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MAY 2016

MAY 1, Tavares Seaplane Splash-in, Lake Dora, Tavares, “America’s Seaplane City” (FA1). N28-48.043 W081-43.655. There will be a two day event. If you have never been to Tavares Seaplane Base, you need to see what the city has provided for seaplane pilots worldwide. They have two seaplane events each year, in the spring & fall. Also, stop in any time. Tavares caters to seaplanes since 2011. “I have been there many times and highly recommend it.” (SPA Bill Schmalz.) 9am-3pm. Competitions start at 11am. Seaplane pilots who fly in will receive $10.00 dining vouchers to the downtown restaurants, prizes, & awards! Parking: seaplane ramp to tarmac, docks, & green grass shoreline. Fuel. Visit www.tavares.org for event information & registration packet. Call or email to register:  Cheri Moan CMoan@tavares.org 352-742-6176. 201 East Main Street, Tavares, Florida 32778-1068. Seaplane base information 352-742-6267 or www.tavares.org.

May 7- Maryland: Essex Skypark (W48) Annual Fly-In & Splash-In Pancake Breakfast, 9-1130am. Plenty of parking for aircraft and cars on field, as well as seaplanes on a 100-ft-wide sandy beach area. Mogas & 100LL available. For general information contact Piper40@aol.com. For seaplane information contact Rob Richardson, Richardsoniv@gmail.com. See http://www.essexskyparkassn.org/essex/index.jsp

May 13-15 – Alaska: In Talkeetna Alaska Splash-in/fly-in free pancake breakfast, free overnight camping at the Talkeetna State Airport (PATK) airport, free activities for kids a free showing of the Cliff Hudson movie, (the story of his life). Booths featuring local and aviation items. Performance demonstration, airplane contest (Best in show, Most Alaskan, Hanger Queen). And fly over. Contact Drew Haag at 907-733-4808, www.abovealaska.com or facebook.com/Hudson TKA. Contact: Sarah Russell, Manager Above Alaska Aviation, LLC, PO Box 821, Talkeetna, AK 99676 907-733-4808

May 14- Virginia: Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport (KJGG) Seaplane Fly-In. Arrival time 9am to 3pm. Noon lunch and meeting at the FBO in the upstairs conference room. Join Virginia Seaplane Association and get 10% off lunch and 20% off fuel. Free parking for the day for all association participants. Peoples Choice Award: Plaque awarded to the aircraft owner who has the best-looking seaplane at the fly-in, decided by a vote by the people (including the general public) in attendance on the date of the fly-in. Non-members of the Virginia Seaplane Association who own seaplanes are welcome to attend. Your suggestions are encouraged. Bad weather backup following next Saturday. Contact Charley Rogers 757-229-9256 or wjairport@yahoo.com.

May 13 -14 – Alabama: Lake Guntersville Yacht Club. Guntersville Airport (8A1). We are expecting a great turnout of both seaplanes, Wooden and Classic Boats and look forward to seeing you, too. Seaplane pilots, Contact Airport manager Bob Martin 256-486-5121 airport@guntersvilleal.org Michael Kirkpatrick 256-837-8004,. mkirkpatrick@dese.com GPS N34-38.6362 W086-28.0120.

May 20-22- Minnesota: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association’s Annual Safety Seminar, Madden’s on East Gull Lake, Brainerd. Twin Cities Sectional Chart. We welcome seaplane, ski plane and wheel plane pilots to the Saturday full-day seminar. Friday evening Airshow. Evening Banquet and Banquet speaker on Saturday. Restaurant, grass runway with camping at 9W2, marina with fuel, docks, sand beach.   Maddens on Gull Lake is located at 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, Minnesota, 56401. Reservations call Ben Thuringer 218-855-5910 or ben@maddens.com or 800-642-5363; fax 218-829-7698; email reservation@maddens.com. Other questions contact Randy Schoephoerster 952-594-1184 or randy@airtreknorth.com or www.mnseaplanes.com.  This weekend event is the weekend before Memorial Day

May 21-22 – Virginia: Seaplane Splash-In, Lake Anna. N38-04.590 W077-48.740. Unicom 123.40. This is a two-day social gathering with food, fun, flying & camping. RSVP before May 11, Bob Woodberry’s house, 703-785-1505 or n75196@aol.com. 120 Old Mill Ct. Mineral, VA. Nearest airport LKU; fuel available, 12 miles away, or 7W4, no fuel, 10 miles away. ET Tello 704 491-3152 or etseabee@yahoo.com Call for pick up.

JUNE 2016

June 3 – 5 New York, Speculator Pilots Weekend. Seaplanes fly in to Lake Pleasant (N43.49584 W074.36y046) and land planes to Piseco Airport K09. Renew the good old days at this social and safety seminar event. Contact: rsnowy@frontiernet.net or info@speculatorchamber.com . Seaplane parking 75 plus other adjourning lakes. Complimentary transportation. Accommodations & restaurants – Chamber @ 518 548 4521. SPA Field Director Steve Hicks

June 4 – Maine: Seaplane Safety Expo, Brandy Pond Seaplane Base (5ME), Naples. Since 2000. There will be a variety of speakers on seaplane safety, techniques, and regulations. 9am-2pm. Refreshments and lunch. Camping on the field and lodging nearby. Contact Steve Williams 207-350-2120, swilliams@mecoseal.com.

June 11 – New Hampshire: Wings, Water & Wheels open house at Laconia Airport, 10am–2pm. This wonderful event has been going on since 2012. You can participate by bringing your aircraft, show car, motorcycle, or boat. We invite you to bring antique or unusual vehicles and put them on display. Contact Diane Terrill 603-524-5003 or diane.terrill@laconiaairport.com, Laconia Municipal Airport, 65 Aviation Drive, Gilford, NH 03249.

June 13-15 – Michigan: Otsego Lake Splash-In, Otsego County Park, Gaylord. This three-day social gathering began in 1981. Held on the 2nd weekend in June. Contact Randy Rhodes 519-676-3569, Nancy 248-431-5407, or rjrhodes@hotmail.com.

JUNE 14 – Idaho: Hill’s Resort Huckleberry Seaplane Splash-in and Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast 10:00 am at Hill’s Resort 4777 West Lakeshore Road, Priest Lake, Idaho 83856. N48.53, 2849 W116.92-1268. Sec Great Fall’s on the southwest corner of Luby Bay on Priest Lake, Idaho.  Deep water lake, Sandy beach, Great local area museum within walking distance, Docks, Boat Moorings, Marina, Camping, Restaurant, Golf, Hiking, Kayak Rentals, all the resort amenities. Special important guests/speakers probable.  Cabins and rooms are available but CALL SEVERAL MONTHS IN ADVANCE for reservations, the resort books up for the summer.  Room reservations contact is: deskhr@hillsresort.com Phone 208-443-2551. Seaplane parking on a sandy beach. Wheel planes land at 67S and tell us you are coming when you RSVP so we can arrange transportation. RSVP is IMPORTANT so we know how many to expect and can accommodate everyone for breakfast: Contact Mike Kincaid EMAIL seaplanes@roadrunner.com. Contact 208-635-5102 Comments: This is an unsponsored event, but an invitation to meet members of the Huckleberry Seaplanes Association and to receive tips for local seaplane and back country camping and excursions in North Idaho.

June 17 – 19 – Michigan: Grand Marais Bay Seaplane Splash-In, since 1997. This wonderful event includes a water contest on Saturday and dinner in the evening. Official registration begins on Friday, followed by a potluck cookout. Pilots are welcome to arrive on Thursday for an informal beach party. Contact Ed & Karla Bowen, Chairmen of the event, PO Box 354, Grand Marais, MI. 49839 or ebowen@jamadots.com or www.grandmaraismichigan.com

June 18 – Florida: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora. Florida’s most historic hotel, built in 1883. Summer lawn concert and street Palazzo. Just pull your seaplane on the beach and listen to the free concert 6:30-9:30pm. Great summer rates. Accommodations & restaurant, call 800-556-5016, www.lakeside-inn.com. Third Saturday of the month.

June 25 – South Carolina: Seaplane Splash-In, Lake Murray. N34.02-070 W081.19-110. This wonderful social gathering, which began in 2012, is from 9am–5pm. Hamburgers, brats, & drinks provided. Please bring a dish to share. Unicom 123.40. This is one of the lakes that Jimmy Doolittle and his pilots used to practice bombing for the Tokyo Raid. In fact, just recently they recovered a B-25 from the lake! Just look for the Seabees on the beach. Contact ET Edgar Tello 704-491-3152, etseabee@yahoo.com.

JULY 2016

July TBA 2017 – Montana: Stillwater Seaplane Splash-in, Stillwater. Bill Montgomery 406-881-2236 or 425-750-6100, bill@stillwaterlanding.com. Ry Keller 406-250-2160, President EAA Chapter 102, www.eaa102.org or www.stillwaterlanding.com.

July TBA 2017 – Canada: Yellowknife, NT. Midnight Sun Fly in Association. www.midnightsunflyin.com Contact floatplaneflyin@gmail.com (867)-873-4036 Facebook Midnight Sun Fly In, Twitter: float plane fly-in. Picnic, Live Entertainment, BBQ, Airplanes rides, Pancake breakfast, Fishing/sightseeing.

July 8-16 – Canada: Norseman Floatplane Festival, Red Lake, Ontario. Red Lake welcomes visitors from around the world to help the community celebrate iconic bush planes. Lots of fun for any aviation lover and lots of entertainment, activities, and experiences for the whole family. Norseman Festival Committee, PO Box 122, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, P0V-2M0. Contact Duane Riddell, duane@norsemanfestival.on.ca , 1-877-727-3012 or www.norsemanfestival.on.ca. Last weekend in July.

July 15-17 – Maine: Sikorsky Seaplane Seminar Splash-In/Fly-In, Bradford Camps, Munsungan Lake and Seaplane Base (ME3). The topic will be history of WWI airships, 1930s flying boats, and early helicopters. A great venue for all pilots. Contact Igor & Karen Sikorsky III, 207-746-7777, maine@bradfordcamps.com or 207-433-0660. PO Box 729, Ashland, Maine 04732. www.bradfordcamps.com. Office 207-439-6364.

July 16- Florida: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora. Florida’s most historic hotel, built in 1883. Summer lawn concert and street Palooza. Just pull your seaplane on the beach and listen to the free concert 6:30-9:30pm. Great summer rates. Accommodations & restaurant, call 800-556-5016, www.lakeside-inn.com. Third Saturday of the month.

July 16 – Alaska: Marion Lake Splash-In. At the home of Rob Hutchison on Marion Lake. It’s a potluck –– bring your favorite dish and join Rob with his brother Johnny for some fun! This wonderful event, held since 2008, goes from 2pm to midnight. The GPS knows the lake as 85AK; it is on the Big Lake (BGQ) VOR 112 deg. radial @3.7 nm; N61-30.550 W149-54.510; Unicom 122.75. All types of seaplanes welcome. Marion Seaplane Base has a 3400-ft water-landing lane. Contact Bret Brown at 907-223-1554, aksled@gmail.com or www.alaskagruman.com and see photos by Terry Dickenson.

July 16 – Wisconsin: Phelps Pholk Phest and Phly In, North Twin Lake. N46-03.5959 W089-05.1888. 20 Moorings, pontoon boat, parking for 5 Flying boats. Noon-dusk. Contact Colin Snooke 4238 Deerskin Rd., Phelps, 54554. Call 715-545-2022, anewphelps@gmail.com. Accommodations at Lakeview Motel 715-545-2101, phelpslakeview@gmail.com.

July 25-31 – Wisconsin: EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport, and Seaplane Base. Contact 800-843-3612, www.airventure.org.

July 29 – Wisconsin: Oshkosh, Seaplane Base Friday night fish fry.

July 30 – Wisconsin: Oshkosh, Seaplane Base Saturday night buffet/watermelon social and seaplane award.

AUGUST 2016

August TBA – Virginia: Smith Mountain Lake Splash-In. Two-day social event.

August TBA – Virginia: Chesapeake Seaplane Splash-In at the Chickihominy Campgrounds near James City County Park. Two-day social event. Campsites, a playground, picnic shelters, a small store, access to the Virginia Capital Trail and riverfront camping. Contact 757-258-5020, 1350 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185

August 6 – Minnesota: Flekkefest Car, Airplane and Seaplane Show, Elbow Lake Airport (Y63). First Saturday in August since 1998. CTAF 122.9. 9am-2pm, free admission & parking. World-famous Ribeye steak sandwich at the Prairie Air FBO hangar. Awards at 1pm. Bring the whole family. New seaplane base, 5000-ft-long lake with dock, 100LL fuel available. Joe LaRue 218-685-6594, joe@prairie-air.net.

August 9 – Minnesota: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Pig Roast, Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4), Lino Lakes. Starting at noon on Sunday. Bring the whole family to this wonderful event. Seaplanes can be pulled out of the water and parked on dry land. Contact Mary Alverson at 612-240-0123, m.alverson@hotmail.com; Bruce Hanson 651-332-0444; or Ben Thuringer 218-838-2805, ben@maddens.com.

August 14-16 – Washington: RAF & WSPA Sullivan Lake Splash-In, Sullivan Lake. Camping and pot luck meals. N48-50.45 W117-17.04. Contact Greg Corrado 206-383-7560, gcorrado@wavecable.com,

August 15- Florida: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora. Florida’s most historic hotel, built in 1883. Summer lawn concert and street Palooza. Just pull your seaplane on the beach and listen to the free concert 6:30-9:30pm. Great summer rates. Accommodations & restaurant, call 800-556-5016, www.lakeside-inn.com. Third Saturday of the month.

August 15 – Canada: Bernie’s Seaplane Splash-In. Seaplanes and helicopters on Patry Island on the Gatineau River, two miles south of Bouchette and six miles south of the Maniwaki Airport, Quebec. N46-10-25 W075-57-30, Unicom 123.2, 9am-4pm. Free lunch for pilots! Bernie 613-447-0092, bernieavion2007@hotmail.com or Andre 819-329-2830, info@pontiacairpark.com.

August 19 – USA: National Aviation Day. In 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed August 19 –– birthday of first pilot Orville Wright –– as America’s first National Aviation Day, commemorating the development of aviation. So how does an aviator mark this occasion? GET OUT AND FLY!! Happy National Aviation Day, everyone!

August 20 – Iowa: Abel Island Fly-in, Float-In, Potluck and BBQ.  Guttenberg, Iowa  IA23.  This event has been held every August since 2000 from Noon to 3:00 PM.  Seaplanes can land on the mighty Mississippi River and step taxi to the sandy shoreline or land on the backwater with no current.  The marina is there with auto gas.  Or experience the fun of landing on a well-maintained 2600-foot turf strip on an Island in the middle of the Mississippi River.  Bring your own meat and a dish to share.  We will provide the grills, water and coffee.  There will also be a limited amount of smoked chicken legs for those not able to bring their own meat.  Call Gary Fisher 319-480-0913, FlyinEyeDr@aol.com or check out our website with lots of pictures: www.abelisland.com

August 21- 22 – Minnesota: EAA Chapter 1397 2nd Annual Airplane/Seaplane Fly-In, Moberg Air Base/Seaplane Base, Bemidji. Moberg Air Base/Seaplane Base (96M) is just southwest of the Bemidji Regional Airport (KBJI). Food will be served 9am-2pm. Onsite lavatory and fuel. Contact Paul Wannarka 218-333-8645. Check out the EAA Chapter 1397 website at http://web.paulbunyan.net/1397/

August 29-30 – Maine: Bowman Field Fly-in & Safety Seminar, Bowman Field (B10), East Livermore. Since 1986. Come join us for a weekend of family fun. You will find a variety of seaplanes, airplanes, antique engines and cars, flea market, games for kids, daily candy drops, camping and lots or airport camaraderie. Saturday safety seminar, dinner, campfire, and live band. Seaplanes can land on the river beside the airport. If you have a hull, floats, or wheels, mark your calendar and we will see you there. Contact Ken Lyman kas1@myfairpoint.net 207-897-5104, email@bowmanfieldflyingclub.com or www.bowmanfieldflyingclub.com. Last weekend in August.

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 4- Connecticut: Simsbury Fly-in and Car Show at Simsbury Airport 4B9. The largest event of its kind in the Northeast, featuring displays of 700+ beautiful airplanes and autos.  Many amphibs show up, plus homebuilts, helos, antiques, small warbirds, gyrocopters, and lots more.  Many new aircraft (and autos) on display by dealers.  Over 100 added attractions and exhibitors, making this like a country fair for aviators.  Aviation seminars.  Judging and trophies, Ben and Jerry’s, live music, Displays by several aviation museums, pancake breakfast, lunch.  Full details, schedule, directions, seminars, and lots more at www.simsburyflyin.com.  NOTE due to the high volume of aircraft arrivals, FAA has established arrival procedures:  please see them on our website.

September 6 – Washington: Washington Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-In, Mason Lake. N47-19.05 W122-59.12. BBQ lunch 11am-4pm. Contact Greg Corrado 206-383-7560, gcorrado@wavecable.com.

September 8-11 – Ontario, Canada: Northern Lake Amphibian Pilots’ Fly-In/Splash-In, Killarney. Contact Donna Louth 905-304-6337, donnacalderlouth@aol.com or captain@northernlakeamphibianpilots.com or www.northernlakeamphibianpilots.com/. Killarney Mountain Lodge call Bonnie 800-461-1117, escape@killarney.com or www.killarney.com.

September 10-13 – Maine: Greenville International Seaplane Splash-In/Fly-In, Greenville. Since 1973. This seaplane splash-in has a strong reputation as being one of the world’s largest and oldest continuously held seaplane events. Thursday boat ride with food and drinks on the Katahdin. Friday dinner at hangar. Saturday dinner and guest speaker at hangar. A must-see event. Contact Darralyn Gauvin at 207-695-3631, darralyn@myfairpoint.net or 207-695-2928, info@seaplanefly-in.org or www.seaplanefly-in.

September 9-12 – Wisconsin: Eagle River Seaplane Splash-In, Maple View Resort 715-479-4600, Pioneer Lake, Conover. 6 miles NE of Eagle River, N46-00-38.61 W089-12-46.05. Arrive Friday am, depart Sunday pm. Reservations need to be made 2 months in advance at Maple View Resort. Meals included. Seaplane parking for 22 on beach plus 14 buoyed. Complete package is about $135.00 per person for the weekend. Event includes seaplane competition and poker run. Saturday night banquet and awards. Contacts: Sandy 404-550-7459, David Zawistowski 715-892-1712, Dave davecran@gmail.com, Dan Ellingson 404-242-1550 danellingson@hotmail.com or Maple View Resort 715-479-4600, www.mapleviewresort.com

September

12 – Wisconsin: Scarecrow Fest, Phelps Pholk Phest and Phly-In, North Twin Lake. N46-03.5959 W089-05.1888. 20 moorings, pontoon boat, parking for 5 flying boats. Noon-dusk. Contact Colin Snooke 4238 Deerskin Rd., Phelps, Wisconsin 54554. Call 715-545-2022, anewphelps@gmail.com. Accommodations at Lakeview Motel 715-545-2101, phelpslakeview@gmail.com.

September 15-18 – California: Clear Lake Seaplane Splash-In, Lakeport. Since 1979. Unicom 122.90. Docks will serve straight-float planes, and the ramp at the Natural High School field is available for amphibians. Thursday Welcome BBQ for early arrivals, also Friday night welcome reception with appetizers and Lake County Wine for pre-registered pilots and guests only. Call for more info. Aircraft unable to land on water more than once are welcome at Lampson Field (1O2); shuttle service will be available Saturday and Sunday from airport to splash-in venue. Skylark Shores Resort is the event headquarters. Saturday spot-landing, takeoff, and water-bombing contests, safety seminars, and BBQ dinner with raffles and awards followed by seaplane flying presentation. Contact: Melissa Fulton 707-263-5092, www.clearlakesplashin.com. Skylark Shores Hotel, 1120 N. Main St., Lakeport, California, 707-263-6151 or 800-675-6151, info@skylarkshoreshotel.com.

September 17 – New York: Curtiss Seaplane Homecoming and Hammondsport Seaplane Splash-In & Fly-In on Keuka Lake, Hammondsport. Please join us at the south end of Keuka Lake the week after Greenville International Seaplane Splash-In. Friday no planned activities, but town docks and amphibian ramp available. Those who arrive have a great time in the local bars and restaurants. Saturday local flying and seaplane parade around Keuka. Unicom 123.45. Cocktail hour 5pm, dinner 6pm, guest speaker 7:30pm. Reservations 607-569-2160 or contact Jean Doherty info@glennhcurtissmuseum.org. Be careful at the docks. If you pull in nose first there is no facing on the boardwalk. The floats can go under the boardwalk, exposing your prop and cowling to damage. If the wind is out of the north, making the docks unusable, there is a beach on the southeastern shore. Amphibians may drive up the ramp just west of the docks. Small grass strip, Kolo Field, uncharted, about 1 mile south of town just east of Route 54. Try on 123.45 to get a ride, or call the museum.

September 18 – New York: SIMSBURY FLY-IN AND CAR SHOW (4B9) The 31th anniversary Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show was held on Sunday from 8 AM to 3 PM.  The weather was beautiful and many thousands of spectators enjoyed the show. The info on this website describes our event, and will be updated when plans are finalized. We are the largest of its kind in New England. We feature 700+ great airplanes and cars of virtually every type and vintage, plus over 100 activities, exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers to interest the entire family. We are like a very special kind of country fair, with special emphasis on airplanes and cars.  Yes, dogs are welcome, and we even provide them a watering station.  For some great photos of our show, courtesy of the Hartford Courant, click here.  The photos on the right margins are courtesy of Phil Worley and the Simsbury Camera Club.  There’s also a great story and photos about our event at http://photorecon.net/simsbury-airport-opens-its-doors/, and video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpuECOUrks&feature=youtu.be couresy of Kurt Grashaw.

September 24 – Virginia: Mid-Atlantic Splash-in 10am-5pm. Broad River, fresh water N37.305000 W077.214900. Ramp, Sand, Buoy, anchorage. Amphibflyer.wordpress.com Contact Don Maxwell 804-543-7110, donmaxwell@abstractconcreteworks.com

September TBA – Virginia: Lake Gaston Resort Seaplane Splash-In. N36-33.5237 W077-51.4649. Unicom 123.45. See wonderful and various kinds of seaplanes taking off and landing using one of our two watery “runways.” Food & drinks provided to pilots and their passengers. Rental accommodations & amenities available. Contact Bill Fosdick, VSPA President, at 540-872-6744, colfoz@gmail.com; or Steve Harris at 301-606-0723. Lake Gaston Resort 434-577-2193, seaplanes@lakegastonresort.com or www.lakegastonresort.com/splash-in_map.jpg.

September TBA – Maryland: Essex Skypark (W48) Annual Wings & Wheels, 9:00am-3:00pm. Aviation and antique car enthusiasts, come show off your machines. Events include local radio controlled aircraft club demonstration, FAA Safety Seminars, hayrides, music, and more. Free tee shirt to fly-in pilotsPlenty of parking for aircraft and cars on field, as well as seaplanes on a 100-ft-wide sandy beach area. Mogas & 100LL available. For general information contact Piper40@aol.com. For seaplane information contact Richardsoniv@gmail.com. See http://www.essexskyparkassn.org/essex/index.jsp

 September TBA – Indiana: Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-In at Pokagon State Park, Lake James, Angola. This seaplane event has been held since 2002 with two days of food, fun & flying. This event is always the weekend after Reno. Contact Randy Strebig 260-466-3961, randy.strebig@strebigconstruction.com or http://seaplanepilots.org/inspa.

 September TBA – Virginia: Near Hopewell, VA.  Seaplane splash-in. Contact Don Maxwell donmaxwell@abstractconcreteworks.com or For more details, please visit http://amphibflyer.wordpress.com/2014/04/

  September 23-24 – North Carolina: Long Island Airpark (NC26) Splash-In/Fly-In, Lake Norman, Long Island. Social gathering since 2001. Food, fun, & flying. Room for 8-9 straight-floats seaplanes on the lake. Friday night dinner party at ET’S house, 8291 Clipper Ct. Long Island, NC 28609. Saturday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, flying, seaplane splash-in, big party at hangar. Sunday: Breakfast, picnic at Lake Norman’s Island. Contact ET Edgar Tello 704-491-3152, etseabee@yahoo.com.

 OCTOBER 2016

 October 1 – Maryland: “AOPA Homecoming” Fly-In at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK). Come enjoy a traditional pancake breakfast and town hall discussion with AOPA President Mark Baker, meet and mingle with AOPA staff, take part in educational and safety seminars, and explore aircraft displays and aviation exhibits. Various flying activities and clinics will be offered, and for those who aren’t yet pilots come visit our learn-to-fly area. No admission charge, and lunch is free for all AOPA members. http://www.aopa.org/Events/2014/October/AOPA-Frederick-Fly-In.aspx.

 October 1-2 – Alabama: Lake Guntersville Seaplane Splash-In, Guntersville (8A1). Since 2000. A weekend of competition, lunch, and dinner. Early seaplanes arriving Friday call Tom. Bob at Wyndham Gardens 256-582-2220, Holiday Inn 800-315-2621, Hampton Inn 888-370-0981, both on the lake. Contact Airport manager Bob Martin 256-486-5121 airport@guntersvilleal.org Michael Kirkpatrick 256-837-8004, mkirkpactrick@dese.com . GPS N34-38.6362 W086-28.0120. www.lakeguntersvillesplashin.com. First weekend in October.

October 7-8 Indiana: City of Rising Sun and Mac’s Seaplane Service (67IN) Ohio River Splash In. Ramping, Mooring and Lift Trailer Parking and Tie Down. Coincides with the City of Rising Sun’s Navy Bean Festival. Set in the City’s historic downtown and along the scenic banks of the mighty Ohio River, the Navy Bean Festival is filled with great food including the signature Navy Bean Soup and homemade cornbread. For the perfect small town festival just add rides & games, live music, a parade, and even more Navy Bean Soup. (Yes…it’s THAT good!). Professional Aviation Photography by Bob Burns, Featured in Water Flying Magazine. Guided fly outs to local destinations. Local attractions ; Camping, Hotels, Casino, Golf, Museum, Zip line, Canoeing/kayaking, Golf Carts rental, Restaurants and Hospitality. Flight Training, Maintenance and Altimeter-Transponder checks available. Contacts; Troy MacVey 515-509-7027 troymacvey@gmail.com or Steve Stewart 812-584-2444.

October 14-15 – Texas: Cedar Mills South Central Safety Seminar & Splash-In/Fly-In, Lake Texoma. Since 1997. Cedar Mills Marina & Resort. Contact Shamarie Hull 903-523-4222 ext. 234, shull@cedarmills.com.

 October 22 – Florida: Monster Splash Halloween Seaplane Fly-in, Lake Dora, Tavares –– “America’s Seaplane City.” N28-48.043 W081-43.655. If you have never been to Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1), you need to see what the city has provided for seaplane pilots worldwide. Tavares has two seaplane events each year, one in the spring & one in the fall. Or stop in any time –– Tavares caters to seaplanes. Join us at beautiful Wooton Park Saturday 9am-3pm for competitions such as the Smashing Pumpkin Drop! Prizes & awards. Seaplane pilots who fly in will receive a $10.00 dining voucher to downtown restaurants. Parking, seaplane ramp, docks & green grass shoreline. Visit www.tavares.org for event information & registration packet. Call or email to register: Lauren Farrell at lfarrell@tavares.org or 352-742-6176. Seaplane Base information: Joey Graham 352-742-6267 jgraham@tavares.org. This event is on the last Saturday in October.

NOVEMBER 2016

November 13 – Florida: Since 1993. N27-28.400 W081-27.000. Sunset Grille Restaurant, 2650 US 27 South; CONTACT 863-471-3900. Social event 10am–4pm. Lake Jackson is spring-fed and the most beautiful and clearest lake around. Over 2 miles in diameter with parking for 100+ seaplanes with white sand and green grass shoreline. Recommend 123.40 for Lake Jackson operation, left-hand traffic. Uncontrolled airspace and waterway. Second Sunday in March and November. For more information contact Bill Schmalz 561-414-6865.

November 14 – New York: Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Holiday Happenings 10am-4pm – contact Jean Doherty info@glennhcurtissmuseum.org.

 November 14 – Florida: Mount Royal Airpark (3FL0), Welaka. This one-day splash-in/ fly-in luncheon event will be held between 11am-5pm. Since 2010. CTAF 123.15. ALERT: the airpark is 1/2 mile to the east of R-2906. Call Jacksonville Center on 134.65 for MOA status. Mount Royal Airpark is at N29-26.093 W081-39.378, Unicom 123.15, 3000-ft paved runway or land in St. John’s River (Little Lake George). Dock by boat landing on east side. Call for pick up. For more information call David and Irene Zawistowski, cell 715-892-1712, home 386-467-0080, davecran@gmail.com Second Saturday in November.

 November 21 Florida: EAA chapter 1241 is hosting Aviation Day at the Marathon Airport Terminal (KMTH). 10am-5pm. Seaplanes & Key West Seaplanes, Vintage airplanes, Warbird, classic cars, free flights for those 8-17 years old, food, and fun. Free Admission for the whole family. eaachapter1241.membership.info@gmail.com.

 DECEMBER 2016

December TBA Bahamas: Bahamas Contact Elizabeth Vance, 954-260-0655 elizvance@comcast.net More information please visit www.bahamas.com/flying. As of 9-9-15 Customs arrival fee for pleasure flight (arrival on C7A) is $50.00. Departure tax per person $29.00.

JANUARY 2017

JANUARY 20-23 Florida: US Sport Aviation Expo, Sebring Airport (SEF). January is a winter wonderland for Light Sport aviation. Since 2004. 9am-5pm. The Seaplane Pilots Association will be there to support this wonderful event. A mix of new LSA models, inside hangar booths, and outside display tents with food, rides & lots of information on Light Sport aviation. Check out www.sport-aviation-expo.com or call Jana Filip at 863-655-6444 ext. 117 or expo@sebring-airport.com.

FEBRUARY 2017

February 14 – Maine: Bowman Field (B10) Ski-Plane Snow Fly-In, East Livermore. 10am-2pm. Chili/chowder cook-off between club members. Anyone can come and being a dish. The runway is rolled and in good condition. Contact Kenneth Lyman, kas1@myfairpoint.net. Second Sunday in February.

February 18-20- Washington: Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show, Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup. Hosted by the Washington Aviation Association. Friday 8am-3pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. The event provides a venue for aviation businesses and customers to network and showcase technological advances in the industry. Hundreds of exhibits and more than 75 hours of educational and entertaining aviation seminars. Fly-in attendees can land at Pierce County Airport, where there are additional functions, free refreshments, and daily free shuttles to the event. For directions, schedules, and information see www.washington-aviation.org or contact Rachel Hansen at 866-922-7469 or Rachel@washington-aviation.org Third Thursdays in Feb

February 27 – Florida: Planes, Trains & Automobiles at Plant City Airport (PCM), 10am-3pm. Admission is free, parking is $5. It’s a chance to see real airplanes, remote control planes, model trains in operation and on exhibit, and classic and exotic car displays. Antique railroad maintenance equipment, train artifacts and memorabilia will be on display for guests to explore. Kids ages 8-17 can take free EAA Young Eagles Program flights, and Boys Scouts will have an opportunity to earn their aviation merit badge at the event. Activities of interest for the entire family including food and merchandise vendors, K-9 demonstrations, live entertainment, and a children’s play area. Contact the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce Amy Nizamoff amy@plantcity.org 813-754-3707, or www.plantcity.org, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PlanesTrainsAutos or follow the event on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PlanesTrains&Autos. Last Sat in Feb.

February 27 – Canada: Mo’s Snow Fly-In and Ski-In, Pontiac, Quebec. Since 1989. N45-26.57 W75-55.48. One mile west of Ottawa VOR. Lots of food from 9am–5pm. All pilots call for runway conditions. This snow fly-in sounds like a winter wonderland for planes & pilots. Contact Maurice Prud’Homme 819-682-5273 or cell 819-360-0706. Andre Durocher info@pontiacairpark.com or 819-568-2359, cell 819-329-2830. Last Saturday in February.

February 27 – Washington: Grounded Hogs Banquet, Museum of Flight Seattle. 9404 East Marginal Way South. 6pm dinner. Contact Greg Corrado 206-383-7560 or gcorrado@wavecable.com. Last Saturday in February,

MARCH 2016

March 12 – Florida: South Florida Seaplane Splash-In, Lake Jackson, Sebring. Since 1993. N27-28.400 W081-27.000. Sunset Grille Restaurant, 2650 US 27 South; 863-471-3900. Social event 10am–4pm. Lake Jackson is spring-fed and the most beautiful and clearest lake around. Over 2 miles in diameter with parking for 100+ seaplanes with white sand and green grass shoreline. Recommend 123.40 for Lake Jackson operation, left-hand traffic. Uncontrolled airspace and waterway. For more information contact Bill Schmalz 561-414-6865.

APRIL 2016

April 3 – Florida Tavares: Progressive Aerodyne 352-253-0108. SeaRay gathering, 10am-4pm. Since 1999. Seaplane pilots coming to this wonderful event the Sunday before SUN’n FUN every year. Maybe it’s your turn to WIN!! A door prize. If you want to purchase a SeaRey: searey-flyer.com.

April 5-10 – Florida: Sun’n Fun & Airshow, LakelandLinder Regional Airport, Lakeland. Spring Break for Pilots. Afternoon air shows daily and Saturday night airshow with fireworks. Since 1974. Call 863-644-2431 or see www.sun-n-fun.org.

April 9 – Virginia: Lake Country Wine Festival and Seaplane Splash-In, in Historic downtown Clarksville, on the shore of 50,000 acre Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia. 10am-5pm, 2nd Saturday in April. Beach, shoreline, or airport (W63). Event details at https://www.facebook.com/VSPAClarksvilleSplashIn – Contact coordinator Justin Kerns 434-738-3760 | justin@visitmeckva.com with Mecklenburg County VA Tourism for more information. Special overnight rates available at the Lake Motel 434-374-8106 | lakemotel@conradusa.com or Cooper’s Landing B&B 434-374-2866 | innkeeper@cooperslandinginn.net. Or Mary Willis, Lake Motel & Efficiencies, Magnuson Hotel on the Lake, PO Box 1528 Clarksville, VA  23927, Office 434-374-5500, Seaplanes contact Ed “ET” Tello at 704-491-3152 or etseabee@yahoo.com.

April 16 – Georgia: Savannah Aviation’s Open House (KSAV). 10am-3pm. 34 Hanger Road, Savannah 31408. Seaplanes & aircraft of all make and models. Food and fun for the whole family. Contact Michael Calarruda 912-964-1022, mcalarruda@savannahaviation.com.

April 16 – Virginia: Mid-Atlantic Splash-in 10am-5pm. Broad River, fresh water N37.305000 W077.214900. Ramp, Sand, Buoy, anchorage. Amphibflyer.wordpress.com Contact Don Maxwell 804-543-7110, donmaxwell@abstractconcreteworks.com

April 30 – May 1 – Alaska: The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering. Since 1998. FEDEX MAINTENANCE HANGAR, TED STEVENS ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. “The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering” is always an aviation adventure and is timed with the spring thaw just as seaplanes are returning to Alaska’s lakes and waterways. A must-attend for all seaplane pilots. More than 275 aviation exhibitors. Saturday 9am–5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm; free admission for all. Hosted by Alaska Airman Association www.alaskaairman.org or www.greatalaskaaviationgathering.org. Contact Dee Hanson 907-245-1251 or info@greatalaskaaviationgathering.org

April 30 & May 1 – Florida, April 30 – Florida Tavares: Planes, Trains, & Bar-B-Q, Lake Dora, “America’s Seaplane City” (FA1). N28-48.043 W081-43.655, Unicom 122.975. This event is a full day of BBQ, robbery train rides, aerobatic air shows, and classic cars! The state-sanctioned BBQ competition goes from 10am–5pm with air shows at 11am and 1pm. If you have never been to the Tavares Seaplane Base you need to see what the city has provided for seaplane pilots worldwide. They have two seaplane events each year, in the spring & fall. Also, stop in any time. Tavares caters to seaplanes since 2011. “I have been there many times and highly recommend it.” (SPA’s Bill Schmalz.) Parking: seaplane ramp to tarmac, docks, and green grass shoreline. Fuel. ContactCheri Moan CMoan@tavares.org  Cheri Moan CMoan@tavares.org 352-742-6176. 201 East Main Street, Tavares, Florida 32778-1068. Seaplane base Information 352-742-6267 or www.tavares.org.

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