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www.seabee.info  - Republic Seabee Info

The Seabee Yahoo Group

This is a Seabee message board for exchange of Seabee information, photos, news, etc.  The Seabee Group has extensive Seabee databases.

The International Republic Seabee Owner's Club (IRSOC)

At the IRSOC Web Site you will find the real Seabee experts.  The site has a vast collection of useful references for Seabee owners/pilots including; manuals, parts lists, ADs, service bulletins, etc.  The IRSOC site is a 'must' for Seabee owners and pilots.  If you are a Seabee owner, you should join the IRSOC.  Made by Mr. Steve Mestler.

Simuflight - www.simuflight.net 

Simuflight is a family owned company founded by Joe McHugh that provides services for the Republic RC-3 Seabee amphibian.  Simuflight is the primary supplier of Seabee parts and kits in the World, offering not only parts but also kits to modify your Seabee, maintenance and Seabee restoration services.  The company has been building, maintaining and restoring Seabees for more than 30 years.

Transition Aircraft - http://seabee-transition.com

Transition Aircraft (Randy Komko) offers the best Lycoming TIO/IO-540 direct drive engine modifications available for the Seabee.  Transition Aircraft is also an expert re-builder of Seabees for more than three decades!

The Hankwitz Seabee Movie - "The Blue Horizons"

The award winning home movie "The Blue Horizons" was produced in Wisconsin in 1949 and 1950 feature the Hankwitz Family and their Republic Seabee amphibian.  This fantastic movie is a MUST SEE for every Seabee enthusiast!  Now you can see the "Blue Horizons" movie on the web site of Cark and Elise "Liz" Hankwitz!

Republic Seabee Newsletter (e-mail)  

Seabee owner and pilot Bruce Hinds has for a few years been publishing a monthly Seabee Newsletter that keeps Seabee fans updated on what is happening in the Seabee gang.  If you want to join Bruce's Seabee Newsletter mailing list, please send your e-mail address to Bruce Hinds  

Robinson V8 Engine Conversions

The Robinson Seabee engine conversion is the newest on the market, and has stirred a huge interest among Seabee owners.  Developed by Canadian Brian Robinson, the conversion utilize a Corvette V8 automobile engine.  To date the Robinson's have developed & flown the 320 hp LS-1 version & the 350 hp LS-6 version.

Norwegian Seabee Web Site - http://seabee.gratiswebhotell.no/index.html

A nice Norwegian Seabee web site by Mr. Arne Sundsbø. Many interesting historical photos of Norwegian Seabees. Detailed technical description of the Seabee.

Seabee Walkaround Photos!

Robert Lundin, Sweden, has made these great web-pages of Seabee detail photos for modellers and others who like to study Bees...  You have to see the photos of the World's Most Beautiful Seabee; SE-AXY!!!

N950CB Twin Bee Restoration - www.freewebs.com/twinseabee/index.htm

Harry and Debbie Copeland have purchased Twin Bee s/n 16 from Command Aircraft in Flagler County January 2007. John Rutkoksky is putting her back together at Daytona Beach International Airport.

AirTour Lapland - www.airtourlapland.se 

The last commercial operator of Republic Seabee in Europe?  Operates SE-BXB.

Andy's Hangar  

Norris "Andy" Shane is rebuilding Republic Seabee ("Aunt Bee") N6516K (s/n 782).

G & P Sales

...make Seabee and Twin Bee R/C models.

Jan Bem's Republic Seabee N6356K

Som very nice web-pages dedicated to Mr. Jan Bem and  Seabee N6356K.  Very noice photos.  The web-site is in Polish (?) language and is made by Mr. Patrik Sainer.

Chinook Flying Service 

Chinook operated a single Seabee for very short time...

Radio Controlled Seabee !  - www.christer.bergstrom.se/rchangar/rcseebee.html

Christer Bergström's beautiful flying Seabee flying scale model...

Seabee photos by Sonny Dorrbecker 1 and 2

George (Sonny) Dorrbecker has taken several great Seabee photos at the a number of Splash-ins...

Fiskflyg AB - Sweden

Fiskflyg AB was one of the biggest operators of Seabees in Scandinavia until 2000, when their Seabees where sold.

www.flyingthefish.com

Seabee owner Mark Becker's adventures in Africa with a trike microlight aircraft!

www.flyinghigher.net

This interesting web-site by Mr. Ken Stoltzfus has many interesting photos of vintage airplanes, including Republic Seabee and Twin Bee amphibians.

Vallentuna Aviatörförening 

VAF in Sweden is a group of aviation enthusiasts operating a DC-3, Seabee, Piper Cub and other historic aircraft out of a private airfield in Vallentuna, just north of Stockholm.

http://angelica14709.com/v-web/gallery/album192 - Seabee photos

http://tanignak.com/More%20Amphibian%20Adventures.htm - Kodiak Amphibians, including Seabee

Republic Aviation Corp. History

History of Republic Aviation Corp. and their aircraft.

American Airpower Museum - www.americanairpowermuseum.com

Dedicated to keeping the history of Republic Airport - the home of Republic Aviation Corp. - alive!

Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society - http://lirepublicairporths.googlepages.com/

The Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society (LIRAHS) was formed by the Republic Airport Commission, under the leadership of Commissioner Charlotte Geyer, and the New York State Department of Transportation in 1984 to preserve and disseminate the rich aviation history of Republic Airport  in East Farmingdale, N.Y

Torslanda Airport History Site - http://www.esgb.se NEW!

This great website tells the story of the Swedish airport Torslanda (ESGB), Göteborg, since 1923.  The photos on this website are simply amazing!  This airport had many Seabees visiting and the Seabee photos shown are excellent!  Ostermans Aero AB operated Seabees from Torslanda.

 

 
Amphibian Aircraft

 

www.seawings.co.uk - Amphibian Aircraft Website

http://home.c2i.net/otter32/colonial/colonial.htm - Colonial Skimmer

www.grummanamphibians.com - Grumman Amphibians

www.grummangoose.com - Grumman Goose

www.mallardaviation.com - Grumman Mallard (J-34)

www.teamlake.com - Lake Amphibians

www.aircraftinnovation.com - Lake Amphibians

www.lakecentral.com - Lake Amphibians

www.aeroaircraft.com - Lake Amphibians

www.seabee.info/FN333.htm - NARDI FN.333 Riviera

www.superthree.com - PBY Catalina

Doug's Unofficial Spencer Air Car Home Page - Spencer Air Car

www.seabee.info/twinbee.htm - STOL UC-1 Twin Bee

Frank Odell's Thurston Teal Web Pages - Thurston Teal

Lake Central Air Services - Thurston Teal

Thurston Teal Amphibian Yahoo! Group - Thurston Teal

Viking Air Ltd. - Trident Trigull - Trident Trigull

http://www.siai-marchetti.nl - SIAI Marchetti Aircraft

 

 
Aircraft Registers and Databases

 

AirNet - The World's Best Aviation Links  

Air Accidents - www.topix.net/wire/news/air-accidents

www.airport-data.com 

Australian Civil Aircraft Register (VH-)

Belgian Aircraft Register (OO-) :  www.mobilit.fgov.be

Canadian Civil Aircraft Registry (C- / CF-)

Danish Aircraft Register (OY-) :  http://dcaa.trafikstyrelsen.dk/natregister/

Danish Historical Aircraft Register (OY-) : www.oy-reg.dk

Finnish Aircraft Register (OH-) : www.civilaviationauthority.fi

French Aircraft Register (F-) :  www.immat.aviation-civile.gouv.fr

www.europeanairlines.com 

Norwegian Civil Aircraft Register (LN-)

NTSB Aviation Accident Database & Synopses (USA)

South African Civil Aircraft Register (ZS- / ZU-)

Spanish Aircraft Register (Unofficial) - www.aire.org/rnac/

Swedish Civil Aircraft Register (SE-) : www.transportstyrelsen.se

Swiss Aircraft Register (HB-) : www.bazl.admin.ch

UK Civil Aircraft Register (G-) : www.caa.co.uk

US Civil Aircraft Registry (N) : www.faa.gov

Landings.com 

Swedish EAA Chapter 222 

 

 
Aviation Forums

 

Airpics.com Forum (Norway) - http://forum.airpics.com

BLHF Forum - http://www.blhf.org/wips/1647001361/framed/1/vfForumId/2013771352/ 

Canada Aviation Forum - www.aviation.ca

Flightsim.no Forum (Norway) - www.flightsim.no/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php

IPMS Norway Forum - www.ipmsnorge.org/forum/index.php

Scanair.no Forum (Norway) - http://forum.scanair.no

 

 
Aviation History

 

www.blhf.org - Bodø Luftfartshistoriske Forening (BLHF)

www.cahs.com  - Canada - Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS)

www.flytodfs.dk - Denmark - Danmarks Flyvehistoriske Selskab

www.danfly.dk - Denmark - Dansk Flyvehistorisk Forening

www.laahs.com - Latin America - Latin American Aviation Historical Society (LAAHS)

www.luftnett.org - Norway - Kjeller Flyhistoriske Forening

www.kjevik.dk - Norway - Kjevik Airport History 

www.brillehuset.com/_forum/mak/MAK1.htm - Molde Flyklubb historie

www.skattora.com - Norway - Luftfartshistorisk Forening Tromsö

www.norving.no - Norway - Norving History Project

www.trondheimflyklubb.no - Norway - Trondheim Flyklubb

www.sff.n.se - Sweden - Swedish Aviation Historical Society

www.aahs-online.org - USA - American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS)

Aviation Historical Photos - California 

www.TwinNavion.com

www.ruudleeuw.com - Ruud Leeuw's website on Aviation History and Photography

www.histarmar.com.ar/Armada%20Argentina/AviacionNaval/REC-AT-GrummanDuck.htm  

http://www.esgb.se - Torslanda Airport History Site  NEW!

 

 

Aviation Photos

 

www.1000aircraftphotos.com 

www.abpic.co.uk 

www.aerialvisuals.ca - Mike R. Henniger

http://airforcephotos.luftkrigsskolen.no - RNoAF historical photos

www.airic.ca 

www.airpics.com 

www.airliners.net 

www.airlinehobby.com 

www.airpixbycaz.co.uk 

www.edcoatescollection.com - many great historical aviation photos collected by Ed Coates

http://hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation - flying boats, Hawaiian historical aviation photos

www.jetphotos.net 

www.justplanes.net 

www.markusherzig.com 

www.milairpix.com/ 

www.digitalmuseum.no - Norwegian historical photos

http://picasaweb.google.com/BillLarkins - historical photos by legend William T. Larkins

www.plane-spotter.com 

www.ronsarchive.com 

www.russellw.com/ 

www.savipix.net 

www.scanair.no 

www.scanavphoto.no 

www.sfahistory.org/index.html 

www.spotterdude.com 

www.tdm.no/Fotominner/ - Sør Troms Musem photo archive (Norway) 

www.trevormctavish.com 

 

 

Aviation Museums

 

www.bushplane.com - Canada: Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

www.luftfart.museum.no - Norway: Norwegian National Aviation Museum

www.flymuseum-sola.no - Norway: Sola Flyhistoriske Museum

www.nasm.si.edu/ - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

 
Bushplanes

 

www.dhc-2.com - DHC-2 Beaver

www.dhc3otter.com - DHC-3 Otter

www.dhc4and5.org/ - DHC-4 Caribou / DHC-5 Buffalo

www.oldwings.nl/content/dhc3/dhc3.htm - Karl Hayes' Otter CD updates

flythebush.blogspot.com/ - Steve Taylor's Otter Blog

www.xdh.ca/DHC_Aircraft/DHC-6/dhc-6.html - DHC-6 Twin Otter

www.seabee.info/dhc6.htm - DHC-6 Twin Otter in Norway

www.jumptown.com/general/twinotter.shtml - DHC-6 Twin Otter

www.heliocourier.net/ - Helio Courier

www.pc-6.com/ - Pilatus PC-6 Porter

www.norsemanhistory.ca - Norseman

http://home.swipnet.se/norseman/ - Norseman

 

 
Cool airplanes

 

http://www.sf260w.com/ - SIAI Marchetti SF260

 

 
General Aviation

 

http://www.pilotlist.org/manuels/index.html - Aircraft Manuals PDF (French)

 

 
Seaplane links

 

Aerocet Floats - www.aerocet.com 

Airparc Fyresdal - www.airparc.com

Air Service Berlin - www.air-service-berlin.de 

Baumann Floats - www.baumannfloats.com 

Clipper Aviation (Germany) - www.clipper-aviation.de 

EDO Floats - www.kenmoreair.com/parts/EDOfloats/EDOfloats.html 

Wipline Floats - www.wipaire.com 

 

 
Seaplane Organizations

 

Aero Club Como (Italy) - www.aeroclubcomo.com

Finnish Seaplane Pilots Assn - www.vesilento.com

Hellenic Seaplane Pilots Association - http://seaplane.org.gr/new/index.php?lang=en 

Norwegian Seaplane Pilots Assn. - www.nak.no/sea

Seaplane Pilots Association Austria - www.spaa.at

Seaplane Pilots Association Switzerland - www.seaplanes.ch

Swedish Seaplane Pilots Assn. - www.sjoflyg.com 

Trondheim Flyklubb (Norway) - www.trondheimflyklubb.no

UK Seaplane Association - www.seaplaneassociation.org.uk

US Seaplane Pilots Association - www.seaplanes.org

Vintage Ultralight and Lightplane Assn. - www.vulaorg.hostme.com

Western Seaplane Pilots Association - www.westernseaplanepilots.com/wspa.html 

Washington Seaplane Pilots Association - www.wa-spa.org

Washington Seaplane Pilots Association - www.seaplanes.home.att.net

 

 
Helicopters

 

http://cellmath.med.utoronto.ca/B47/47Home.html - Bell 47 Project

www.markusherzig.com/kmax/index.htm - Kaman K-Max

www.tricatus.co.uk/UH1.htm - Bell UH-1 Huey

www.nordicrotors.com - Nordic Rotors

 

 
Norwegian General Aviation

 

www.flyver.no - "Hvorfor fly flyr". New Norwegian book "Why airplanes fly", by Erlend Larsen

www.nak.no - Norsk Aero Klubb

 

  

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