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The seaplane base is older than Philadelphia International Airport, and probably older than the now abandoned airfield at the Navy Yard.
Float planes use the water at the entrance to Darby Creek with north or south winds, and the waters between Little Tinicum and the mainland for east or west winds.
At times the airspace may appear crowded with the airport approach, Boeing helicopter test flights and the float planes, but for me it is just more cool stuff to look at on the river.
The river is rarely a dull place, we have a good collection of birds of pray including eagles and hawks, a variety of commercial shipping and a variety of aircraft including the occasional V22 Osprey.