Lake Amphibian Pilots'
Fly-In & Safety Seminar
Friday - Sunday: Pilots’ Sessions 9:30 to 12:00
SHOP TALK & FLYING FORUM:
Lake experts, Elton Townsend, Harry Shannon and Jim Hodgson will take you through several topics of interest and
answer your questions. These include flying tips and pilot techniques as
well as maintenance tips and general mechanical airworthiness discussions.
Part of the forum will include walk-arounds of Buccaneers and Renegades.
Kevin Psutka, President and CEO of the Canadian
Owners and Pilots Association, will provide an update on
seaplane issues, including parks access in Ontario and elsewhere
in Canada. He will also discuss other issues such as security, the
new NAVCAN daily charge (and its potential to be expanded into
more general pay-as-you-go fees).
look at egress procedures. This will be an open
discussion forum with some materials provided. So bring stories to
Cliff Maine will do a presentation on Risk Management. This will
include a status report on the Lake Insurance Program and the Airsure
outlook for the USA, as well as a discussion of the availability of
insurance for Lake Amphibians in Canada. Cliff will also look at
other hot topics in Risk Management such as the do's and do not's if you
have an accident.
|Companion Sessions: 9:30 to 12:00
There will be something for
- An artisan from Sudbury
will be leading a beaded jewelry workshop. She'll bring all the
raw materials required. You bring the creativity.
- Crafts: Bring along your
- As in the past,
manicures and pedicures will be available. This year, massages will be
available as well.
- Book exchange: Along with
the usual discussion of our favorite books, we’ll be
doing a book exchange again, so bring along any books that you’d like to
pass on to others.
- Ed McNeil will share his
findings from a summer of 2006 study of lakes in the Adirondacks.
Ed is spending 2 months this summer with Charlie Canham, on one the
world's best forest ecologists, flying into, and studying invasive
sensitive lakes. Charlie Canham will join Ed in presenting a summary of
what they have learned.
- Friday Charity Casino night:
Featuring Celebrity Pilot Poker (plus instruction for those who need
it!); a 50/50 draw, roulette, blackjack, and other casino games. We are looking for volunteers to assist!
- Saturday night:
Join Jay Beard in the Carousel lounge for a sing along. Those of
you who are musically inclined (piano, guitar, whatever) are invited to
help Jay out.
- Auction: This
year we are going to have a silent auction, so bring along a new
item or a used item in good repair. Proceeds go to various
airplane and seaplane associations.