I found myself wondering today, "Where do seaplanes land when the water's choppy?" I suppose they have wheels too, but it's not like you can always find an airstrip in remote Alaska. And what if you take off and the water's calm, but then a storm blows in and a lot of big waves appear? You'd just have to circle around and hope the storm blows over before you run out of fuel. If I owned one of these planes, I'd never be able to enjoy flying it. I'd spend all of my time staring at radar screens and looking over my shoulder for bad weather.