Light-Sport Aircraft seaplane maker Seamax Aircraft has delivered the first Seamax M-22 aircraft designed with Instrument Flying Rules (IFR) capability.
“Following a recent certification process with extensive inspection of its new factory, Seamax’s R&D team have worked to raise the bar, bringing state-of-the-art technologies to the M-22,” company officials reported.
Company officials added they heard customers’ requests and “accepted the challenge to add new capabilities to the Seamax M-22.”
The newest buyer is Todd Lang, a captain for a major U.S. airline and a combat veteran fighter pilot with 40 years of aviation experience. With more than 11,000 hours logged and a logbook full of ratings, including a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) certificate, Lang is ready to enjoy his Seamax, but he also wants to do instruction with it.
He asked the company to build his plane with autopilot and all instrumentation required for IFR flight. The Seamax factory added two Garmin G3X screens with a Garmin G5 digital backup, a three-axis autopilot, a Garmin 175 GPS, Angle of Attack indicator, and other avionics hardware, including ADS-B In and Out.