Aug 21, 2013

How to Stop the Spread of Invasive Plants and Animals by Seaplane

Aquatic invasive species are primarily transported by watercraft. However, evidence points to seaplanes as an additional, if not as critical, vector. The fact that seaplanes may reach isolated waterbodies inaccessible to towed watercraft makes keeping aquatic hitchhikers off planes as well as boats. By following a few simple guidelines, seaplane pilots can help stop the spread of these aquatic nuisances. These measures are outlined in a 20 minute Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) video produced by the Seaplane Pilots Association and the AOPA. The video is followed by a short Air Safety Institute quiz and certificate for pilots is available for pilots at the end of the video.

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