Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Tavares hosted the annual splashin event for #seaplanes at the seaplane base. It was well attended by local and distant communities as well. It was a day event with many types of seaplanes but of course our focus was on networking with and generally hanging around with the Lake line of Amphibious Aircraft and their happy owners.

 At the seaplane ramp, Tavares, Florida

 Lake 250 Renegade

 HU-16 Grumman Albatross, one of the few flying anywhere in the World
 Lake 250 renegade from our friends at Lake Aircraft Flyers Association
 Seaplane ramp started to get crowded as the day progressed

 That's a Maule on floats and there were a few Searay LSA amphibians. To us, an LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) are nothing but better dressed ultra/microlights. They can be fun if one knows the limitations of flying such Aircraft.

Lake Renegade 250-our all time favorite amphibian

 View from the restaurant at the ramp side of the seaplane parking area

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sun N Fun 2015 at Lakeland Linder Airport, Florida

We are posting a few seaplane pics from the Sun N Fun event of 2015 held during April 2015 this year. The usual landplanes were there aplenty and those have been featured before in previous blogs, we made this post seaplane specific.

 At the entrance to the Sun N Fun SNF15 event

 We attended the 2015 Sun N Fun airshow at Lakeland Linder Airport, Florida. The event started with low crowds and then gradually picked up as the days went by.

 The Classic PBY Catalina from WW II era
 Lake Turbo Renegade in the back, Lake Buccaneer seaplane in fore above

 More Lake Buccaneers on the grass at SNF15
 The event did not have the annual Seaplane splash in at nearby Lake Agnes as there was some issues with water levels in that Lake this year due to unseasonal rainfall. While that proved to be a damp squib for Seaplane enthusiasts and pilots, some took the opportunity to splash in elsewhere in Sebring and Tavares seaplane base.

 Lake Buccaneer visiting Tavares during the SNF15, unofficial seaplane non-event they called it

We had a good time networking with like minded aviation people, buyers, end users, providers, suppliers, service personnel, city officials, Airport officials and so on.