Time to attend Uncle Ricky's Summer Seaplane Camp up in Michigan, to renew wing and water skills while dodging pesky jet skiers. The seaplane pilot should brief passengers on various safety items including seatbelt use. In the event of the seaplane capsizing, a seatbelt could restrain a panicky passenger under water. What best describes FAA policies for seatbelt use in seaplane operations?


Passengers should leave seatbelts unfastened or loosened during water taxiing to position for takeoff or after landing.


Passengers should fasten seatbelts whenever the aircraft is in motion.


Both passengers and crew should leave seatbelts unfastened during taxi but fastened on takeoff and landing.


Seatbelts are not required in seaplanes if the passengers are provided personal flotation devices (PFD).

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