Seaplane Pilots Association Australia


▼ Scroll down to learn more ▼

 Seaplane Pilots Association Australia (SPAA)

Join Us

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!

Click here to join

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

    • 03 Dec 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04 Dec 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Grafton Aero Club (South Grafton Airfield)
    Registration is closed

    Attention all SPAA members, friends and family


    Join us at Grafton Aero Club (South Grafton Airfield) on 3-4 December 2016 for the Seaplane Pilot's Christmas Party weekend!

    Log in at Home or click HERE to register NOW!

    2016 SPAA Christmas Party.pdf

    • 17 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lake Boga (near Swan Hill) Victoria

    SPAA members and guests are invited to attend the 75th Anniversary commemorations 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.

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Rathmines
    The third Splashdown Conference in October 2017 is already shaping up to become bigger and better!

    Lock away 26 October 2017 through to the 28th.
    Event details and pricing to be confirmed in February 2017

Latest news


Michael Smith breaks world record.

Australian seaplane pilot Michael Smith completed his solo circumnavigation of the world at Longreach on Thursday, 12 November 2015.

Click here to read the full story

'Splashdown 2015' Pilots Conference

The 'Splashdown 2015' SPAA Pilots Conference attracted more than 100 Delegates and partners. The event at Rathmines in October 2015 was a huge success.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software