Wednesday, January 23, 2013



Spec                                                                           250 HP NORMAL
Horsepower @ RPM @ Altitude                                250 @ 2575 @ Sea Level               
TBO hours                                                                  2000
Gross Take Off Weight                                                3140 lbs
Empty Weight                                                              1975 lbs
Useful Load                                                                 1165 lbs
Fuel Capacity                                                                88 gal useful
Seating Capacity                                                            6 persons
Cabin Doors                                                                  3
Baggage Capacity                                                          200 lbs
Service Ceiling                                                               14,700'
Cruise Speed                                                                132 kts @ 6,000' (75% power)
Max Range (No Reserve)                                             1050 Nm (55% power)
Fuel Consumption                                                         12.8 GPH Max; Cruise 10GPH
Stall Speed (Flaps & Gear Up)                                      55 kts
Stall Speed (Flaps & Gear Down)                                    49 kts
Takeoff Roll - Land                                                          880' @ 3140 lbs
                600' @ 2600 lbs
Takeoff Roll - Water                                                        1250' @3140 lbs
                800' @ 2600 lbs
Landing Roll - Land                                                          475'
Landing Roll Water                                                          600'


The Lake line of amphibious Aircraft has been manufactured under different variants lengthening fuselage & more powerful engines but basically same design for over 40 years.

The Aircraft can take off and land from shallow and narrow lakes, canals, water bodies, rivulets, rivers and even the open sea as well as come on land from water bodies and re-enter. 

The Aircraft also operates from regular Airports, Grass strips/Dirt runways as any conventional Aircraft does.

The founders of the Lake Aircraft Company came from Republic and Grumman Aircraft Corporation with over 50 years of designing amphibious Aircraft.

The type certificate was later bought by Revo, Inc. (Armand and Bruce Rivard) and currently the same company holds the TC.

The company had stopped the manufacture of Aircraft in 2006 and started their refurbishing of used Lake Aircraft as a profitable business and is now in the process of sale and restarting manufacturing. 

Unlike most floatplanes that are really land Airplanes modified for water operations, the Lake Amphibious Aircraft are true, purpose built boat hulled Amphibious Aircraft certified for open sea operations as well as land/grass strip/dirt runways operations. 


Air Taxi, Airport to Resort transfers, Feeder services for other carriers, flying club activities, personal charter flights etc.

 Aerial Whale watching tours, marine life spotting, Island tours, alerting ships to prevent whale collisions while operating at Sea, other marine advisories to Authorities and concerned commercial fishing and shipping vessels etc.
Air Ambulance role picking up sea stricken persons & transported to land airports or to connect with larger Air Med Jets for onward Air Ambulance operations.

Search and Rescue (SAR) roles finding ships/vessels in distress and helping seamen overboard. The Rescue is limited to providing facilities after landing on water, if conditions are feasible or remain circling overhead to guide other rescue vessels.

Coastal management planning, mapping, conservation roles in wetlands, observations of bird life, anti-poaching patrols, water quality sampling, floating water based laboratory for mangroves restoration, seedlings/regeneration, protection and improving coral growth and coral reef management/protection etc.

With the engines off, the aircraft can be paddled around silently like a light boat, hence no disturbance when approaching marine bird species or for surveillance/studies of the environment.

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