2013 CLEAR LAKE SPLASH-IN
Submitted by Captain Ray on Sat, 09/21/2013 - 16:59
The Clear Lake Splash-In is very dear to both Captain Ray and Sher. We have attended this Fly-In for the last 10 years with our Quicksilver and only have missed once!
When: September 27 – 29, 2013
CONTACT: Lou Reinkens – 530-525-5273
The 34th Annual Clear Lake Splash-In is scheduled September 27 – 29, 2013 at Lakeport, California. Organized by West Coast Seaplane Pilots Association, this is the oldest and largest seaplane gathering in the Western United States. Arrivals and Registration begin Friday the 27th at Noon, with most activities scheduled for, and aircraft arrivals expected on, Saturday the 28th. Several flying contests will take place on Saturday accompanied by constant arrivals and departures.
Headquartered at the Skylark Shores Resort, the event utilizes the nearby Natural High School field for on-shore parking and display of amphibious seaplanes. Land planes use nearby Lampson Field and local volunteers will provide shuttle services to and from the venues.
Community support from the County of Lake, the City of Lakeport, the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, the Lake County 4H Citizenship & Leadership Group, the Lake County Public Works Department, and the Lakeport Regional School District has made this the local, successful event it has become. Strong interest in the event from the surrounding communities creates a popular event for families throughout the region and hundreds come to see the planes on exhibit in Lakeport.
Seaplane pilots from throughout the region and from out-of-state attend to show off their planes and see others. Approximately 50 seaplanes are expected to attend, making an interesting day of flight and ground displays. Water bombing contests and spot landing contests will allow pilots to showcase their planes and flying skills. Seaplanes must preregister by Sept 23 at 5:00PM
for complete information. Further details will be posted on the website as times and events are confirmed. Photos from past Clear Lake Splash-Ins are available on the website as well.