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Management of environmental issues

Seaplanes make no use of land and do not pollute waters. This is why they are the flying machines having the most friendly relation with the environment.

In addition, they can accomplish tasks of the highest importance for the environment, as monitoring, patrolling, collecting samples of water and transporting persons, goods and fish from one body of water to another.

Last but not least, they take people far from the artificial world of cities and airports to enjoy nature.

 

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Left, typical fauna at Como seaplane base. Birds love seaplanes, as they do not pollute waters.
Center, seaplane detecting an oil spill. Monitoring the water surface and promptly informing the authorities can be vital in the management of pollution events.
Right, a seaplane is a wonderful means to explore nature and reach remote places.

 

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The most demanding and expensive elements of a study of feasibility of a surface for seaplane operations are the “Study of Environmental Impact” and the “Study of Acustic Impact”, needing field-tests with certified staff and special equipment.

 

Letters of appreciation

It is very important to have the seaplane activity recognized and endorsed by the authorities and other significant entities.
Here, as an example, letters of appreciation for the Aero Club Como seaplane activity of the Municipality, the Chamber of Commerce and the Como section of the WWF.

 

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Care for the environment

Taking care for the environment is an ethical must for a seaplane operator and pays in terms of image.

 

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A newspaper article on a wounded duck saved and cared at Como seaplane base.

 Read a short article on the environmental impact of a seaplane activity