November 10, 2020, 07.14 PM

“Seaplanes are forbidden from stopping at random points. The location must consider the wind speed and height of the waves during a period of western wind when landing. In doing so, the areas suitable for a seaplane business can be identified.”

Sugihardjo explained that thus far, the ministry's Research and Development Agency has identified 5-10 locations suitable for seaplanes.

“In Banyuwangi, there are two locations: The beach or a designated reservoir for tourism.”

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Sugihardjo highlighted that seaplane transportation is a form of luxury travel in Indonesia.

Heri Sudarmadji, Head of the Aviation Human Resources Development Center, said that his team is still drawing up a curriculum, instructors, and plane units.

“There must be approval from the factory to install the equipment for seaplanes.”

(Writer: Yogyakarta Contributor Wisang Seto Pangaribowo | Editor: Kahfi Dirga Cahya)


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