What is it?

This flying boat from Toledo, Michigan, sports an O-235 engine and was built in 2016. It somewhat resembles a Searey, but it isn't. Do you know what type of plane it is? It's parked just northeast of the Brown Arch.

Louise Hose

Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

8 Replies to “What is it?”

  1. A flying boat does not have extendable wheels and is water bound. This is an amphibian. Why not look up the N-number?

  2. It's is an Aventura. Did you know that almost all of the planes at oshkosh also have a phone number on them as a contact - in the future just text me. I have 530 lbs of useful load, so it is not overweight. I do carry 50 lbs of ballast in the nose when flying solo. The engine has 100 hours on this airframe and I have had no problems with heat on the prop. It has been great. The exhaust was a concern which I would have changed if the need arose but it proved to be unwarranted. Also fun fact very few people noticed, parked next to my airplane was Burt rutan's catbird. Still registered and owned by the legend.

  3. Thanks, Matthew. Was it beefed up to handle the weight of the 235? If so, how? Please tell us more about it!!!

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