Opportunities for a truly international flair of seaplane pilots have presented themselves thanks to Mr. Kevin Psutka, President of The Canadian Owners & Pilots Association Mr. Psutka has been very quick and helpful in spreading the word to the Canadian Seaplane Community, about the availability of the new Seaplane Forum. A few short days later, we received an interested inquiry on the forums ability to allow French as posting language. At this time, a testing & demonstration section has been set up for Aviateurs Et Pilotes De Brousse Du Quebec , a large organization with many seaplane pilots. We do hope, that the groups members will show interest, as it would yield added exposure as well as shear endless networking capabilities. Since many members of Canadian provinces and more remote areas do not speak English frequently (I fly in Northern Maine!) our forum offered to accommodate this. It will be an interesting section and would add a lot of truly international flair! We still wait on responses from the French Seaplane Pilots Association, which would create an ultimately interesting mix. Several European groups have responded but are still busy and occupied with Biscarrosse! We are proud to provide a virtual news & update section to the International Seabee Pilot Community as well! Many beautiful Seabee pictures have been posted! On the bragging side, this blog was recently complimented by the FAA’s National Outreach Manager who paid it a visit and liked what he saw!
The Seaplane Pilots Association has a new Field Director for Minnesota! Mary Alverson, current President of the Minnesota SPA and founder of Wings Over Water , a 3000+ hour Commercial Pilot & CFI with a heavy passion for Seaplanes joined the ranks at SPA as one of the many field directors who work hard in keeping waterways open. A true asset to SPA and to the Seaplane community. Please watch David Quam’s video that contains the announcement. The seaplane forum remains to be looking to join forces with other Seaplane associations to provide more variety and share the news and excitement of our seaplane world. The CFI & DPE network and small sponsorship based advertising remains available. Exciting times ahead!