Seaplane-A-Palooza slated for weekend before SUN ‘n FUN

The pre-SUN ‘n FUN Seaplane-A-Palooza will be held April 7-8, 2018, at the Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) in Florida. “Pilots journeying to SUN ‘n FUN are invited to get a jump start on their aviation experience in America’s Seaplane City,” organizers note. Seaplane-A-Palooza 2018 will provide opportunities for pilots to visit with exhibitors and participate […]

Bad weather doesn’t dampen Mooney Lunch Group visit to KLEE

By TED LUEBBERS Mooney pilots gathered for the fourth consecutive year at the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 hangar at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Florida on Jan. 13, 2018. The EAA chapter hosted the Mooney Lunch Group in its hangar on a rather cloudy and cool day for Floridians, which limited the number […]

Tavares rebuilding seaplane base after Hurricane Irma

The popular seaplane base and marina at Tavares, Florida, known as “America’s Seaplane City,” was heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma as it swept through the central part of the state Sept. 10-11, 2017. Salvage operations are underway, but it will months before the area returns to normal. “We prepared for the storm, but it came […]