Ferrying a Searey
I've been flying Seareys since late 2017 and have amassed about 160 hours to date. In early March I flew a Searey over to your shop to have a Flare Assist device installed for the new owner. I departed your airport for Zephyrhills, with a stop in Winter Haven for lunch and to refuel. The approach to land at Winter Haven was my first opportunity to execute a landing with Flare Assist and I think it worked 'as advertised.' Just recently I completed a 15-hour cross-country in the same plane, departing Zephyrhills (KZPH) to Grosse Ile, Michigan (KONZ) for delivery to the new owner. I used Flare Assist during each of the legs and I think as I used it, my touchdowns became more consistent. I think that is because, in part, your EYES provide a pretty good reference to your height above the runway . . . but the audio feedback on altitude, COMBINED with the visual reference, allows you to 'fine tune' your runway contact and flare. I would recommend Flare Assist to any Searey owner!
Bob Gibson, Mar 22, 2021
As a first time SeaRey owner and builder, I made the decision to incorporate the Flare Assist radar into my Experimental build to give me enhanced situational awareness for both land and sea operations. A simple audio call out over the planes intercom provides a very reliable radar input that is desired for glassy water landings and have found it to be extremely helpful in mastering two wheel landings in the SeaRey as well. I would highly recommend this product for any Experimental builder out there.
Rob Britts, Mar 21, 2021
FlareAssist Radar on my Seawind
I purchased a FlareAssist Radar in April of 2020. I am building a second Seawind now and your radar altimeter will likely go into this build as well.
H. Matthew Johnson, Mar 8, 2021
Installed on our Searey
I installed the FlaresAssist but did not get a chance to hardwire it in; I just plugged into the auxiliary port for power. I’m very impressed with how it works; definitely makes it easier to land on the river!
Nils Mantzoros, Nov 12, 2020