Our two closest seaplane waterways from Piqua, OH (I17) are Grand Lake St Mary's
to the north, and Brookeville Reservoir to the southwest.  While Grand is closer and
larger, it is also shallow and unsheltered which means it gets rough quite often.  

Brookeville is nested in a set of low hills which tends to offer better water conditions
and scenery.  Unfortunately, it is also a popular boating destination for the two-state
area and the lake is often busy even during the week.  Still, its quite worth the trip as
the pictures below indicate.  
Getting there is 1/2 the fun.  Note the mains retract into boxes behind the step
Edwin Tech Seaplane Photo Galleries
2005 Water-Flying Action at Brookeville Reservoir, Indiana
Coming in for landing to the south.  Normal approach is clean at 3500-4000 RPM depending on
Finishing out the flare and waiting for touch-down
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Dropping off the cameraman.  Note the how the nosewheel retracts - this is the single most
common question we get when displaying the aircraft on land.  We now carry a 5x7 of this very
picture in the cockpit for illustration purposes.  Also note the steel eye-rings at the front of each
float.  These were installed specifically for towing operations at the Oshkosh Seabase and
avoids the need to tow the aircraft with the prop bridle (which yields poor directional control).
Left side view.  Note the water rudders are up for beaching.  This is our favorite beach at
Brookeville and a common picnic spot for local boaters (note this means free food)

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