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

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

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

SB18-275 NEWS

May 7, 2018 – SB18-275 Dies in the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee I am sorry to report that SB18-275 was killed in the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee. I am awaiting a postmortem of the factors leading to the defeat. Outwardly, it appears to have been a victim of opposition … Read moreSB18-275 NEWS

Grounded in the Rockies: Why Colorado remains the only state with a ban on seaplanes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In a state known for its love of outdoor recreation, there is one thing you’ve probably never seen in a Colorado lake: a seaplane. The Centennial State remains the only one in the country with a ban on seaplanes in state-controlled waters. The ban was instituted years ago, over concerns that Colorado … Read moreGrounded in the Rockies: Why Colorado remains the only state with a ban on seaplanes