With climate in Vermont that's too cold in the winter, and climate in Florida that's too hot in the summer, leasing an airplane that can work year round in the best weather for both locations is the sensible solution for air commerce in either location. Operators can avoid the high cost of ownership, seasonal conversion, and storage by using the services of SEAFLAVER, LLC. to provide aircraft on an hourly dry lease for commercial sightseeing, aerial photography, and flight instruction.
Our fully restored and modified 3-seat PA 12 with open door and window capacity serves as the perfect platform for sightseeing rides as well as low level oblique aerial photography. Brand new Baumann 2100 straight floats were installed at the factory in October, 2010. We hope to add additional aircraft as demand increases, and will consider requests for specific aircraft to add to our fleet.
1947 Piper PA 12 "Super Cruiser" - (N3904M) - This airplane recently underwent an extensive restoration with numerous improvements added to the engine and airframe. New Stitts covering and poly paint. Total airframe time 1736 hours, with Lycoming IO 320, 160 HP engine (30 hours since overhaul), with Borer prop, new Millenium cylinders, new magnetos and many new replacement parts throughout the engine compartment. Multiple PA18 STC's including balanced tailfeathers, flaps, landing gear, welded float fittings, trim sytem, seaplane windows and door, extended baggage compartment, 60 gallon fuel capacity, skylight, and many more. All new glass, shoulder harnesses, rear stick cover, and new 406 MHz ELT for added safety.
With brand new Baumann 2100 straight floats this aircraft is as close to factory new as possible, and should be a very popular option for sightseeing and rides with its ability to carry 2 passengers instead of the single passenger capacity of the PA 18 Super Cub.