Thayer, In the video it appears it was dead calm with no wind at all. Had there been some wind I'm guessing the G-44 would not have come in for landings so fast. Agree? That is one sweet looking / flying airplane. It looks and flies better than the Catalina! Dang, I guess it's time to get the credit card out! That is one, nice, little pond and please don't tell us your backyard is on the lake! I so wish that was my situation!