Northern Lake Amphibian Pilots'
Fly-In & Safety Seminar

Program 2008      

 September 4th to 7th, 2008 

Friday - Sunday:   Pilots’ Sessions  9:30 to 12:00

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. 

  • “Bring & Brag”.  Here’s your opportunity to show us your latest and greatest aviation gadgets and acquisitions.  Come prepared with one item to discuss.  Or, share an experience and what you learned from it.

  • The Top 10 Mistakes You Can Make on Your Insurance. Cliff Maine will provide an update on Insurance/Risk Management and general legal issues.

  • The 100 Year Old Pilot: Optimizing Vitality & Longevity.  A look at health issues and how to stay airworthy with Dr. Randy Knipping (Aviation medical examiner for Transport Canada, US FAA and a number of foreign jurisdictions, ER physician, special interest in Preventive Medicine)

  • John Quarterman from COPA with an update on various issues, including the latest information on the impending 406 ELT requirements.

  • Jim Hodgson will provide an update on the Polar 5 (DC3) the arctic/sub arctic survey plane for the Alfred Wagner Institute.

Companion Sessions:  9:30 to 12:00

  • Linda Dunn Lively will introduce us to the technique of needle wool felting.

  • Post card quilting.

  • MaryTownsend’s flower arranging was so popular last year that she will again be available to lead us through this art.

  •  “Pinch hitters overview”. Ken Lindsay will guide us through what to do if  we find ourselves in command of the plane.

  • Assorted crafts. We are always looking for ideas. If there’s a craft you’d like to share with the group, please let us know.
  • As in the past, manicures and pedicures will be available.
  • Besty Maine will lead the discussion of our favorite books on Sunday.  We’ll again be doing a book exchange, so bring along any books that you’d like to pass on to others.


  • Friday afternoon there will be a guided nature walk. 
  • Also, on Friday, or Saturday, there will be a fly-out to either Clapperton Harbour in the North Channel or to Little Pogamasing Lake, the home of Rob & Sky’s cabin.   
  • As always, there’s hiking, canoeing, or just relaxing.

Evening events:

  • Tom Tuxill:  America” the original flying boat & the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport New York.
  • Saturday night auction:  Please bring along new item or used item in good repair.  Proceeds go to various airplane and seaplane associations.  This year we are requesting ‘no alcohol’ as auction items.

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