European Seaplane Pilots will meet and celebrate 100 years of seaplane flying in Europe this week. The event takes place in Bisscarrosse, Bourdeaux, France from May 13 to May 16, and will draw between 50-100 seaplanes and thousands of spectators according to Stig Aggevall, Chairman of the Swedish Seaplane Pilots Association, who very recently responded to an invitation to the Seaplane Forum. Sweden itself has a long story as a seaplane flying country with the first regular route starting 1921 with three airplanes. The event is featured content on almost all well-known European aviation related websites.
EASA’s first certified Amphib 172, home in Scotland is scheduled to appear again and pretty much every seaplane person in Europe is waiting anxiously to get this European Seaplane Sun & Fun event off to a good start. Everyone who has ever flown in Europe, especially in the Bordeaux area of France knows how beautiful it is. A perfect environment for Seaplanes! Visit http://www.hydravions-biscarrosse.com/ for more information!
Europe has a long history in seaplane flying and development. The interest, use and volume of water flying organizations in western Europe varies from the North American and Canadian users, but is in no way less significant. On the contrary. In recent years several larger and smaller projects and concepts have been launched in various countries such as Great Brittain, the Netherlands, Italy, Czechia and Russia. In the past decades more initiatives than ever before have been launched, of which some were very succesful.
Please visit the event website and make yourself familiar. We hope to read about the event in the forum, once the leading figures who did not have time to respond or spread the word about the Seaplane Forum had time to return home and get comfortable again. http://www.fusetra.eu/workshops