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unique. versatile. economical.


SeaMax was designed to deliver an experience that is both exhilarating & functional.

The SeaMax M-22 amphibious aircraft was the first S-LSA certified flying boat in the world. Since the FAA’s groundbreaking regulatory changes created the new Light Sport Aircraft category in 2004, SeaMax has been leading the industry, designing the M-22 in 1998, flying the prototype in 2001 and introducing the first factory produced M-22 in 2002.

Today, with more than 7 years of the FAA’s relaxed guidelines in the Light Sport Category, the certification and availability of the M-22 make this aircraft the most successful amphibious S-LSA in the world. It is SeaMax’s intention to continue to improve and transform the industry, making its affordable aircraft available to the ever-growing population that shares our fascination with advanced recreational activities.

With safety always a priority, the SeaMax M-22 is designed to deliver an experience that is both exhilarating and functional.  With its amphibious floating hull design, the M-22 takes its pilots and passengers to an array of destinations in diversified conditions that few can ever reach.   After years spent developing 21 other designs before it and 135 planes flying in over 50 countries, the SeaMax M-22 is the most proven certified flying boat S-LSA in the world today.  The M-22 is a bold, yet elegant design that combines the rewards of beauty, performance, safety, and adventure!


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The Sport Pilot Certificate

Today, the dream of flight is more accessible and more affordable than ever before. The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) legal acceptance of the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) proposed Sport Pilot classification in July of 2004 opened up a new set of opportunities for students, aspiring and already certificated pilots. Over the past 100 years the cost of attaining a pilot's certificate has steadily increased. The Sport Pilot Certificate is the first major breakthrough in years that addresses that situation on a number of fronts. Though it comes with certain limitations, the Sport Pilot Certificate is a full license to fly, and therefore is an ideal way for the "recreational only" flyer to attain a pilot's certificate without the intensive time commitment and large expense of years past.


The SeaMax M-22 is an S-LSA (Special Light Sport Aircraft), and therefore falls squarely under these new, relaxed rules pertaining to the Sport Pilot. Of course the Sport Pilot Certificate is also an excellent foundation for one to be able to continue training and acquire additional ratings

Sport Pilot Certificate v. Private Pilot License

5 hours v. 10 hours

None v. 3 hours

20 hours v. 40 hours

27 hours v. 66 hours

40 questions v. 60 questions

Drivers Liscense v. 3rd Class Medical

$9,000 v. $4,500

Solo Flight Time

Night Flight Time

Minimum Total Flight Time  

Average Total Flight Time    

Written Exam

Medical Exam  

Minimum Estimated Training Costs  

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M-22 By the Numbers


  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 19 ft 10 in
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 6 in
  • Wing area: 130 sq ft
  • Cabin width: 46.9 in
  • Empty weight: 720 lbs
  • Max fuel capacity: 26.5 gal
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,320 lbs
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 ULS piston, 100 hp
  • Usable Fuel Types: Premium Auto Fuel, AVGAS 100LL


  • Maximum speed: 130 mph (113kts)
  • Cruise speed: 115 mph (100kts)
  • Stall speed: 36 mph (31kts)
  • Endurance: 5 hours at cruise
  • Rate of Climb: 1000 ft/min
  • Take off Distance (Required): 400 feet
  • Landing Distance (Required): 500 feet



Luminati Aerospace LLC

400 David Court   |  Calverton, NY 11933

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