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Pilot, city commissioner honored with Let’s Go Flying Award

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Jamie Beckett of Winter Haven, Fla., is the recipient of AOPA's 2012 Let's Go Flying Award for his efforts in promoting and defending general aviation. The award was presented Oct. 11 during AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif.

Seaplane Pilots Association announces scholarships

Article | Jul 31, 2012

Three Seaplane Pilots Association scholarships were awarded at this year's EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

Icon Aircraft promotion benefits Seaplane Pilots Association

Article | Jul 23, 2012

Los Angeles-based Icon Aircraft has cut A5 deposits from $5,000 to $2,000 at the 2012 EAA AirVenture show, and will donate $100 of the deposit to the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA). The promotion covers in-person and online sales.

Floatplanes regain access to Oregon’s Waldo Lake

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2012

Seaplane pilots once again have access to Waldo Lake in the Cascades after pilot groups banded together to encourage the Oregon State Marine Board to exclude floatplanes from its ban on internal combustion engines operating on the lake.

Return of floatplane access to Waldo Lake urged

Advocacy | Mar 28, 2012

Pilots can make their voices heard with an Oregon state agency as it reconsiders a two-year-old ban on floatplanes on one of the state's largest lakes.

Fuller to speak at Washington State aviation events

Article | Feb 02, 2012

AOPA members are invited to join AOPA President Craig Fuller at the Washington Seaplane Pilots Association 2012 Grounded Hogs Dinner on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

Water dog

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2012

The small attach points on the side of the AOPA 2012 Sweepstakes Tougher Than a Tornado Husky are easy to overlook and have no real bearing on the way the airplane flies day to day.

Final Ross Lake management plan supported

Advocacy | Jan 19, 2012

The decision to include seaplane access as a component of the final planning document for the Ross Lake National Recreational Area in Washington state resulted from an effective collaboration between government planners and aviation organizations during the plan's review process, AOPA said.

Challenges: River dance

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2011

Let's all tip our caps to aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, who was one of the first to brainstorm the possibility of marrying a boat to an airplane. Curtiss attached pontoons to a biplane and managed to get airborne in 1911, and pilots have enjoyed both the utility and the fun of being able to land and take off on water ever since.