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Progressive Aerodyne

Progressive Aerodyne designed and supplies the SeaRey series, arguably the most celebrated of all light seaplanes in America. A close community of hundreds of owners offers camaraderie few other brands can match.

Progressive Aerodyne is one of the original suppliers of light, sporting aircraft, dating back 15 years, well before the emergence of this newest segment of aviation. That gives this Florida-based company experience not only in the production of light aircraft but with American consumers. Most other seaplanes in this sector are imported and while they may be fine flying machines, none can match the all-American nature of Progressive Aerodyne's SeaRey LSX and SeaRey Sport. The LSX is the ELSA kit version and the Sport is the new fully-built SLSA model.

The company success in the market is notable, with almost 500 units flying, but numbers alone don't communicate the passion of this brand and its principle model. SeaRey pilots compose one of the tightest communities imaginable. Those who've built their own kit are unusually willing to help one another. And after completion, they enjoy flying together and socializing together in a way other brands can only hope to foster. Ask a SeaRey pilot yourself and you'll quickly get the message; it's almost a religion.

Being part of the SeaRey group is great (and rare) but the reasons for the passion of its many owners are the flying qualities and well-proven nature of this veteran design which has evolved steadily from its two-stroke engine days to the modern version powered by the four-stroke Rotax 912S. Whether you love flying to a neighboring lake to visit friends or you care to venture out a few states, SeaRey LSX will get you to your destination in style.

Progressive Aerodyne

Web Site: www.searey.com
eMail: sales@searey.com
Address: 3801 State Road 19
City: Tavares, FL 32778 USA
Phone: (407) 902-9164
(352) 253-0108
Fax: (352) 253-0110

Links to Aircraft and Articles

SeaRey LSA    Add to favorites list
  Progressive Aerodyne -- SeaRey SLSA (2013)
We've known the SeaRey for more than 20 years (the design began in 1991) but now it is available as a fully manufactured SLSA. More than 500 are flying but all were built as kits; now those who don't relish that task can buy and fly. We speak with CEO Adam Yang and designer Kerry Richter at the Sebring LSA Expo to hear more of the details.
  SPLOG First Searey Amphib Flight School & Design News, 07/24/2014
 
SPLOG begins: It's summertime and the flying is easy ... especially when it's on the water. That's fine for everybody who is already qualified. What if you're new to seaplanes (or LSA in general)? How could you obtain instruction if you want to buy a new Searey? Training
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  SPLOG Searey Expands into China; Opens Sales Office, 07/12/2014
 
SPLOG begins: The list of aviation companies involved in one way or another with China is getting so long I won't try to show them all here. Big companies like Cirrus Design or Continental are included. So are LSA manufacturers of various brands. Some business are
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  SPLOG "Puff" and the Golf Carts; Fun in Paradise City, 03/19/2014
 
SPLOG begins: Less than two weeks from now, the season of recreational flying is officially set in motion with the opening of Sun 'n Fun ... the 40th year of the nation's first major airshow. It will also be year #2 for the new and much-improved Paradise City , formerly
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  SPLOG New SeaRey Exhibits Plenty of Get Up & Go, 11/12/2013
 
SPLOG begins: One of the several reasons I like living in Florida (besides no snow this time of year) is the close proximity of all kinds of aviation businesses. The central Florida town of Tavares, about 45 minutes northwest of Orlando, is home to not one but two
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  SPLOG Post-Oshkosh 2013 Quick Review, 08/19/2013
 
SPLOG begins: At the big show EAA likes to call the Summer Celebration of Flight, we rove the grounds seeking new airplanes, new engines or propulsion systems, new panel gear, updated models and more. In this very fast tour, we'll zoom around AirVenture for a glance
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  SPLOG SeaRey Passes FAA Audit, Becomes SLSA #129, 11/09/2012
 
SPLOG begins: Consider this an entry to the "They-said-it-couldn't-be-done" department. As regular readers know, FAA has been conducting audits with LSA producers... tough, top-to-bottom reviews of every detail in the voluminous ASTM standard set. Last April another
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  SPLOG New SeaRey Factory at "Seaplane City" Tavares, FL, 06/04/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Recently, I blogged about a Tennessee town that welcomed Skykits from Canada, providing a brand-new facility for them to use. A town in Florida also saw the potential of a light aircraft manufacturer and had a new building with lake access available.
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  SPLOG SeaRey Reports Superb Oshkosh; Who Will Get #100?, 09/01/2009
 
SPLOG begins: We sit on the edge of hitting triple digits of Special Light-Sport Aircraft. Just before Oshkosh started, Van's Aircraft announced their RV-12 qualified for SLSA airworthiness (which also allows the Oregon company to sell ELSA kits). People have started
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SeaRey LSX    Add to favorites list
  $8.95 SeaRey LSX (10/09)
"New SeaRey: Popular Amphib Goes LSA" by Dan Johnson. Published in Light Sport and Ultralight Flying, October, 2009.
 
Pilot Report begins: Let's be honest. We're into flying because we enjoy the experience, right? Flying light, sporting aircraft is not about flying to work or transporting goods or people. And if enjoyment is the main flying goal, then seaplanes are a big part of that pleasure. Of the LSA-qualified seaplanes covered this year (FPNA Cape Town A- 22 and Airmax SeaMax), the SeaRey is more familiar to readers of Light Sport and Ultralight Flying magazine and more affordable. The SeaRey is familiar because of its past in
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  SPLOG Hot Off The Water, 02/28/2011
 
SPLOG begins: To the answer “ Progressive Aerodyne !” comes the Jeopardy question, “What LSA company thumbs its nose at the bad economy?” *** Certainly one of the most-fun LSA flights I’ve had in some time came at the controls of that
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  SPLOG SeaRey Sales Prove Popularity of Amphibians, 02/17/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Progressive Aerodyne and their popular SeaRey amphibian represent a current-day success sufficient to generate envy in most airframe sellers. Consider these results: Searey delivered 31 kits in 2010, an average 2.5 per month during a lousy year. Plus,
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  SPLOG Sebring Day 2: Quick Takes on Cool Stuff, 01/21/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Here's a glancing blow at some products you might want to check out in depth: *** A cute new LSA named Viper SD-4 showed up, beautifully built (in Slovenia) and should be very attractive to anyone who likes the conventional approach of an all-metal airframe
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  SPLOG New SeaRey Factory at "Seaplane City" Tavares, FL, 06/04/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Recently, I blogged about a Tennessee town that welcomed Skykits from Canada, providing a brand-new facility for them to use. A town in Florida also saw the potential of a light aircraft manufacturer and had a new building with lake access available.
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  SPLOG Lower-Priced LSA Coming to Sun 'n Fun, 04/03/2010
 
SPLOG begins: After a tough winter in most parts of the USA, spring evidently arrived early with 80-degree temperatures as far north as Minnesota... all before Sun 'n Fun. More good news: After its coldest winter since the early 1980s Florida is extremely pleasant
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  SPLOG SeaRey Reports Superb Oshkosh; Who Will Get #100?, 09/01/2009
 
SPLOG begins: We sit on the edge of hitting triple digits of Special Light-Sport Aircraft. Just before Oshkosh started, Van's Aircraft announced their RV-12 qualified for SLSA airworthiness (which also allows the Oregon company to sell ELSA kits). People have started
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  SPLOG SeaRey LSX; Popular U.S. Seaplane Launching SLSA, 04/10/2009
 
SPLOG begins: Seaplane enthusiasts comprise a niche of American aviation but are some of the most passionate of all powered aircraft pilots. Among these, owners of almost 500 SeaRey aircraft belong to one of the tightest knit communities I've seen. Kerry and Wayne
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SeaRey    Add to favorites list
  SportairUSA -- Broad line of LSA
We spoke with SportairUSA founder, Bill Canino, who represents a broad and varied line of Light-Sport Aircraft... all of which just happen to begin with the letter "S." We wanted to inform you about all these quality airplanes but we also wanted to ask Bill about all SportUSA's activities including their Arkansas FBO and a flock of interesting accessories items, some of which are available for other brands.
  Progressive Aerodyne -- SeaRey
SeaRey from Progressive Aerodyne is an all-American amphibian in the Light-Sport Aircraft segment. The U.S.-manufactured entry may follow several foreign designs, but is no newcomer. More than 400 flying aircraft worldwide have been created by home builders in a tight-knit community. SeaRey will be available as a fully-built SLSA soon.
  $4.95 Pro. Aerodyne SeaRey (08/96)
"SeaRey... American-Made Amphibian" by Dan Johnson. Published in Volare, June, 1996.
 
Pilot Report begins: SeaRey Sets a New Standard for Floatplanes Many pilots who have flown in water-borne aircraft believe this is the finest and most enjoyable flying one can do. If that statement holds water (is true), then the beautiful SeaRey amphibian from Florida-based Progressive Aerodyne should be one of the most desirable aircraft you can buy. Pilots have spoken with their money. Since it arrived on the market in 1992, the SeaRey has sold in increasing numbers each year. Three years of Progressive Aerodyne history
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  SPLOG Last News Rush Before Sebring 2014 ..., 01/14/2014
 
SPLOG begins: People are starting to arrive in Florida. Today, we had a pleasant lunch conversation with Dynon's president Robert Hamilton . He observed that Dynon enjoyed their best year ever in 2013 and they continue bringing new avionics innovations at modest prices.
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  SPLOG LSA Seaplane Invasion ...Can It Happen?, 10/02/2012
 
SPLOG begins: What's going on out in the marketplace? More than any time since the launch of Light-Sport Aircraft in 2004, I have not observed such a frenzy of activity for a particular niche, this time for LSA seaplanes. Next season, in 2013, we could see no less
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  SPLOG Quick LSA Review of What's Expected at Oshkosh, 07/19/2012
 
SPLOG begins: I have several targets on my radar for follow-up at the big show that starts July 23rd. Here's a beforehand review; details will follow. |||| *** LSA seaplanes will generate plenty of interest, I think, with Icon 's latest announcements and the dreamy
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  SPLOG Like LSA Seaplanes? You Have Beautiful Choices!, 12/12/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Life is good if you like LSA seaplanes. I'll review five LSA seaplanes, either on the market or in development. *** Today SeaRey reins as far and away the most successful and proven design with some 600 flying. While SeaRey has been an Experimental Amateur
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  SPLOG Leading LSA Amphibian, SeaRey, Has New Management, 06/03/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Seaplane fans represent one of aviation's most enthusiastic user groups and few brands can claim more reliable loyalty than 600 owners give SeaRey. The central Florida producer got numerous owners to come help them move when they relocated into expansive
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  SPLOG Sport Pilots: Fly to the Bahamas in Your LSA!, 08/08/2010
 
SPLOG begins: It's a first ... the acceptance of Sport Pilots into another country. I don't refer to acceptance of Light-Sport Aircraft in other nations; that's already happening in a dozen countries with 30 more studying the method of certification. When the Islands
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  SPLOG New SeaRey Factory at "Seaplane City" Tavares, FL, 06/04/2010
 
SPLOG begins: Recently, I blogged about a Tennessee town that welcomed Skykits from Canada, providing a brand-new facility for them to use. A town in Florida also saw the potential of a light aircraft manufacturer and had a new building with lake access available.
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Links to Articles

  SPLOG LSA Highlights from Sun 'n Fun 2012, 04/04/2012
 
SPLOG begins: Whew! It's over. Man, Sun 'n Fun can be the busiest six days of one's life... well, at least until the next one. In this survey article, I want to skim the very top of what I found interesting at the recently concluded show. Each highlight will get fuller
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  SPLOG AirVenture 2011 Wrap-Up and Summary, 08/02/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Oshkosh 2011 is history. By numerous accounts, this was a vast improvement over 2010 when the comments commonly went, "Well, I had some interest (in my airplane) and I hope to sell one or two... maybe." This year I had easily 30 conversations revealing
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  SPLOG Hot Off The Water, 02/28/2011
 
SPLOG begins: To the answer “ Progressive Aerodyne !” comes the Jeopardy question, “What LSA company thumbs its nose at the bad economy?” *** Certainly one of the most-fun LSA flights I’ve had in some time came at the controls of that
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  SPLOG SeaRey Sales Prove Popularity of Amphibians, 02/17/2011
 
SPLOG begins: Progressive Aerodyne and their popular SeaRey amphibian represent a current-day success sufficient to generate envy in most airframe sellers. Consider these results: Searey delivered 31 kits in 2010, an average 2.5 per month during a lousy year. Plus,
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