I took the amphibian out last night for the first time. Talk about powerful; it was like holding a tiger by the tail! I admit it was actually intimidating, thinking about the impending departure. Bravely I ventured out, and even tried some water landings and take offs at a nearby lake. I noticed a few things while operating her, however. Just sitting on the tie down pad, with the engine idling, there was still enough tractor force to pull me along. I had to constantly apply toe breaks to hold her. I assume this can be controlled by prop pitch? Anyway, I realised I needed to do some homework before I'd be able fly this bird with any sort of competence. Is there a good place to learn to fly this beastie, and deal with all her little quirks?
I think I'm going to like the Caravan once I get her saddle broke. She may become MY default plane. ;-)