Waterdromes- seaplane operations
- A waterdrome can be described as a water body that complies with certain minimum requirements for landing of an aircraft.
- Seaplanes can land on water bodies, while amphibian planes can operate on land as well as on water bodies.
- A water aerodrome is an area of open water that can be used by seaplanes as well as amphibious aircraft to land and take off.
- Such aircraft are expected to take people across water faster and more safely than local boats
- Moreover, depending on the volume of traffic, water aerodromes may have a terminal building on the shore or on a jetty where planes can dock, and bays where they can be parked.
- The water drones are present in some island nations, especially in the richer ones like the British Virgin Islands.
- Also, there are few in Canada, including Yellowknife on the Great Slave Lake, Tofino on Vancouver Island and Whitehorse on Schwatka Lake.