Past 7 days I published 2 maritime traffic maps of the ports of Monaco and Manila
A pal commented that write-up “one cannot review apples with durians…”. A bit difficult, but by some means proper. These days I risk even harder reviews.
Seaplanes in the Maldives vs. in the Philippines
Both of those nations around the world, the Republic of the Maldives and the Republic of the Philippines are composed of hundreds of islands. The swiftest possible link among two islands is a sea-aircraft.
I experienced the pleasure to fly them in the Maldives. Acquiring landed in Male, you soar out of your vast-physique airliner, cross the runway and you uncover yourself in one particular of the premier sea-aircraft airports in the planet. From early morning to night planes choose-off and h2o without the need of interruption. They transport travellers, tools and provides to the widely spread resorts.
There are two airways in the Maldives providing inter-island connections: Maldivian Air Taxi & Trans Maldivian Airways. They are jointly recognised as the “The Seaways Organizations in the Maldives“.
In the Philippines, there is also a seaplane firm: Subic Seaplanes.
To be frank, we do not know if they nevertheless exist and if sure, if they are continue to authorized to fly. In June 2013 we despatched them a ask for to give us with a copy of their AOC and their OPS SPECS. We never ever heard from them. And not long ago we read that they even now have two seaplanes in Subic but that they really have no pilots. One of the pilots despatched greetings from the United states …
Once more apples and durians! Which 1 is which? If you ever have smelled a durian, then you obtain the reply oneself. (The flavor of durians is outstanding, but do not breath.)