Informational Articles

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Risk-Benefit Analysis for Seaplane Pilots

March 27, 2014 - Type those words into your favorite search engine. Over sixty million results will appear. This says that “risk-benefit analysis” is a common and well known term in our language and culture. Read More

New Procedure: Compliance Reporting

March 27, 2014 - Wipaire is committed to continually improving our processes so that we can provide the best customer experience possible. Having accurate service letter and service kit compliance information is a valuable tool for our customers. Read More

Interior Care Tips

Cessna 182 Custom Interior by Wipaire
March 27, 2014 - Whether your interior is brand-new or has been serving you for years, it's always a good time to give your aircraft interior a little TLC. Will Perez, Wipaire's interiors manager, has the following tips... Read More

Customer Feature – Ted Krahenbuhl

October 15, 2013 - Read More

Department Profile: Manufacturing

Wipaire's West Gate Facility
October 15, 2013 - Wipaire's manufacturing team is made up of approximately 30 individuals who build Wipline floats, AirGlide skis, and our many modifications. Read More

Staying Safe in Cold Fall Waters

October 15, 2013 - The season is changing but winter is not yet upon us. There are fewer boats on the lake this time of year and colder water; less boat traffic doesn't bother us but colder water is a concern. Read More

Alphabet Soup: What is a DER?

October 15, 2013 - Read More

Come On In, the Water’s Fine

July 24, 2013 - Most pilots dismiss the idea of adding a seaplane rating to their certificate because they feel there is little chance of using it after the day of the check ride. Consider this: Most pilots that fly seaplanes now had the same expectation on the day Read More

Engineering – Why did they do it that way?

July 24, 2013 - Read More

Department Profile: Parts and Tech Support

July 24, 2013 - Read More

Garmin G1000 Transformation in King Air

April 1, 2013 - Shortly after Garmin announced the availability of their G1000 STC for the King Air 300, Wipaire completed our first G1000 retrofit in a 300-series King Air. Read More

Spring Seaplane Safety Refresher

March 13, 2013 - As we get ready for the seaplane season, well...okay, dream about getting ready for seaplane season, we start to think about the skills needed to get through the spring, summer, and fall seasons safely. Read More

Spring Cleaning for Your Aircraft

March 13, 2013 - Read More

Common Aircraft Paperwork Errors

March 13, 2013 - Read More

Brief on the Foreign Certification Process

March 13, 2013 - Read More

PLB vs GPS Tracking Devices

July 5, 2012 - There is always some confusion when new technology presents itself. In most cases there are trivial differences between the new version and the old version. There are, however, some cases where it is a life or death difference. Read More

About the Boss Beaver

June 5, 2012 - The Wipaire Boss Beaver was designed to be an entry-level turbine aircraft to move the piston operator into the turbine class at minimal cost, yet providing tremendous revenue-generating capability. Read More

Should You Be Working With a Broker?

June 1, 2012 - Even today, aircraft are still sound investments. In fact, last year all aircraft bought and sold by Wipaire’s aircraft sales department nearly doubled. Read More

Tips for the Amphib Pilot

April 1, 2012 - Not so long ago, most seaplanes were straight float airplanes. The words "straight floats" have evolved as the result of amphibious float airplanes dominating the market. Read More

The 3 Types of Modification Installation Approvals

September 22, 2011 - Read More