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10 Surprising Airplanes Flying On Floats

Why keep the wheels when you can land on water?

1) Douglas DC-3 with Amphibious Floats


2) Supermarine Spitfire (Type 355 and 359)


3) Mitsubishi A6M2-N


4) Piper Aztec Nomad

5) Van's RV-7

6) ERCO Ercoupe


7) Air Tractor AT-802

8) Cessna 195 Businessliner


9) Mustang II

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10) Piper PA-28 Cherokee


What other airplanes surprisingly can fly with floats? Tell us in the comments below.

Thanks to reader Kreg Anderson for this awesome list idea. We're always excited to get new topics for posts. So if you ever have ideas for lists or articles, shoot us an email!

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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