Owning a plane is not meant for celebrities anymore. Antilles Seaplanes, a North Carolina company, is currently developing the only commercially viable, multi-engine amphibious airplane available anywhere in the world. These are created to work under the extreme weather of Alaska; hence a small trip wouldn’t be a problem. Will it? An amphibious airplane can take off from and land on both water and land. And the news is that the company is currently taking orders.
With rebuilt Pratt & Whitney piston engines, the G-21 will be priced at about $1.3 million, substantially less than similar conventional aircraft. With an FAA-approved upgrade to 680-horsepower turbine engines, it’ll cruise at more than 240 mph for up to 1,200 miles and sell for about $2.3 million.