posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 02:27 PM
Originally posted by C0bzz
Would someone please take the time to explain something to me....?
What exactly is a 'pontoon plane', and how can a Cessna have 'pontoons'?
Haha I missed this little discussion. And your right Mondo I'm the guy to talk too. I have my share of buddies who fly them or have been trained on
them for bush work.
In response to the Cobzz question a pontoon plane is as others have put it is a plane that has had floats added to the structure of the aircraft
usually under the main fuselage for single engine aircraft.
The definition of pontoon is as follows:
1. A floating structure, such as a flatbottom boat, that is used to support a bridge.
2. A floating structure serving as a dock.
3. A float on a seaplane.
The Cessna as shown can have pontoons usually added as a aftermarket product as a kit or directly from cessna to begin with when the plane is
purchased. One of the most famous pontoon bush planes is the Dehavilland Beaver that really is the one of the most used and successful bush aircraft.