Seaplane Pilots Association Office
Executive Director: Steven McCaughey
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Call Steve: 863-701-7979
Steve McCaughey has been the Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association since 2011, and comes from a highly diverse background in aviation. Known for his unquenchable thirst for everything related to flying - his aviation adventures and experiences have taken him from Alaska to Australia, and everywhere in between.
He served with the US Air Force Special Operations Command working the amazing AC-130 Gunship, and has spent the majority of his flying time in "Strangebirds" meaning tailwheel, seaplanes, aerobatic aircraft, warbirds and the like.
Since arriving at the Seaplane Pilots Association he has been instrumental in creating a Seaplane Rating Scholarship program, working with organizations such as RAF and AOPA to save seaplane access in the state of New Mexico, and has created an app that is free to all SPA members listing seaplane landing areas, flight schools, and destinations.
Office Manager: Ann Gaines
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Call Ann: 863-701-7979
Ann has been the office manager for the Seaplane Pilots Association for over 16 years. She is a major part of making sure everything runs smoothly for the SPA behind the scenes. She loves spending time with her family boating and fishing on the Florida waters. We are very lucky to have an Office Manager with such high dedication and commitment to our organization.
Assistant to the Director: Christie Kenyon
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Call Christie: 707-599-0041
Christie has been a volunteer for the SPA at the past couple AirVenture Oshkosh shows. She is the newest addition to the staff and is very excited to learn more about the wonderful world of seaplanes.
Water Flying Magazine
Editor: Mark Twombly
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Mark's father taught him to fly at the age of 17 and has been an active pilot ever since. His primary career has been in writing and editing, primarily for aviation publications. Mark was a writer and editor at AOPA PILOT magazine from 1983 to 1994, and served as Editor-In-Chief for five years. In 2003 he began flying professionally as a contract corporate and charter pilot, and continues to do so. He trained for his single-engine sea rating in a 100-hp J-3 on straight floats at Jack Brown's Seaplane Base, and his Commercial single-engine sea in a de Havilland Beaver on amphibious floats at Ryan Aviation. Mark has pilot certificates and ratings that include: Commercial MEL and SES, Instrument, Cessna Citation CE500-series and CE650-series type ratings.
Advertising Director: Chester Baumgartner
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Chester started flying at the age of 15 in Aruba with his pilot instructor uncle in a Piper Tri-Pacer. That fueled his passion for flying. Coming from parents that were employed by Grumman Aircraft it was natural he started his business life at Grumman as well. Years later after a trip to Grand Cayman with business partners he was inspired to pursue his Private Pilot License and subsequently bought his first aircraft.
Since the he has represented the EAA, NBAA in ad sales, before joining the Seaplane Pilots Association as Marketing and Advertising Director.
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