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  • n. Plural form of floatplane.


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  • The fishing was great, the cabins and food lived up to expectations, and I did a lot of flying in floatplanes, getting views of incredible scenery, moose, eagles, and innumerable grizzly bears (not a big deal in Alaska, unless it's your first trip).

    How to Plan A Fishing Trip to Alaska

  • It was a relatively minor facility that mainly produced small quantities of second-line fighters, floatplanes, and engines.


  • Ever since it was announced Sarah Palin would be the GOP's Vice-Presidential candidate most of the talk in the mainstream media has been of beauty pageants, floatplanes, lipstick and moose burgers.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Oefelein has two children and began his aviation career as a teenager flying floatplanes in Alaska, according to a NASA biography.

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  • From Schefferville, floatplanes access unlimited waters.

    Field and Stream Adventure: The Search for the Best Brook Trout Spot on Earth

  • As his fleet idled in a bay surrounded by mountains rising 12,000 feet out of the jungle, Kurita received some more bad news: he was to send all but four of his thirty-two floatplanes to the Philippines.

    Sea of Thunder

  • Saying that residents have tolerated seven years of "temporary use" by the floatplane industry, Mr. Sieben goes on to ask the city "take the necessary steps to have the floatplanes immediately cease their now illegal commercial and industrial operations."

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  • "He loved flying ... he got certified to fly floatplanes just a few years ago," Lily - Highschool

  • "He loved flying ... he got certified to fly floatplanes just a few years ago," Lily Stevens

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • The hotel sits at the edge of the downtown Coal Harbour residential neighborhood, between tree-filled Stanley Park and the main business district, so it's well sited for both the wingtipped bunch who want to walk to a morning meeting, and those who want to stroll the waterfront promenade as the floatplanes take off on their milk runs to the Gulf Islands.

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