Cessna 195 @8SB captured by Z 8 / Z70-200f2.8

It’s summer and that means time to play in the water bringing out the float planes from their winter hangaring. There are two types of floatplanes, amphibian (can land on both land and water) and amphibious (landing on water only) aircraft ranging in various sizes, types and vintages. There are many gatherings of float planes often at seaplane bases around the states. Often they are in locales where that you can only access by plane. While you can drive to Tanglefoot, being near the Canadian border in northern Idaho, it’s a long drive. Tanglefoot is the sight of a long running splashin I’ve been invited too for long time by its organizer Stuart that I have wanted to participate in and finally this year, my good friend Jay made it happen!

a small gallery of the aircraft @8SB captured by Z 8 / Z70-200f2.8

You might recognize my ride, the G-21 Goose as I spend a lot of time flying in and photographing it. We launched from KSFF and within an hour were landing on Priest Lake, ID. Then I spent the rest of the day under its wing in a very comfortable chair simply watching the comings and goings of all the aircraft. A small sampling is in the gallery above. After all that stress (kidding of course), we were feed a fantastic meal on the shore amongst great friends and aircraft. It truly lived up to its reputation for an amazing event with brilliant hosts. I can’t wait until next summer to do it again as now I can say, I finally made it to Tanglefoot!

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