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 Seaplane Pilots Association Australia (SPAA)

Join Us

Seaplane Pilots Association Australia (SPAA) is a not for profit organisation staffed by volunteers. Its goals are to:
  • Promote the safe and responsible operation of Seaplanes.
  • Advocate for equal rights and access to waterways for Seaplanes.
  • Engage with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Air Services Australia (ASA),  industry stakeholders and other interested parties on Seaplane related matters and legislation.
  • Foster high standards of Seaplane training and airmanship.
  • Provide support and information to its members.

As a member of Seaplane Pilots Association Australia you will become part of a great community. You will receive regular newsletters and information. You will also be supporting this amazing sector of the aviation industry.

Join today!

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Support Seaplane Pilots Association Australia with a donation

Donations to SPAA are greatly appreciated, and will assist in the day to day running of this not for profit organisation. There are three easy ways to donate:


1) Make a direct deposit (i.e. “Pay anyone”) transfer to the SPAA Bank account. The 'Seaplane Pilots Association Australia' BSB 032-189 and Account number 137540 (Please remember to put your name in the 'Reference' field so we know that you have donated to SPAA)

2) Use your PayPal account to donate to SPAA via the secure DONATE link in the menu bar above.

3) Make a payment to SPAA using your Credit Card by clicking the DONATE link in the menu bar above and using the secure PayPal facility (you don't need a PayPal account to do this).


Upcoming events

    • 12 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • Riverside Ranch Yamba

    Just when you thought Christmas was cancelled, Fred Welsh from Riverside Ranch in Yamba NSW has offered to save the SPAA Christmas party. 

    Fred has offered the use of his spectacular 50 acre Clarence River property for the Association free of charge. We are planning to fly into Palmer's airfield ten minutes away from Fred's property on Saturday, 12th December. For members arriving around lunchtime we will be transported into Yamba for lunch, then later on in the afternoon we will head back to the ranch and enjoy a casual Christmas dinner. Running late, is okay, we’ll arrange transport for you to and from the ranch.

    The fine print... Unless you can find accommodation at Yamba or nearby you will need to bring some camping gear. You will be able to camp under wing at Palmer's airstrip ($10), or at the ranch under cover in the barn. A shower and toilet facility will be provided. Dinner cost $45 per person. This is a BYO gathering. We can make a run to the bottle shop on your arrival which is 5 minutes away.

    Please register as soon as possible as it will help us to organise catering.

    Freddie and I are looking forward to catching up with you, kindest regards.

    Further information ring me David Geers 0418 10 35 35

    • 20 Mar 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Lake Boga VIC

    Join with SPAA members at Lake Boga to celebrate 100 years of the RAAF

    • 22 Apr 2021
    • 3:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 3:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Whitsunday airport

    SPAA Conference... 

    Your SPAA committee is busy organising the biannual seaplane conference for April 2021 at Whitsunday (Shute Harbour) Airport. Register

    The committee has decided to combine our conference with the Whitsunday Airport (Shute Harbour) runway celebrations on Saturday night 24th April. The conference dates will run from arrival on Thursday 22nd April through to Sunday 25 April.

    The Association has secured deluxe cabin accommodation at the Whitsunday Tropical Eco-Resort located at the Whitsunday Airport (Shute Harbour) Airport. https://whitsundaystropicalecoresort.com.au/

    Why Whitsundays?  A beautiful airport with accommodation within a five-minute walk, access also available via commercial flights through both the Whitsunday Coast or Hamilton Island Airports.

    At the last fly-in and runway dinner in 2019 there were 11 seaplanes in attendance, everyone had a good time, and don't forget spectacular scenery.

    As with the previous conference, there will be an early bird registration, where you can register now and pay later. if you could register as soon as possible, as it really does help out with planning. Register

Latest news

Lake Boga Splash-In

Join with SPAA members at Lake Boga on 20 March 2021 to celebrate 100 years of the RAAF. 

Calling out for Newsletter items!

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Email editor@seaplanes.org.au for more information!

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