Seaplanemagazine Looking For Guest Editors
Here is an opportunity to become part of the coolest news and story site on seaplane flying! Our long-time contributing editor Chris Buckner is departing for the United States to finally finish his pilot training. While in training, focus should be on training, so we will see a bit less from him on Seaplanemagazine.com.
As most of you know, the site is a pure product of passion and dedication, with now 24 contributors we have had the privilege of featuring some incredible stories from all over the world. From well known writers to people from all walks of life in aviation, we’ve seen great feedback and support. While the folks at Wipaire and our community supporters are helping us tremendously to keep the site running, sponsorship or advertising money has been incredibly difficult to gain.
All of us are volunteer writers for the time being and until the financial challenges of the page can be supported by readers we can’t pay for articles, pictures or feature stories. Additionally, the course of the site is being adjusted again to re-focus more on the incredible adventure and fun of seaplane and general aviation flying. We will continue to cover some news from the aviation industry, but the main focus on the site will be stronger on the uniqueness of what we get to do and enjoy in this industry. Our readership is young and upbeat about the future of flying.
How To Start?
Let us know what topic you would like to cover and if you would like to submit weekly, biweekly, or monthly columns. We are not looking for literature professors or highly technical writers, but would love a passionate and actively flying pilot who dares to step out of the silent mass and take the readers along for an event, a special flight, a trip report, or a story about their seaplane training. Somewhere between 500 – 1,000 words with pictures would be more than good enough. We can’t stress enough not to hold back for fear of not being able to provide a good story. Everything is edited and proofread prior to publication.
No Experience Required!
We use WordPress as our platform and for those who are comfortable with the software and its specialties, we can provide contributor access. For those unfamiliar, or not willing to learn the ins and outs, sending an Email to Jason Baker, together with pictures will suffice. Contributing editors do get a profile so that their work appears under their name. In your bio, you have enough space to tell readers what makes you tick, what you do for work or anything you deem important for your followers to know.