A seaplane flight

This is a DeHavilland Otter seaplane, used by Harbour Air of Vancouver. The airline operates daily flights from Vancouver's harbour to Victoria and other cities in British Columbia. The company operates 30 seaplanes and is proud to call itself North America's only carbon-neutral airline. The company buys carbon offsets to mitigate the airlines impact on the environment. Offsets are investments in environmental projects and pollution-reducing initiatives. You can learn more here.

I had the pleasure of taking one such flight with some colleagues last week. We flew from Vancouver to Victoria Harbour and this is what it looked like from the inside.

Flying in a seaplane is like turning the clock back to an earlier time in aviation. I loved every minute of it. No door separating the cockpit from the cabin, simple seats, metal interior, no frills and quite a view!

I found a video on YouTube of the view of the cockpit during a typical takeoff. It's here.


  1. nice article upon pollution issue..... i had found more information about basic of pollution issue but this is not sufficient. If you know more please explain.

  2. Thanks, Craig.
    Pollution is such a vast topic that it's hard to know where to begin. In my post, I was referring specifically to the practice of "offsets." This refers to companies that pollute choosing to invest an equal and proportionate "amount" into opposing pollution-reduction activities. The end result, in theory, is that the company and the environment have a "carbon neutral" outcome -- overall, no increased pollution in the ecosystem.

    If you're looking for information about different types of pollution and other related topics, I found this link you can explore:


    (cut and paste it into your browser).

    Thanks for reading my blog!