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Float-tastic Sweeps Super Cub Transforms to Amphib

The metamorphosis is complete: AOPA’s Sweepstakes Super Cub that debuted as a backcountry beauty in 2018 has taken on its final form for the giveaway this summer as an amphibian that’s equally at home on land and on water.

Wipaire installed its Wipline 2100 amphibious floats and Laser Gear Advisory system at its Leesburg, Florida, facility. “You get a lot more options with the amphibious floats,” said Bill Pike, general manager of Wipaire’s Leesburg shop. Straight floats limit landing options and require advance research for fuel availability at seaplane bases. Amphibs open the options to grass and paved runways, making cross-countries in the seaplane as easy as a land airplane. READ MORE