The Washington Seaplane Pilots Association and Lake Whatcom Seaplanes is hosting a pop-up splash-in at the Floathaven Seaplane Base, 0W7, on Lake Whatcom on Sunday, 11 June from 11:00AM - 3:00PM.
There will likely be a few impromptu talks and “hangar flying”. There will certainly be lots of good seaplane chatter. Come & Enjoy. We have invited Tegan Ward, Aquatics Invasive Species Coordinator for the City of Bellingham, to give WSPA an update on the AIS program for Lakes Whatcom and Samish.
There are lots of other seaplane accessible destinations in the area that you might consider working into your plan for the day. Take a look at our Destinations Map by clicking this link.
Questions? Contact Don Goodman, 360-303-7076, firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Sunday, 11 June!
In January 2015, WSPA and the Lake Whatcom Management Team (administratively led by the City of Bellingham) concluded negotiations on a cooperative agreement relative to aquatic invasive species (AIS) and seaplane operations on Lakes Whatcom and Samish. A synopsis of the agreement is as follows:
Again this year the City of Bellingham is requesting that any pilots/owners with seaplanes based at Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish make an appointment with inspection staff to get their planes inspected and permitted for 2022 by calling (360) 778-7975.
WSPA is encouraging local pilots to make visiting pilots aware of this cooperative agreement. The risk of AIS introduction into our local lakes is real and we all want to enjoy and benefit from continued floatplane operations on Lakes Whatcom and Samish. For more information on AIS floatplane ops on Lake Whatcom and to read the Cooperative Agreement, visit the link provided here. https://whatcomboatinspections.com/seaplane-pilots
Don GoodmanWSPA - Secretary