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Don Kyte

This just in!
Warning: The web site may have been hacked!
I received a notice from a member that he got an email with the Seabee Club logo and a link to click on.
DON'T CLICK ON IT! DELETE THE EMAIL!
This web site does not send out mass emails nor do we solicite for money for any reason! We only respond to individual emails and never provide links to uknown files. Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date. The web site email is:
smestler@pbtcomm.net or smestler@comporium.com
Any other email address is phony!!
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Don Kyte
Don Kyte (left) with John Burrows
We lost Don Kyte last week. He was a Seabee legend!
Read about him here
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Overhaul your Electrol 430 Hydraulic PowerPac
See details here
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ICAO Flight Plan implemented by the FAA...now!
The FAA has mandated the use of ICAO Flight Plans so if and when you file a flight plan it must be in the ICAO format. This is effective August 27, 2019.
See Guidance on ICAO Flight Plan Form here
See ICAO Flight Plan Form here
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FAA has issued a SAIB for cable connections!
Although it may not apply to our Seabees, it may be worth it to look at your terminal ends on the control cables. Read the bulletin here (PDF).
Failures were hidden under the safety wire!
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Member Eucid Benoit makes news!
Euclid Benoit
We have just started our Eastern Canada Seabee tour and it looks like we with my Seabee will be the guests of honour at the 80th anniversary celebration of transatlantic flying boat operations at Botwood Newfoundland on August 5. Article below (PDF):


Great job Euclid! A great testament to the Seabee's ability.
(and your team's)
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Wingman Bruce Hinds and Lead Tom Hoag fly formation
Formation Video
Click on photo for video (MP4)
Thanks Tom!
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Send us your Float Strut Mirror Selfies!
You can see them here

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Bogus offers!!
If you get an email from sward0100@gmail.com it's BOGUS!! Offers have been made on parts to more than one member but they refuse to forward their location and they want bank account information.
Don't answer emails from them.
(It just happened again on 10-31-2016!)

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Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
Get the Latest one below...
brucehinds@earthlink.net (to join the automatic email list)

Bruce Hinds Corner
Most of Bruce Hinds Newsletters
Newsletter from member Bruce Hinds with very good Seabee informa
tion. Bruce Hinds sent me most of the missing Newsletters! Thanks Bruce. Lots of reading to do!!
(Most missing Newsletters Added) 7/13/2017
Our newest Member!
John Oberholtzer and Eve Dunaway at Lake Berryessa
John Oberholtzer       John Oberholtzer
They're having too much fun already! Welcome John and Eve!
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Need a Seaplane Rating? Refresher? Check out Jones Brothers here.
Jones Brothers
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Before you buy, do a pre-buy inspection. Download it here.
Also, DO A TITLE SEARCH! (Available from AOPA or SPA)

AOPA Aero-Space Reports,  800-765-2336
3-10-2017: AOPA just released an article on Title Searches. You can read it here.
About Seabees
Seabee Specs, History, Seabee Club
6/5/2017
(Added Seabee Design Analysis, Added Seabee Production List)
Oshkosh Photos
Seabees and members at Oshkosh 2015 and Oshkosh 2016.
11/1/2016
Float Strut Selfies or "Look at me!"
Photos of float strut mirror images. We know you've taken one so send it in!
Email to Steve at smestler@pbtcomm.net
04/26/2018
Safety Tips
Tips on how not to crash! These are offered up from the membership and your input is always welcome.
Who knows, we might just bring down insurance costs!

2/27/2017
(Added Rudder Control Horn fix article)
Members - Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
2/10/2018
(Added Greg Johnson, Added Scott Cooper, Added Todd Goudeau)
Articles
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
1/20/2018
(Added "How the Seabee Works", Added 6-cylinder Counterweight article)
Honorarium
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
7/28/2018
(Richie Brumm)
Maintenance and Reference Materials
FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet A-769
Airframe AD's
Engine, Propeller, Accessory AD's
Service Bulletins
Dealer and Distributor's Bulletins (Missing Bulletins Added!!)
Republic Seabee Parts List
CAA (FAA) Flight Manuals
STC's
337's (updated 5-4-2018)
Service Instructions
2/10/2019
(Added Wing-adectomy, Added Crosstube Seal procedure)
Tips and Tricks
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees               
(Added Tail Wheel Squeezer) 5/13/2018
Drawings
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.               
9/18/2019
(Added Landing Gear Lever Locking Rod)
Products
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations               
9/9/2016
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Recommended Services
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!            
08/15/2017
(Added Franklin Engine, Added Carolina Aero Tech)
Parts for Sale (or Parts wanted!) Free Listing!
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
9/27/2019
(Added Hartzell prop, Removed B9F engine, Removed Float Strut)
Training
Instructors, Associates, Articles, and Training Aids
4/22/2016
(Removed Hangar A, Updated Training Guide)
Seabee Store (Support the Seabee Club!)
Hats, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Patches, CD's, Toolbags, Coffee Mugs, Floor Mat, etc.

7/25/2018
(Coffee Mugs sold out)

Buy-a-Seabee!
Browse our list of 7 Seabee's For Sale and 4 Seabee projects.

Should I buy a Seabee? Questions and answers for first time buyers.

10/11/2019
(Added JAmes Ayers project, Added Wiggins project)
Flyins, Interesting stories, photos, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos

Oshkosh 2016 Photos
9/13/2018
(Added Bruce Bishop photo, "Dragon" Bee)

Archives
Newsletters, Dealer and Distributor bulletins. If you are interested in the production history, read these! 

They are fascinating.

9/8/2015

Websites of interest to Seabee owners. Weather, parts, airport information.
9/9/2016
(Moved Aircraft Components to Products page)
Seabee Questions and Answers
                           or
Franklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!

3/25/2017
(Updated Russ Aircraft adapter rings)
Contact Steve at smestler@pbtcomm.net
Snail mail:
P.O. Box 641
Gilbert, SC  29054
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Editor's Note: If your e-mail address is anywhere on this website (especially on the 'Parts for Sale' page), please check to make sure it is correct. If it needs changing, e-mail me and we will change it. Thank you very much!

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Updated October 11, 2019 (Added JAmes Ayers project for sale, Added Don Kyte, Added John Oberholtzer, Sold Aztec, Removed B9F engine from Parts page, Added locking rod to drawing page)