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.  
Roll-out.  This can be pretty dramatic from the cockpit or the shore
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2005 Water-Flying Action at Brookeville Reservoir, Indiana
Almost on step.  Total distance has been 100-200 yards from idle.  This is typical performance
solo with the 100HP 912S engine.
Step attitude just prior to liftoff.  This photo was taken very shortly after the previous.  Solo,
water takeoff runs less than 500ft are common.  At Gross Weight, takeoff runs are reliably
under 1000ft.
All photos are Copyright 2005 Sarah Zetterlind's McIntosh Studio.  These images may be
reproduced online with permission of
sarah@mcintoshstudio.com for non-commercial purposes.
 Stock licensing is also available for high-resolution originals.
Taxi back for takeoff.  This is the normal idle taxi attitude on the water.  Note good visibility
expect for directly over the nose.  Even here, visibility is still better than many other seaplanes.  
We carry a hand-mirror to aid in checking '6' when buckled up for takeoff.
Lined up for takeoff with 1/2 flaps, stick back, and water rudders up

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