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Onboard a Maldivian seaplane


The Maldives is made up of a chain of almost 1,200 small islands and with so few landing strips it is no surprise that the island nation has the biggest fleet of seaplanes anywhere in the world.

Fast:track talked some pilots to find out what it is really like to fly one.

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