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 Seaplane Pilots Association Australia (SPAA)

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Seaplane Pilots Association Australia (SPAA) is a not for profit organisation staffed by volunteers. Its goals are to:
  • Promote the safe and responsible operation of Seaplanes.
  • Advocate for equal rights and access to waterways for Seaplanes.
  • Engage with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Air Services Australia (ASA),  industry stakeholders and other interested parties on Seaplane related matters and legislation.
  • Foster high standards of Seaplane training and airmanship.
  • Provide support and information to its members.

As a member of Seaplane Pilots Association Australia you will become part of a great community. You will receive regular newsletters and information. You will also be supporting this amazing sector of the aviation industry.

Join today!

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Support Seaplane Pilots Association Australia with a donation

Donations to SPAA are greatly appreciated, and will assist in the day to day running of this not for profit organisation. There are three easy ways to donate:

 

1) Make a direct deposit (i.e. “Pay anyone”) transfer to the SPAA Bank account. The 'Seaplane Pilots Association Australia' BSB 032-189 and Account number 137540 (Please remember to put your name in the 'Reference' field so we know that you have donated to SPAA)

2) Use your PayPal account to donate to SPAA via the secure DONATE link below.

3) Make a payment to SPAA using your Credit Card by clicking the DONATE link and using the secure PayPal facility (you don't need a PayPal account to do this).

 


Upcoming events

    • 28 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Jan 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • YMND Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Maitland Airfield

    SPAA is seeking volunteers to assist at this amazing event.


    Paul Bennet Airshows will coordinate an incredible display of new and old aircraft. The RAAF will participate both on the ground, and in the air with the RAAF Roulettes. Don't miss this spectacular weekend.

    SPAA will be represented at this Airshow with a static Seaplane display in front of the RNAC clubhouse. 

    If you would like to join in as a SPAA volunteer, please contact Malcolm Burns on 0448 744 763

    Phone 02 4932 8888 for further details about the Airshow

    http://www.huntervalleyairshow.com.au


    • 14 Feb 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • "CLUB CATALINA" at Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club

    This is YOUR opportunity to be on the SPAA committee!

    The SPAA Annual General Meeting will be held 6pm Tuesday February 14th at Rathmines Bowling Club.

    All SPAA members are welcome to attend the AGM, or any other SPAA committee meeting.

    Would you like to volunteer with SPAA? There are many tasks that need management or assistance in there next 12 months. NOW is the time to volunteer as a SPAA member.

    ENQUIRIES: Bill Coote (Secretary) 0428 599 953 or email bill@stickandrudder.com.au

    • 03 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Mar 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • YMAV Avalon Airport Victoria

    This Biennial Airshow is the largest in Australia. SPAA is seeking volunteers to represent the Seaplane Pilot community by helping to man our marquee at this event.

    Would you like your own Seaplane to be on public display at this amazing event?

    Contact Malcolm Burns on 0448 744 763 if you would like to volunteer.


    • 17 Mar 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Lake Boga (near Swan Hill) Victoria

    SPAA members and guests are invited to attend the 75th Anniversary commemoration weekend at Lake Boga Victoria.


    RAAF Lake Boga was the main Air Force flying boat overhaul base in Australia during WW2. You may choose to drive or fly-in to this historic flying boat base.

    Please contact Donna Handley on 0409 172 776 or email donnadqn@gmail.com for SPAA arrangements at the Lake Boga Splash-in.


    • 06 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 07 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • YWOL Illawarra Regional Airport

    Don't miss this regional Airshow at the home base of the world renowned Historical Aircraft Restoration Society!

    SPAA is seeking volunteers to help with our Seaplane display at this important community event.


    Please Contact Donna Handley on 0409 172 776 or email donnadqn@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer at the SPAA marquee for part of the weekend.

    https://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/page/flying-program

    • 20 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Rylstone Aerodrome NSW

    Join with the SPAA community at the beautiful Rylstone Air Park for a fantastic fly-in and BBQ on Saturday night.


    Contact Rob Loneragan on 0411 816 300 or email rob@searey.com.au for further details

    http://rylstoneaerodrome.com.au

    The Mudgee-Gulgong-Rylstone of NSW is a well known wine producing region.

    http://visitmudgeeregion.com.au



    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Rathmines

    The third Biennial "SPLASHDOWN 2017" SPAA Conference in October 2017 is shaping up to become bigger and better than ever!


    Lock away 26 through to 28th October 2017.

    ALSO Don't forget to stay for the Rathmines Catalina Festival on Sunday 29 October!

    Event details and pricing to be confirmed in February 2017

    Contact: Donna Handley on 0409 172 776 or donnadqn@gmail.com



    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Former RAAF Base Rathmines NSW 2283

    Don't miss out on the BIGGEST and best annual seaplane event in Australia!


    Rathmines was the largest WW2 flying boat base in the Southern Hemisphere.

    SPAA will again support the festival by encouraging the Seaplane Pilot community to attend with a variety of private and commercial aircraft. The festival encourages the construction of a museum with Catalina aircraft in a hangar at the former Rathmines RAAF base.

    The festival begins after the SPAA Seaplane Pilots Conference concludes!


Latest news

 

SPAA's inaugural Christmas Party was a great meeting of two organisations!

A large gaggle of Seaplanes gathered at Grafton South Airfield for the SPAA Christmas Party last December. The whole weekend was a resounding success for both SPAA and Grafton Aero Club. We hope to organise another Christmas Party at Grafton in December this year!


'Splashdown 2017' SPAA Seaplane Pilots Conference to be held at Rathmines 26-28 October.


'Splashdown 2017' The SPAA Seaplane Pilots Conference will be held at Rathmines in October 2017. The last conference was a huge success. Don't miss this one!

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