Seaplane Seminar Saturday

Eight Hour Seminar Starts at 8 a.m.

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by Mike Ford

Alaska has the one of the largest seaplane ports in the world. With summer just around the corner a number of aviation safety groups are banding together for their annual seaplane seminar. The all day event is set for Saturday at the Tom Wardleigh hangar at Lake Hood.

As the snow retreats and planes trade skies for floats,seaplane operators are already gearing up for busy summer season. The seaplane seminar is an annual event that gives operators old and new an opportunity to come together and talk about all things seaplane related. The latest with weather cameras,seaplane maintenance and avoiding mid air collisions.

Discussions on training, communications and maintenance are all part of the eight hour seminar and according to Ed Kornfield with the Alaska Aviation Safety Foundation hands on demonstrations too."The Medallion Foundation is going to bring their 206 glass cockpit simulator during the seminar, it will be a great opportunity for people to see what it looks like and get a feel for what it what it is flying the simulator it's a great training device"

Kornfield adds if you are an aviator that is feeling a little rusty from sitting all winter, this will be a great refresher course."Get your head back in the game again, start thinking about safety and maybe think about getting an instructor to fly with, before you go out to fly the first time and take your family on that long weekend"

Doors open at the Tom Wardleigh Hangar at Lake Hood at 8 a.m. Saturday.