Upcoming events

    • 03 Nov 2015
    • 06 Feb 2024
    • 100 sessions
    • Telecom

    SPA WSPA Washington Field Directors Monthly coordination meeting. 

    • 16 Dec 2015
    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 100 sessions
    • NWSP, W36, KRNT

    WSPA Board Meeting - Every third Wednesday of the month at NW Seaplanes in Renton, WA. This meeting tends to get rescheduled and moved around so don't just drop in, call or email and confirm first.

    • 13 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Poulsbo Seaplane Base, Poulsbo, WA

    Join us at the Poulsbo Splash Weekend  

    May 12-15, 2017, Mother’s Day Weekend

    Please register for this No Cost Event so we can get a headcount. Come and go anytime during the weekend as time and weather permit. Read on for details.


    Hello Everyone,


    Poulsbo has worked out a new dock plan that will be implemented over the next year or two having a large length of dock without pilings just for seaplane traffic. So long to the small dock at Poulsbo. 

    This year they are moving about 200’ of float space just to accommodate floatplanes for a weekend in May. The plan pictured below will moor two large floats (red) to the ends of existing docks.

    The temporary dock plan in the photo is about 200’ in length and the floats are just over 12’ wide.  The pilings they will be tied to are 28-30 feet apart and will not be tied hard and fast since they have to float with the tide, so add another foot or so since they are planning to have tires too for your float’s protection. 


    The town and port are bending over backwards to welcome seaplanes for the entire weekend.  Free moorage for the night if you choose to stay and lots of restaurants and shops if you just plan to come for the day.


    Take a mom to lunch or shopping in Poulsbo for Mother’s Day!  Hope to see you there. Better yet, have her fly there.


       Bruce Hinds

       (360) 710-5793 mobile

       (360) 769-2311 home



    PS  The message below is from Jannese Hunt, Poulsbo Guest Services Coordinator.


    Good afternoon Bruce,


    My job at the Marina is to ensure that you and everyone that visits the Poulsbo Marina has a fantastic experience.


    I am working on providing you with contact information for lodging packages and transportation.


    Below I have listed a few dining options as well as links:


    Tizley’s Euro Pub  Bavarian eats such as schnitzel & sausage, plus a wide beer selection served in a chalet-like venue. http://www.tizleys.com/


    Sogno Di Vino Wood-fired pizzas & other Tuscan fare plus myriad wines served amid brick walls, fireplace & patio. http://www.sogno-di-vino.com/


    There are 2 breweries with walking distance of the Marina, Valholl Brewery & Slippery Pig Brewery. Slippery Pig has ample seating for large groups and regularly has entertainment.  http://www.slipperypigbrewery.com/


    Art Walk on the 2nd Saturday of each month 5pm – 8pm 

    Saturday Market 9am – 2pm


    Jannese Hunt

    Guest Services Coordinator

    Port Of Poulsbo

    360 779.3505 ext 1

    • 01 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hill's+Resort/@48.5376317,-116.9219823,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x2fbb18f26a93d4c7?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwguef6Z3TAhVV5GMKHXFCA7cQ_BIIcDAK

    Idaho: Hill’s Resort Huckleberry Seaplane Splash-in and Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast

    WhenThursday, Jun 1, 2017

    Where4777 West Lakeshore Road, Priest Lake, Idaho 83856 (map)

    DescriptionHill’s Resort Huckleberry Seaplane Splash-in and Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast 9:00 am at Hill’s Resort 4777 West Lakeshore Road, Priest Lake, Idaho 83856. N48.53, 2849 W116.92-1268. Sec Great Fall’s on the southwest corner of Luby Bay on Priest Lake, Idaho. Deep water lake, Sandy beach, Great local area museum within walking distance, Docks, Boat Moorings, Marina, Camping, Restaurant, Golf, Hiking, Kayak Rentals, all the resort amenities. Special important guests/speakers probable. Cabins and rooms are available but CALL SEVERAL MONTHS IN ADVANCE for reservations, the resort books up for the summer. Room reservations contact is: deskhr@hillsresort.com Phone 208-443-2555. Seaplane parking on a sandy beach. Wheel planes land at 67S and tell us you are coming when you RSVP so we can arrange transportation. RSVP is IMPORTANT so we know how many to expect and can accommodate everyone for breakfast: Contact Mike Kincaid EMAIL seaplanes@roadrunner.com. Contact 208-661-1588 Comments: This is an unsponsored event, but an invitation to meet members of the Huckleberry Seaplanes Association and to receive tips for local seaplane and back country camping and excursions in North Idaho

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • Tanglefoot SPB

    We had so much fun and met so many great people at Tanglefoot 2016 that we decided Tanglefoot 2017 needed to happen. We're in the early planning stages- but it should be another fun event. We're going to have a lot less structure in the schedule this year, but don't want to skimp on the safety focus. We also will be getting some help on the food side to take some of the burden off of Olson, who was a rockstar last year. Hoping we can convince Ariel to design us another amazing t-shirt as well.

    We've put it on the calendar for the last weekend of June- 6/23-25/17 at Tanglefoot Seaplane Base on Priest Lake, Idaho.  Again we'll do something weather regardless for any folks who might be flying in commercially- so here's hoping for blue skies. 

    Lodging and directions are still available at www.tanglefoot2016.com.  Camping, several rooms, and the bunk cabin which sleeps about 20 will also be available.

    If you're interested in attending, join our email chain by emailing stuartjfenwick@gmail.com

    Hope to see you there,

    Stuart and Joel

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 11:30 PM
    • Unity Reservoir Central Oregon

    Advance Notice

    Central Oregon Splash-Out – Total Solar Eclipse 20-22 August 2017

    I have started planning for a splash-out to view an upcoming total solar eclipse which has a big swath of totality across northern Oregon.  Unity Reservoir, 25nm SW of Baker City, Oregon lies right smack in the middle of the totality swath and will have a totality duration of just over 2 minutes (starting at 1023PDT on the 21st).

    Unity Reservoir, 3820’, is open to power boats and has a 10,000+ foot N/S arm and a 7,000+ foot E/W arm.  However, camping is very limited at the reservoir and I am targeting establishing a camp at either the Lewiston Snake River SPB (78U) or Crescent Lake (just south of Crescent Lake State Airport (5S2)).  Both locations have boat gas available on the water.

    I have had the pleasure of viewing a couple of total solar eclipse.  Very impressive from the ground……………perhaps even more impressive while in the air?  More details to follow in future WSPA Newsletters.

    Don Goodman


    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Tanglefoot Seaplane Base, Priest lake, Idaho

    splash and camp. watch here for details forthcoming.

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