Brought to you by the Seaplane Pilots Association, "Water Flying" is a weekly podcast featuring news, tips and tricks, discussions on seaplane safety and interviews with manufactures, seaplane CFI's, industry leaders and passionate seaplane pilots from around the world.
Fan, owner or operator, you will find these episodes entertaining and highly informative.
Seaplanes & Invasive Species in Our Last Frontier
Adam White from the Alaska Airmen's Association joins Steve and Abbie for a discussion on the importance of the seaplane community proactively addressing the threat of aquatic invasive species in Alaska.
Wanted: More Seaplane Pilots
Don Lee from Alaska Floats and Skis joins Abbie and Steve for a discussion on the importance of creating the next generation of seaplane pilots.
Meet the Hosts
Tune in to this episode of the Water Flying podcast to learn more about your hosts Abbie Kellett, Assistant to the Executive Director and Steve McCaughey, Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association.
We'll share our aviation journeys, passion and what brought us to the Seaplane Pilots Association.
Airventure 2021 Volunteer Call
SPA Field Director Chairmen and EAA Airventure Seaplane Base Chairmen Mark Wrasse joins Steve and Abbie for a discussion on the need and role of volunteers at Airventure.
If you are interested in volunteering for SPA or EAA at Airventure 2021 start the discussion by emailing Abbie@Seaplanes.org
Prevent the Spread or Lose Water Access
Aquatic Invasive Species represent an ever increasing threat to both seaplane access and more importantly the health of our nations waterways.
One of the nations leading experts on Aquatic Invasive Species and AIS inspection and decontamination training, Quagga Dee Davis joins Steve and Abbie for an informative discussion on invasive species. The Seaplane Pilots Association works aggressively with resource managers and regulators to proactively combat this threat to the waterways we enjoy as seaplane pilots.
Reducing Midair Collisions
"Those that haven’t had a close call in the air will, and those who have, will have more." This sobering statement comes from SPA Field Director Mike Kincaid in regards to midair collisions and avoidance procedures.
On this week's podcast, Mike joins Steve and Abbie to share his experiences and give qualified advice on how to prevent midair collisions in sea and land planes. We want to see our pilots using good judgement and decision making to reduce their chance of being involved in a midair collision.
Importantly, this episode covers techniques that seaplane pilots can exercise to avoid midair collisions.