Sunday Waterbird Pic Commentary By J.J.Frey

SundayDo 28 Twin Engine on EDO Model 58-4580 FLoats

Sunday Waterbird Picture Commentary By J.J.Frey


Do 28 Twin Engine on EDO Model 58-4580 Floats – Picture submitted by Malte Höltken

Picture Commentary written by J.J.Frey – I enjoyed the shot of this Dornier Do-28 on EDO Model 58-4580 floats. The seaplane version was done in the late 60’s or 70’s by an organization called Jobmaster in Seattle,WA. The guy who owned the company was Clayton Scott and he is quite famous for a number of strange seaplane float installations. I believe the seaplane versions could have Lycoming Engines with 250 or 290 Horsepower.

There were at least 6 different aircraft flying in North America, 2 or 3 sets in Alaska, an additional 2 set were used by an operator in Wisconsin as a charter operator running daily service to Parks in upper Michigan. I think to remember one set  in Canada. I understand it was a quite a good seaplane and I once rode in one and was quite impressed with the performance.