Seaplane Pilots Association 2019 Member Adventure
New Orleans, Louisiana
September 30 - October 5
Our host, Southern Seaplane, operates the largest seaplane base on the gulf coast area in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, just southeast of New Orleans. This year’s get-together will feature a packed agenda: flying in a variety of seaplane types; seaplane safety training and optional water egress training; and lots of sightseeing and social activities.
Seaplanes that should be on hand for members to fly include a Cessna 172, four 185s and two 206s; a Piper Super Cub; a de Havilland Beaver; a SeaRey; and possibly a Grumman Widgeon. Some of the aircraft will be on amphibious floats, and some on straight floats. Members can fly as pilot-in-command with a Southern Seaplane pilot in the right seat. Member Adventure participants will receive a significant discount off Southern Seaplane’s retail pricing.
There’s lots to see and do in a seaplane flying out of 65LA—lunch flights to LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and The Blind Tiger on Biloxi Beach, Mississippi; a visit to the McIlhenny Company’s Tabasco plant on Avery Island; and exploring the waters in Louisiana’s bayou and marsh regions.
Members can fly their own aircraft to Southern Seaplane (www.southernseaplane.com), which has a 5,000-foot-long by 100-foot-wide canal and an adjacent 3200-foot-long by 40-foot-wide hard- NAME surface runway on site (65LA).
Trip Attendees Will Enjoy:
Adventure Trip Registration Fee is Only $299 and $249 for Additional Guests
Fly Seaplanes at Southern Seaplanes
Southern Seaplane, Inc. was founded in 1954 by Phil Panepinto as an air charter operation mainly catering to oil field personnel. Today it has grown to a full scale operation offering executive charters, fishing trips, and a wide variety of air tours. Phil’s son, Lyle purchased the company in 2007, which is located on the Westbank of the Mississippi River across from downtown New Orleans in the city of Belle Chasse. Southern Seaplane, Inc. continuously strives to maintain the highest standards of quality possible.
Our host Southern Seaplane, along with Cubs, Floats, & Fun, and Flying Fish Seaplanes have graciously extended special discounted dual flying rates for our members during the member trip.
*Discounted rates are only available to our members that have officially registered for the trip and have paid the registration fee.*
Cessna 172 straight float $275
Cessna 185 straight float $525
Cessna 185 amphibian $600
Cessna 206 straight float $700
Cessna 206 amphibian $775
DHC-2 deHavilland Beaver amphibian $850
PA19-S Super Cub Seaplane $275