A Milestone Passes for Wipaire’s Popular 2100A Floats

The Aviat Husky makes a fitting platform for the Wipaire 2100A float mod. Wipaire

A Husky on floats forms nearly the perfect summer fly-away machine—if the pilot’s destination involves lakes or rivers in remote areas. Wipaire, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020, announced on April 5 that it has delivered 500 of its popular 2100A float kits, with the latest going to a customer to be put on an Aviat A-1C-180 Husky.

“The Wipline 2100A is the best-selling float in its class. This milestone delivery reflects the durability and reliability of the design and construction. Since the first set was certified in 1997, this model of amphibious float has remained number one choice for owners of smaller aircraft,” said Chuck Wiplinger, president and CEO of Wipaire, Inc, “We want to thank our employees for reaching this historic delivery and all the customers who trust us with their aircraft.”

Attendees at the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo can see the Husky with the floats on display on Friday, April 16, at the Wipaire booth (MD-032D). The floats are available in both amphibious or straight (seaplane) configurations, and the floats feature two large-sized hatches, measuring 20 3/8 inches by 10 1/2 inches and able to carry up to 50 lbs each. The floats are crafted with aluminum skins and laser-cut with pre-punched rivet holes for easy repairs.

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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