Flying On Board Seaplanes/Floatplanes - TP 14346

Be informed, be aware, and be prepared!

Transport Canada takes the safety of the travelling public very seriously.

Before takeoff, read the safety briefing card and listen carefully when the pilots give a complete safety briefing. Make sure the briefing includes all the items below and ask questions about things that are not clear to you.

  • Baggage limits
  • Where baggage is stowed
  • How the seat belts work
  • How to secure seat backs and tray tables
  • How to know where you are in the plane no matter its position
  • Where to find and how to use exits
  • Where to find the emergency locator transmitter (ELT), survival kit, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, oxygen, etc.
  • Rules about using electronic devices
  • Where to find and how to use life preservers
  • Rules about smoking
  • Exiting underwater (underwater egress)