Recovery Fundraiser

SPA Helps Hurricane Relief Efforts Bahamians need our help. Hurricane Dorian has severely impacted the Bahamas, especially the Abacos and Grand Bahama island. As part of relief efforts to aid in the islands’ recovery, the Seaplane Pilots Association is teaming up with our partners at Tropic Ocean Airways to deliver much-needed aid to our island friends who have experienced one of the … Read moreRecovery Fundraiser

What is a Splash-in?

This is an event where seaplanes land on Colorado Waterways. Join us each year for our two annual splash-ins at Kenney Reservoir in Rangely and Lake Meredith in Ordway. Currently, The Splash-in are done for the year. Follow us on Facebook to say informed when we start up again next year.

Lake Meredith

Seaplane base/county park on the north shore with restroom and 22’-wide boat ramp. Airmarked with the anchor. Coordinates: N 38° 12′ 37″ W 103° 41′ 32″ Elevation: 4254 Description: Approx 18000′ X 4500′; Average Depth 6′; 3700 Acres Landing Fees: None, however a waiver of liability is required Restrictions: Wildlife Season 1 Nov to 1 … Read moreLake Meredith

Kenney Reservoir

Small park with restroom, picnic facilities, and 40’ wide Boat ramp on east shore. Coordinates: N 40° 06’ 52.97” W 108° 42’ 30.56” Elevation: 5350 Description: Approx 7500′ X 1500′; 280 Acres Landing Fees: None Restrictions: None Current ANS: None; Perform Self-Inspection at land airport Contact: Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, 970-675-5055 CAUTION: Mountainous terrain … Read moreKenney Reservoir

June 18, 2016 – Colorado’s First-Ever Seaplane Splash-In

Lake Meredith – Splash-In Event Info We had a wonderful and historic time at Lake Meredith on June 18th. There were ~500 attendees and 4 seaplanes.  We established a permanent seaplane base and created an airmark at the site.  We have proven our concept of operations by establishing an inspection process that was recognized by a sitting State Senator.  Everything we accomplished was a Colorado “First”. … Read moreJune 18, 2016 – Colorado’s First-Ever Seaplane Splash-In

May 20, 2017 – Second Annual Spring Splash-In

Lake Meredith – Splash-In The Splash-In was a great success! The weather leading up to the event was horrendous and caused the turnout to be lighter than expected.  A couple of aircraft canceled fearing the weather and conditions at the lake would not be suitable.  I must confess that I too was doing a bit of panic. … Read moreMay 20, 2017 – Second Annual Spring Splash-In

July 15, 2017 – Colorado’s First Mountain Splash-In

Kenney Reservoir – Splash-In Event Saturday, July 15th, opened to a beautiful Western Colorado blue sky.  By the time the day was over most of the attendees were describing the 96-degree day as the “coolest” they had ever seen. Several hundred attendees converged on Kenney Reservoir for the First Ever Mountain Splash-In in Colorado.  As many Coloradans … Read moreJuly 15, 2017 – Colorado’s First Mountain Splash-In

Peninsula Daily News – August 10, 2017

Emergency Respondents, Volunteers Practice with Seaplane On August 9, 2017, seaplanes, community resources and emergency services planners came together to help pave the way for a better future for Jefferson County. After doing exercises for so many years, starting in 2009, it is a special privilege to get to see everything come together and all … Read morePeninsula Daily News – August 10, 2017

Water Resources Review Committee – Oct 5, 2017

2017 Regular Session Hearing Items Shepherding Water Rights in Colorado Water for Outdoor Landscaping Forest Health Advisory Council Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) Project House Bill 17-1289 Concerning Historical Consumptive Use Follow-Up on High Groundwater Issues Seaplanes and Colorado State Parks Seaplanes and Aquatic Nuisance Species Public Testimony Final Recommendations on the Colorado Water … Read moreWater Resources Review Committee – Oct 5, 2017

Connect & Collaborate – Sept 18 – 22, 2017

General Aviation Week Tammy Schmidt, On-Air Producer with Co-Host Kelly Sloan talk about policy and legislation that impact what some pilots are allowed to do, where to fly where to land and much more. During the week various aviation associations are introduced and their role in aviation is discussed. In the September 22nd installment, Ray … Read moreConnect & Collaborate – Sept 18 – 22, 2017