Thanks for pointing me at this thread @Dr_Jan_Itor. I made a comment on @Tanwax photo of the SeaPlane in the dreams thread.
There are some incredible pictures here - amazing builds and it’s great to see so many of you into aviation!
I only have a lapsed UK PPL.
I went to Italy once to have some training on Lake Como in a seaplane, but the weather closed in about 10 minutes before my lesson and it was called off, as was the next day. So I never ever got to fly in a seaplane.
Can relate to the bush flying though - I was signed off on tailwheel aircraft in a de Havilland chipmunk before I got my PPL and then went on to own a share in a Jodel. At a guess, I’ve done about 150 hours in Cessna 172, 50 hours in PA28 Cherokee, 50 hours on the Jodel, 10 hours on Tiger Moths, about 6 hours in Bulldogs, 30 mins in a Harvard and a few passenger flights in Yak 52s, Piper SuperCub, Siai Marchetti, Fokker Wulf and the Twin Pioneer. Got night qualification and did over half my UK instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) certificate - never quite finished it and now haven’t flown for several years for various different reasons.
Also did 30 mins in a proper 747 simulator at Heathrow Airport once for fun rather than commercial training (I crashed when one engine failed!) and I had a 30-min trial flight in a helicopter (the hover attempt was interesting) ha ha
Loads of my UK friends go over to the US for flying holidays and “Sun 'N Fun”.!
Pic is of me many years ago when I was doing some work with the Tiger Moths. Really looking forward to sharing aviation stories with you fellow enthusiasts