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Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:04 am
by jjbaker
Hello Seaplane Experts!

I have been asked to consult a local municipality in determining where and how seaplanes should, or actually do, dispose of their sewage.

Especially larger aircraft like the J3 Cub are often equipped with addidional sewage tanks (concealed as belly pods) and the question arises naturally as to where and how the solid and liquid material collected during flights may be disposed of, in a environmentally responsible manner.

I know that large fleet operators often simply dispose directly into the waterways, which causes occasional collisions of fecal matter with boats and swimmers.

This is also often cited as the real reason for invasive species and a big concern to local authorities, when it comes to allowing seaplane access.

We have found traces of anerobic rectum fermentium bacterium in various rivers and ponds frequented by seaplanes, indicating a need for immediate action by the authorities.

A New York State J3-Cub pilot was recently penalized for dumping his remaining kerosene, his remaining chemtrailing fluid and several gallons of fecal matter into a pristine lake in an undisclosed state in the Notheast. He later claimed a lack of facilities.

How do you deal with the various liquids and solid materials in need of immediate disposal after flying your seaplane?

1. Fecal matter and liquids
2. Engine OIL (also known as 7IO)
3. Kerosene
4. Chemtrail Liquids
5. Residual lead from the fuel tanks

Thanks for all info!

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:52 am
by RKittine
I always provide Depends, Adult Diapers to my passengers for any trip over 15 minutes.

In all seriousness though, in Sag Harbor, seaplanes that moor outside the 1,500 foot from shore limit are serviced by the local Pump Out Service Boats that operate in the Harbor. There is no charge for this service, though the operators are normally tipped. Boats are a much bigger problem then the occasional seaplane as it is easy to open a seacock undetected, especially under way.

Bob

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:05 pm
by KlausNW
Why would I dump my Chemtrail liquids in the water? I always spread all of it over the cities, that what the men-in-black pay me to do.

I dump my J-3 sewage tanks the same place the geese and ducks dump theirs.

All the other toxic and radioactive materials are put in with the Chemtrail liquids.

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:26 pm
by cubdriver2
I just pee while standing on the float Image

Glenn

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:47 pm
by RKittine
Looks more like when standing on a snow covered iced over lake Glenn.

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:23 pm
by BGH
I believe that I'm a more predictable pilot than I used to be so less chance of scaring the crap out of my passengers - but had you been with me Saturday night while doing some night recurrency there might have been seepage.

Daryl

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:50 am
by jjbaker
Me thinks you guys are not taking these questions very seriously.

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:13 am
by RKittine
Me thinks you might be onto something there JJ. Maybe I am uneducated, but I have yet to be in a Seaplane with an operating bathroom / head. Though the biggest ones I have been in only hold 19 people.

Bob

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:00 am
by jjbaker
Oh wow!

I've never been to a bathroom that could hold 19 people!

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:17 pm
by RKittine
Ah, You kidith. 19 seats in the plane. A bathroom, that no one ever used on any of the flights that I was on.

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:32 am
by KeithSmith
jjbaker wrote:I've never been to a bathroom that could hold 19 people!

You missed a lot of great times like that by never being in the American Army.

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:50 am
by RKittine
I was in the American Airforce. Plenty of times in big bathrooms, just none on a Seaplane.

Re: Seaplane Sewage (Disposal Question)

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:23 pm
by KeithSmith
RKittine wrote:I was in the American Airforce. Plenty of times in big bathrooms ..........

USAF Latrine Safety