# Do you need to have a raft if you're in a seaplane?

One of the basic rules of flying over water is that you need some kind of raft if you're out of power-off glide range from land. Does that also apply to seaplanes or amphibious planes?

• Are you asking a pure regulation question, as in you are required to, or what is considered more general good sense?
– GdD
Oct 1 '20 at 8:38
• @GdD This is a pure regulation question. Good sense would obviously say to take a raft, even if you're not required to. 😇 Oct 1 '20 at 14:07

• "Flotation gear" - you mean those gigantic pontoons bolted to the bottom of my plane? NOTE: according to Merriam-Webster, there's only one a in flotation, but floatation is a less common, but still correct spelling. Who knew? Why? Who cares? Oct 1 '20 at 11:15