Here is a Maule 7 on floats. Whenever I see a Maule, I think of this old picture of a Maule flying out of a hangar. Company founder B. D. Maule completed his first prototype in 1957 and won an award at the EAA convention that year. FAA type certification was issued four years later in 1961. Today, Maule Air Inc. remains true to its STOL roots and to B. D. Maule's vision. Here is a detailed history of the company from their web site.