Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Dear Customers, supporters, friends and well wishers, we have been updating information about our U.S. expansion on our twitter handles @seaplanetalk and @jeteezyAvn and our facebook page since earlier this year.

We are revamping our websites and bringing in the blog as an extension of our social media expansion effort. Our Blog about establishing a U.S.A. affiliate for Jeteezy Pte Ltd, Singapore was first published in January 2015 titled "Jeteezy USA" and link can be found here.

Our office frontage-fully restored award winning 1926 Building

The office space has been taken on a 5-year lease and has a total office space area of 1,750 Square Feet. It is located in the Historic downtown area of Sanford, Florida, just North of Orlando. Office address is at 210, S Sanford Avenue, Sanford, Florida, U.S.A. We may be contacted at our regular telephone numbers +1 (407) 915-6322 at the Sanford location.

Our office lobby area decked out for Christmas-expecting furniture shortly

The Administrative office in downtown Sanford is being designed to add cubicles and high end furniture for employees and guests. Photos will be posted as the work progresses, the designs have been finalized. This facility will house the non technical teams such as Administration, Accounts, Sales and Marketing.

Some of the office pics as of now:

President/CEO office street side upstairs

Pantry/employee break room  
 Main office area where cubicles will replace tabletops seen here

Lobby area

Jeteezy Inc plans to assemble Amphibious Aircraft/seaplanes at our two hangars taken on lease from Sanford Airport Authority and located at the Orlando International Airport Sanford (SFB). The lease is for 30 years and we have a total of 42,000 Square feet of hangar space for our activities. The hangars are being refurbished, with new fire suppressions systems, some insulation improvements and other related works to bring it online.

The recruitment process for all positions (25 positions open for 2016 and 25 added in 2017) is being done at this time, interviews for various Administration, Sales, Production/Technical teams are being set up as of now. There is a staff of 3 part time, helping at the downtown offices and we are regularizing some of the positions to be filled at the earliest, in the first week of the coming New Year leading to full employee strength at the time of project roll out in March 2016.

 Some more hangar pics of one of the 2 hangars in our possession, captions below each pic:

Hangar 1/Building 543 Sanford Airport entrance lobby offices

Hangar floor top and bottom pics-ideal for set up of the assembly equipment

Blue doors represent Hangar offices and spare parts/shipping/receiving rooms

Hangar office conference room

Hangar kitchen/pantry/Break room area and restrooms behind

We are also pleased to mention that our Singapore Company Jeteezy Pte Ltd is in readiness for taking on the new tasks of Aircraft sales expansion particularly in the area of Amphibious Seaplanes. We are particularly proud of our achievement in our endeavor to go global, branch out successfully and the U.S. is a natural choice for aviation expansions. We are pleased to invest in the U.S. entity as our close affiliate and take that organization to the next level.

We have, this month, brought in fresh investment and re-capitalized the Jeteezy Pte Ltd, increasing the paid-up share capital to $400,000 modestly. The team existing in Singapore will see growth and addition to staff to cater to the increased responsibilities and increased job scopes. We continue to service existing fleets as well going forward.

Our Sanford office Christmas Tree

We want to take this opportunity to wish all our folks out there Best Wishes for the Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to all. Please look for constant updates on our facebook page and quick microblog posts on our twitter handles for instant updates as they happen.

Monday, August 10, 2015


(Kodiak floatplane-amphibian)

The World's biggest Air Show is held every year at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.A. by the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and is called the EAA Airventure. This year, 2015, seemed to be bigger and better than all the previous years in terms of participation and attendance. Our interest is with all General Aviation (GA) Aircraft, from vintage to classic to latest new generation models-and everything else in-between! 

As in the past, we have posted a number of photos taken by us that are exclusive although we may suggest that they are not exhaustive. We have more to post for a later date perhaps. Again, as always, please click on each of the photo to be able to see them at regular/normal size for better enjoyment.

Our followers, readers, supporters, customers and friends have all known of our extra special interest in Seaplanes, therefore this Blog will be more about Seaplanes. This Blog will also contain some of the other GA information and photos from the EAA Airventure main event, towards the end of this blog. We will comment on our outlook for this event and generally our outlook for the Seaplanes in general.

This Blog is split into 2 parts. The main event part will focus on the Seaplanes and Amphibians that were displayed at the main EAA Airventure seaplane campsite and other display areas. The second part follows with a report from the Seaplane base. 

At the EAA Main event:
Obvious LSA Amphibs
The LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) category was predominant as in recent years this is the only growth in new Aircraft manufacturing and the bulk of the new comers to the LSA markets have designed and built amphibious Seaplanes. And there are many.  Like this Aircam on floats pictured below, with an open cockpit, more microlight than conventional and looking like a lot of fun.


 Or this interesting floatplane LSA from Glasair (below)


Only one company has managed to grab a lot of eyeballs in recent times and they did so successfully at this show as well. And that was the Icon A5. Again, this is purely an LSA, all composite, with a pusher prop (The Lake line of amphibs set the pusher prop trend decades ago as a successful design for water operations). 

One can't deny the sexy lines of the Icon A5 flying boat and the way they have positioned it as the next generation cool machine that can supposedly do fun stuff on water. The Aircraft may not be as great as the marketing team suggests but full marks to their success at putting it out there better than anyone else. Marketing lessons learned by their competitors!

Another manufacturer managed to get a good deal of coverage and that was the Super Petrel (above). At times it felt that their only competitor was the Icon A5 and  the Petrel guys did everything to position their LSA flying boat as a cheaper and better alternative to the Icon. Neither of them come cheap really but they come out looking affordable without them having to emphasize on the reasons as to why an LSA is cheaper than a normal category airplane. Sex appeal does sell well, though.

Super Petrel with it's biplane wings
From the convention Seaplane World, there were just a few in the normal and commercial category. These were the modified/converted Amphibians such as the Kodiak shown in the first picture in this blog and a modified Cessna Caravan amphibians featured by Wipaire, one of the most famous manufacturers of floats for straight Airplanes (Shown below):


A few other floatplanes we saw were those featured by Colleges and Universities, notably the one featured below with their Piper Cub and our twitter friend Josh from that University. 
 Other oddball amphibians were there such as the rather rare Piaggio Gull wing (below):

The assorted Lake amphibians, Dehavilland Beavers (below), Grumman Goose, Widgeon, Albatross etc.. all vintage and classics were present although not in large numbers. They were just there in same numbers at most air shows.

The Seabees were there at the main event (pic below) and at the Seaplane base as well, in good number.

At Seaplane base:

Lake Winnebago is the venue for the seaplane base. It is a short drive and we suggest people to take the shuttle service from the main event (at the bus bay or from the seaplane campsite) to the Seaplane base. The cost was US$3 for a round trip that is quick and easy. 
The seaplane base is a popular hangout for all seaplane pilots and fans of things that fly and can boat. There were a few more Lake amphibians at the seaplane base than at the main event static/campsite but mostly the older Buccaneers, LA4200EP (pic below) types were on the water when we were there multiple times.

There was a good show of strength from the Republic Seabees guys, on the water and flying. Some can be seen moored above. Some pics here below show an assortment of seaplanes/floatplanes and this Cessna 172 flew friends of ours around the patch:

Here are some random pictures from the Seaplane base at Oshkosh 2015, posted below.

This Seaplane base area has been fondly dubbed as the EAA's "Margaritaville" for it's quiet, secluded and peaceful environs. 

On one hand the atmosphere is very relaxed and one can spend some nice time here taking a break from the main event and on the other hand there isn't much else to do. We saw no contest and flying such as what is common in major splash-ins. 


The only excitement came from the few demonstration flights/water landings from the 2 notable LSA's mentioned before (Icon and Super Petrel) and those demos drew crowds. See below (Icon A5).

 Super Petrel demo below

So, the main take away from the show as far as Seaplanes are concerned is that the LSA's are the only new offerings and while the demos wowed the crowd, may knew that somebody with a recreational pilot license wouldn't be able to do all those maneuvers and perhaps would get themselves into a whole lot of trouble flying these LSA's in less than ideal conditions. 

We dare say that the LSA demos took place under ideal conditions, at times that were literally allocated for the same and with no wakes, no swell, not even a light chop. And the wind conditions was perfect. Luckily the demo pilots managed a decent job most of the time. 

Having said all of the above, there was a lot of interest from people who wanted to be able to fly unrestricted, in normal (not perfect) conditions, day and night with more capacity than an LSA which can only seat 2 including pilot. And many of those people we spoke to would have welcomed a normal category new production Seaplane such as the Lake line of amphibious Aircraft in the past. There's a vast gap to be filled between a restrictive LSA of 2 seats and a large new amphibian of 9-18 seats. 

Here are some other photos from the main event (below) with a few descriptions attached. We enjoyed the show and found it to be a fruitful venue for networking and studying the various new concepts that are ever changing and hopefully making it better for GA. 

All the big names such as Mooney, Piper and of course Textron (Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker) were all present. Along with Husky, Epic, Maule and so on. Name it, they were there.

There were a few of these beautiful rebuilt Wacos and other types that were like eye candies for aviators.

  The Indian Aviation company Mahindra Aerospace was present with their GA8 Airvan (pic below).

 Capt. Anup (left) with Mahindra rep.wishing them well.

 There were many beautiful Cessna C195 classics and the entire line was labelled as Route 195!

The usual twin turboprop Beech's and others at the Airshow main event.


The Good year blimp made an appearance on all days, startinng off the flying displays each afternoon.
Aerobatic teams comprising of AT6 Texans, T28s and jet trainers, other military WW2 onwards to Korean war, Vietnam war era warbirds all made an appearance in thrilling flying displays.

 The screaming Sasquatch is a vintage Waco assisted by a Jet engine and does some spectacular flying display, pictured below here doing a high speed low pass:
 Paratroopers landed in front of audience and mingled with spectators and posed for pics.

An end to a very successful Air Show. Can't wait for Sun N Fun in Lakeland, Florida next spring and EAA Oshkosh next summer in Wisconsin.

If there are any comments or questions, please post them for review and acceptance.