while operating on the water, a pilot should know how to avoid collision with other water users, how to interpret channel markers and the like.

The Limited Coxswain certificate was a qualification only recognised in Tasmania, and it ceased to be issued on the 31 December 2002. The Limited Coxswain certificate has been replaced by the Coxswain (Restricted) certificate.
... having said that, requiring a certificate which has a six month sea service (at a minimum) requirement to achieve is pretty onerous.

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Old 19th Jan 2012, 10:02
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It makes sense to me that while operating on the water, a pilot should know how to avoid collision with other water users, how to interpret channel markers and the like.
Whilst I agree with the above, a standard recreational boat licence would suffice.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 10:25
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It makes sense to me that while operating on the water, a pilot should know how to avoid collision with other water users, how to interpret channel markers and the like.
Any seaplane endorsement should cover this. The problem is that it all takes more time than most candidates can afford. It is easier to simply request that a potential candidate for a seaplane endorsement hold a boat license and know this stuff before they start the seaplane endorsement.

As best I am aware, the current MAST requirement for seaplane operations in TAS is a power boat license. This license is relatively easy to get.
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 04:17
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Maybe the experts at MAST, think that it could be away of preventing another Lake Illawara incident with the Tasman Bridge?
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 00:49
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Some good news for a change......




Second seaplane ready for action in Tasmanian skies as TAA passenger numbers soar | Life and Lifestyle | Lifestyle and Living | | The Mercury


Way to go TAA
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 18:45
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Good ol' IMU. She had a whole lot of work done on her floats not long ago so should be a good work horse now.

Are they leasing it or did RJ get rid of her?
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 07:32
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Great to see TAA on the expand again, hope it works out.
Also nice to see Terry Mulholland get a mention

Seaplane plan takes off | The Examiner

Plans for a commuter seaplane to operate between Hobart and Launceston have been labelled a ``fantastic idea'' by Launceston's Mayor Albert Van Zetten and a city entrepreneur.
Tasmanian Air Adventures announced this week that it was looking to invest in a 12-seat float plane, aimed at providing a commuter service to regional areas in Tasmania.
It hopes to provide a service between Hobart's waterfront and Launceston's Seaport for $200 return, as well as other services to Strahan and World Heritage Areas in the South-West.
TAA director of operations Tim Robertson said the $1 million to $1.5 million project was still in its early stage, but could be operating by summer if there was enough support.
``If we get the numbers and get the appropriate amount of support, we could very well see a regular service [between Launceston and Hobart],'' Mr Robertson said.
He said a trip from Hobart to Launceston could take between 25 minutes and an hour, depending on routes.
``We're focusing on infrastructure we're building in Hobart at the moment,'' he said.
``But one of the great things about the seaplane is it doesn't need any infrastructure at the end.''
The only infrastructure it needs to land is a dock, which is already in place at Seaport's Home Point.
The dock was used regularly more than a decade ago when Terry Mulholland operated Tamar Seaplanes from 1997.
Launceston developer Errol Stewart, who is developing the $20 million silos hotel on North Bank, said the idea was fantastic.
``Whether it came into the silos or the Seaport, there'd be plenty of spots for it,'' he said.
``You're getting right into the heart of the city and the same with Hobart.
``If you go to a place like Vancouver in Canada, seaplanes come in and out like buses.
``You have to get people using it of course, but I think it's great.''
Alderman van Zetten welcomed the idea saying it would be great for business people to travel quickly between cities.
The project is an expansion on what TAA already does and is a way to open up remote areas of the state.
The company hopes to know more about costs and whether it can operate the service this summer, by September.
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 09:26
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Caravan EX on floats with the lease program that Cessna runs?

The extra 200hp would make it a completely different machine as an Amphib/Float
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 10:45
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good on them

any RPT operators on floats in AUS though?
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 11:01
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Stationair8 I'm a lake illawarra local and haven't heard of this incident, but I'm always on the lookout for things to make fun of. Care to elaborate?
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 11:06
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Let me google that for you
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 11:09
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Thanks Fanning, nice to see someone willing to help out. What did you come up with?
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 11:12
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50 50,

Tasman Bridge disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Check out the ships name...
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 11:21
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Thanks mate, I did google aforementioned incident. Who'd have thought the "Lake Illawarra Incident" had nothing to do with a lake named Illawarra?
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 12:11
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economics

for anyone in the know:

assuming it is a caravan, is $200/flight /person a reasonable price?
Surely flights would need to be near full every time for it to make a return?
avtur etc
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Old 22nd Jun 2014, 13:40
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lilflyboy262...2 Caravan EX on floats with the lease program that Cessna runs?

The extra 200hp would make it a completely different machine as an Amphib/Float
Not as much as you think. Climbs better but on the water it's hard to tell the difference.
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