JORGE A. DIETSCH COLLECTION
No. 10357. H.S. Aircraft SeaStar 912 (C-GFBD c/n 9801)
Photographed at Castle Airport, Atwater, California, USA, September 10, 1998, by Jorge Dietsch

H.S. Aircrafts SeaStar 912

01/31/2011. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The pictured amphibious Seastar side-by-side two-seat biplane was designed by Hans Schaer, and produced by H.S. Aircraft of Squamish, British Columbia, The aircraft is built largely of composite materials and features wings that may be easily removed for transport, and a ballistic recovery system in the form of a parachute. It is powered by an 80 hp Rotax 912 piston engine, which can be modified into a turbo-version, then producing 120 hp.

Registered C-GFBD it was first flown in 1998, and demonstrated all over the North American continent, as shown in this photo supplied by Hans Schaer. Subsequently the company was renamed Amphibian Airplanes of Canada, and the SeaStar was produced as a kit plane. Presently it is being developed into the SeaLoon amphibian monoplane.

Created January 31, 2011