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WSPA 2022 Spring Rust Remover

  • 11 May 2022
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Northwest Seaplanes, 860 W Perimeter Rd #5346, Renton, WA 98057

We wish to thank everyone who participated in our Spring Rust Remover last week, and particularly those who worked hard to prepare for it. And thank you to Shane Carlson from Northwest Seaplanes for hosting and providing his experience and advice. 

Below are links to the video recording, the slides and the Ross Lake procedures document. We look forward to seeing many of you at Priest Lake in June!

Thank you,

Stephen Ratzlaff, President WSPA

The Washington Seaplane Pilots Association (WSPA) is pleased to announce our Spring Rust Remover Safety Seminar on May 11, 2022! This year, we are meeting in-person and Northwest Seaplanes in Renton has graciously agreed to host the event. 

The cost is free to all and everyone is encouraged to attend. Please be sure to register, as this helps us plan enough food, drinks, and seats for everyone. 

An option to view the presentation online will also be available for those unable to attend in person. Details for logging in to the event will be provided on the day of the event via email to all registrants. If you plan to attend online only, please let us know by sending us an email so we know not to include you in our headcount for food.


6:00 PM – Social time with refreshments (pizza, salad, beer, water, soda)

6:25 PM - Welcome & Introductions – Stephen Ratzlaff, WSPA President

6:30 PM – Amphib Accident Lessons Learned Karl Neiders

7:00 PM – Amphib training update from the SPA – Stephen Ratzlaff

7:30 PM – Destination Operational Refresher

  • Lake Isabel - Donald Goodman
  • Lake Union (Ivars, Daniel's) - Kevin Franklin
  • Priest Lake - Kevin Franklin
  • Friday Harbor - Don Goodman
  • Roche Harbor - Don Goodman
  • Ross Lake - Stephen Ratzlaff

8:00 PM – Questions & Departure

Safe flying and remember, “Wheels up and in the locked position for water landing.”

Rust Remover Online Access

Time: May 11, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Thank You!

We wish to thank Shane Carlson and his team at Northwest Seaplanes in Renton for graciously providing the venue and various other resources that allow us to gather in person for this event. Additionally, thank you to WSPA Board Member, Jamie Madonna, for organizing this event. Thank you to our speakers for taking time away from their busy schedules to prepare the information you will receive this evening, and finally, thank you once again for attending and for your support of our organization.

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