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November Newsletter

Welcome to our November updates. We're happy to tell you about an exciting recent CSR event & indoor skydiving, what it means for us to be part of a new VC's innovation challenge, a new special deal by the beautiful Vana Belle resort in Samui, what's unique about the "PT6" engine, and lastly our dream destination of the month!

Empowering Children Through Sports — Indoor Skydiving

On 15 November, we joined FlowNation and the Right to Play Foundation in an inspiring and exciting event. The foundation focuses on the transformative power of play, such as through sports and games, to educate and empower children facing adversity. For this event, we invited children in  foster care to be introduced and inspired through a very unique sport: indoor skydiving. FlowNation, a new indoor skydiving service for Thailand, hosted the event in Lopburi, alongside Right to Play, Mercedes Benz, Siam Seaplane, AXA Insurance, the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT), and the Royal Thai Army.

The children got a chance to try the wind tunnel and experience indoor skydiving for the first time. We were fortunate to have Amy Watson there, a young Thai-Australian and the Junior World Champion for indoor skydiving! She inspired everybody by showing how she can fly, and helped coaching. Everyone was excited to try and to experience flying.

In addition to this experience, Siam Seaplane brought a model remote-control seaplane and a drone. Together with RASAT we also brought the famous Miss Siam model, an OX-5 Travel Air 2000, the first private aircraft in Thailand! Lastly, a magic show by ‘Dr. Penguin’ brought smiles and laughter on all participants’ faces and rounded off an eventful day.

All children received special gifts from FlowNation and Siam Seaplane to bring back with them. A thank you also to Mercedes Benz Thailand, who provided transportation support, and AXA insurance for travel insurance.

At Siam Seaplane we aim to build long-term business, looking to improve transportation across Thailand, and putting a strong emphasis on sustainability and support for the wider economy. This not only relates to the environment, while ensuring that seaplanes do not harm our fragile ecosystems on the water and around us, but also extends to general corporate social responsibility. This event has been a great example of how, in small ways, we can help to empower children.

Lastly, we believe in strong partnerships. Starting next year, FlowNation will offer indoor skydiving in Thailand, complementary experiences that are very much in the spirit of Siam Seaplane: unique, special and once-in-a-lifetime memories that can be repeated. We are glad to have partners like FlowNation and to help promote these services through our Experiences by Siam Seaplane.

Expara Innovation Challenge on the Future of Travel & Tourism

We are excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of three companies to participate in the new Expara Innovation Challenge on the future of travel and tourism.

Expara is a regional pioneer and leader in incubation, early-stage venture capital, entrepreneurship, VC and innovation training, mentorship and advisory work. Expara provides both investment and services to the enterprise ecosystem.

As a part of the winners, we are joining an intensive training under the Expara flagship program. The 6 week program provides a path to fundraising and networking with entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. We are happy to be a part of this and hope to be able to further accelerate our development efforts through the program.

We believe that Siam Seaplane is an important part as a game changer for Thailand’s tourism industry. Travellers seek for a more unique, personalized experience that comes with safety, hygiene and comfort. We will be able to offer that experience through our last mile, premium seaplane transportation. We commit to always offer a faster, hassle-free, comfortable & luxurious experience — to safely bring travellers to their final waterfront destination.

Special Offer from Thailand’s Southern Paradise — Vana Belle, Koh Samui

Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui is located on Chaweng Noi Beach with the perfect 180-meter length of the pristine white sand beach, which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. The hotel is offering 79 luxury private Suites and Pool villa with a private pool on the balcony in every room category. Experience the one of a kind mythical theme hotel of the Himmavanta forest with emerald seawater and waves along With the rainforest backdrop.

Free dreams and seven wishes

Select any suite, and additionally to the package rate enjoy these benefits:

  1. FREE upgrade to the next room category, based on the availability upon booking.
  2. FREE daily breakfasts for 2 persons
  3. FREE extended check-out 24 hours, subject to availability upon check-in.
  4. FREE daily THB500 Resort Credits.
  5. FREE 500 Marriott Bonvoy points per night
  6. FREE daily meals for all children aged 12 and under when ordering from the kid's menu
  7. FREE cancellation up till 24 hours

You can book directly via these links: Marriott, Destinations by Siam Seaplane, or contact us via or +66(0)26664969

The Power Plant of the Cessna Grand Caravan Amphibian EX — The PT6 Engine

Photo by 'flightlog' (Flickr)

Many kinds of engines are designed to be used for various purposes in aviation. Unlike other aircraft, the Cessna Grand Caravan Ex amphibian is using the very powerful turboprop Pratt & Whitney engine.

The Pratt & Whitney PT6 turboprop engine is famous for its unique characteristics which were designed with split-shaft or free turbine and reverse flow. This leads to lower irritating noise being produced and shorter general engine size.

Split-shaft is one type of turbo propeller engine, where the shaft connected to the compressor to compress the air used for the combustion is disconnected to the shaft rotating the propeller. This gives many advantages such as a smaller size of battery required for engine start and the propeller can be feathered (stop to rotate) without having to stop the engine. With the shaft connected to the propeller, it also gives more room to play with the rotation speed (rpm) of the propeller as it’s never going to rotate at the same speed as the turbine itself, with the gearbox taking that role.

This Month’s Dream Destination — Ao Nang, Krabi

A small town of Krabi, again at the southern part of Thailand, it is the home of wonderful experiences consisting of a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful resorts and the friendliness of locals, the charming “Ao Nang” is just 17km away from Krabi.

“Ao” is the Thai word for ​bay, and “Nang” is the name of this bay. It is famous for its long 2 km Andaman coast beachfront. It is also a location for divers. At this beach, it is a place where you can take your boat to the rest of the islands right at the middle of the beach. You can expect to spend luxury nights here as there are many high-end hotels and resorts in the area offering excellent services for visitors.

From sunrise to sunset, a warm beach lets you lay down and sunbath, then swim in its shimmering sea...

News & Press

October 28, 2021
Thailand Game Changer
An interview with our CBO about his career, building businesses, sustainability, and Siam Seaplane.
October 26, 2021
Web Manuals
Investing in digital manuals from the start. A case study of why our COO and Operations went with Web Manuals.
August 27, 2021
Diversity & Siam Seaplane
Blog: the concept of diversity in the workplace has been gaining more attention than ever. How does Siam Seaplane address this?
August 9, 2021
Prestige Thailand
Travel feature: getting to the beach should be as memorable as being there.
August 3, 2021
June & July Newsletter
Site inspections, partner discussions and regulatory progress; explore our partner hotel deal for Phuket Sandbox
May 21, 2021
May Newsletter
Tell us more in a five minute survey — discover Koh Lanta's best kept secret; pilots' tools and our updates.
May 6, 2021
Hello Magazine
Our CEO shares encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic, being a part of "9 Vivier's Ladies".
February 17, 2021
Re-defining transportation with seaplanes in Thailand: interview with our COO, Lionel.
February 4, 2021
January Newsletter
Warm wishes from the Minister of Tourism; Prachuap Khiri Khan, the unseen destination; and how we keep consistency in our flying...
January 12, 2021
December Newsletter
Highlighting our 2020 achievements during a difficult year; dream destination Chon Buri; learn about: our propeller.
January 7, 2021
Tatler Thailand
Executive Worakanya Siripidej is looking to soar to success with a new seaplane venture.
December 1, 2020
November Newsletter
Taking part in a travel innovation challenge, empowering children through indoor skydiving, learn about the PT6 engine, and more...
November 20, 2020
Indoor Skydiving CSR Event
Siam Seaplane joined FlowNation and the Right to Play Foundation to empower children through the sport of indoor skydiving.
November 14, 2020
Expara Innovation Challenge
Siam Seaplane is one of three start-ups as part of regional VC's new program on the future of travel and tourism.
Press ReleasePress Release
November 4, 2020
October Newsletter
Our new intro video, a special deal with the Renaissance Pattaya, this month's dream destination and does it only need one pilot to fly a plane?
October 5, 2020
September Newsletter
Our dream destination of the month, our special yacht charter offers, and the strengthening of our advisory board.
September 28, 2020
New Advisory Board
Members include a diverse team of executives, spanning the aviation, hospitality and luxury goods industries.
Press ReleasePress Release
September 1, 2020
August Newsletter
Current international border status and our take, dream destination Samui, and: can planes fly & land anywhere?
August 6, 2020
July Newsletter
Despite COVID, we make progress. Close collaboration with Government authorities, interesting facts & figures, and more...
July 1, 2020
June Newsletter
Heaven on earth in Phuket, guest’s after-landing checklist, and more...
June 10, 2020
Getting around Thailand by Seaplane will soon become a reality
June 1, 2020
May Newsletter
Dream destination: Kanchanaburi, about seaplanes and the environment, and more...
May 12, 2020
April Newsletter
Dream destination: Koh Talu, can any pilot be a seaplane pilot?, and more...
April 24, 2020
Aero Telegraph
Our airport is on the beach, surrounded by coconut trees (in German)
April 22, 2020
taff, Pro7
Interview and flight with CBO Dennis Keller for the lifestyle show ‘taff’ on German TV channel Pro7
March 31, 2020
March Newsletter
Our COVID-19 sitrep, seaplanes for delivery & evacuation, dream destination of the month: Koh Kood
March 19, 2020
Smart Aviation APAC
Thailand’s Siam Seaplane Plans 2020 Debut
March 9, 2020
Tropic Ocean Airways USA & Siam Seaplane Sign Letter of Intent
Press ReleasePress Release
February 21, 2020
Aero Telegraph
Neue Wasserflugzeug-Airline will Thailands Inseln anfliegen (in German)
February 16, 2020
CH Aviation
Thailand's Siam Seaplane outlines operational plans
January 10, 2020
Seaplane Magazine
Siam Seaplane Thailand - Aims to Launch in 2020
November 28, 2019
CH Aviation
Thailand's Siam Seaplane targets 2Q20 launch
November 22, 2019
Matichon Online
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November 21, 2019
Travel News Asia
Seaplanes in Thailand? Interview with Dennis Keller, CBO of Siam Seaplane
November 21, 2019
Bangkok Post
A show for yacht lovers
November 21, 2019
TTR Weekly
Marine lifestyle on show in Pattaya
November 20, 2019
The Phuket News
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