WACO Biplane Tour

Colorado Seaplane Initiative Presents Seaplanes in community service, featuring the Amphibious AT-802F scooping single-engine air tanker “Fire Boss” Date: October 7, 2020 Time: 11:00 am until closing Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport. Admission: Free Play MP3

KDVR – Fire Boss

Colorado may be landlocked, but it’s home to a thriving seaplane community. Seaplanes can offer so many services, including firefighting, medical and emergency evacuations, and transportation. The Colorado Seaplane Initiative is hosting “The Great Waco BiPlane Tour of 2020” Oct. 7th at 11am at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Exploration of Flight, … Read moreKDVR – Fire Boss

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

What is a Splash-in?

This is an event where seaplanes land on Colorado Waterways. Join us each year for our two annual splash-ins at Kenney Reservoir in Rangely and Lake Meredith in Ordway. Currently, The Splash-in are done for the year. Follow us on Facebook to say informed when we start up again next year.

Lake Meredith

Seaplane base/county park on the north shore with restroom and 22’-wide boat ramp. Airmarked with the anchor. Coordinates: N 38° 12′ 37″ W 103° 41′ 32″ Elevation: 4254 Description: Approx 18000′ X 4500′; Average Depth 6′; 3700 Acres Landing Fees: None, however a waiver of liability is required Restrictions: Wildlife Season 1 Nov to 1 … Read moreLake Meredith

Kenney Reservoir

Small park with restroom, picnic facilities, and 40’ wide Boat ramp on east shore. Coordinates: N 40° 06’ 52.97” W 108° 42’ 30.56” Elevation: 5350 Description: Approx 7500′ X 1500′; 280 Acres Landing Fees: None Restrictions: None Current ANS: None; Perform Self-Inspection at land airport Contact: Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, 970-675-5055 CAUTION: Mountainous terrain … Read moreKenney Reservoir

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