For over 30 years, the Cessna Caravan has been recognized as the sport utility vehicle of the air. Wipaire® combines this workhorse of an aircraft with our rugged Wipline® 8750 floats and a variety of performance and convenience modifications to create an impressive seaplane that will fly you from your business meeting to your weekend getaway destination.
If you’ve been dreaming of flying your Caravan right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 8750 floats. Amphibious or seaplane models are available for the Cessna 208, 208B and 208B-EX.
Maybe your Caravan has seen better days. With a full service refinishing and interiors department we can get her looking good as new with an Aurora™ executive interior. While she’s here our maintenance team will get her running at the top of her game and with an avionics upgrade you’ll be enjoying your air time even more!
Flying to the remote Canadian Shield or hopping between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can outfit your Caravan with the versatility you need. The Cessna Caravan is frequently referred to as the sport utility vehicle of the air. Combine this workhorse of an aircraft with a set of rugged Wipline 8750 floats and our performance, convenience or utility enhancing modifications and you have an aircraft that will fly you from business meeting to your weekend getaway.
|Length – Seaplane||31’2" (9.5 m)|
|Length – Amphibian||31’9" (9.68 m)|
|Height – Hull||3’3" (0.99 m)|
|Width – Hull||3’6″ (1.07 m)|
|Float Locker Capacity (each)||150 lbs (68 kg)|
|Displacement in Fresh Water|
|Amphibious Floats||8,240 lbs (3,738 kg)|
|Seaplane Floats||8,741 lbs (3,965 kg)|
|Amphibious Floats||9,155 lbs (4,153 kg)1|
|Seaplane Floats||9,712 lbs (4,405 kg)1|
|1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)|
|Weight for 8750 Floats on a Cessna 208, 208B and 208B-EX|
|Amphibian System Total Weight||1,678 lbs (761 kg)|
|Amphibian Exchange Weight||1,142 lbs (518 kg)2|
|Seaplane System Total Weight||1,294 lbs (587 kg)|
|Seaplane Exchange Weight||757 lbs (343 kg)2|
|Aircraft Gross Weight for 208||8,750 lbs (3,969 kg)|
|Aircraft Gross Weight for 208B, 208B-EX||9,062 lbs (4,110 kg)|
|2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.|
|Cessna 208 Performance on Amphibious Floats|
|Engine||PT6A-114A (675 HP)||PT6A-140A (867 HP)|
|Take off run (land)||1,431 ft (436 m)||1,826 ft (556 m)|
|Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land)||2,422 ft (738 m)||2,425 ft (739 m)|
|Take off run (water)||2,341 ft (714 m)||2,000 ft (610 m)|
|Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water)||3,660 ft (1,116 m)||3,270 ft (997 m)|
|Rate of climb (per/min)||947 ft (289 m)||1,212 ft (369 m)|
“Wipline amphibious floats allow us to meet our guests at the end of their airline travel and whisk them away directly to their vacation destination.”
Rob Ceravolo – Tropic Ocean Airways
Wipaire offers a range of modifications to help you get the most out of your aircraft. Select a modification below to learn more!
Minimizing AOG time with a coordinated service experience and one-stop nose to tail repair, refurbishment and modifications.
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