Connect & Collaborate – Sept 18 – 22, 2017

General Aviation Week Tammy Schmidt, On-Air Producer with Co-Host Kelly Sloan talk about policy and legislation that impact what some pilots are allowed to do, where to fly where to land and much more. During the week various aviation associations are introduced and their role in aviation is discussed. In the September 22nd installment, Ray […]

Water Resources Review Committee – Oct 5, 2017

2017 Regular Session Hearing Items Shepherding Water Rights in Colorado Water for Outdoor Landscaping Forest Health Advisory Council Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) Project House Bill 17-1289 Concerning Historical Consumptive Use Follow-Up on High Groundwater Issues Seaplanes and Colorado State Parks Seaplanes and Aquatic Nuisance Species Public Testimony Final Recommendations on the Colorado Water […]

Peninsula Daily News – August 10, 2017

Emergency Respondents, Volunteers Practice with Seaplane   On August 9, 2017, seaplanes, community resources and emergency services planners came together to help pave the way for a better future for Jefferson County. After doing exercises for so many years, starting in 2009, it is a special privilege to get to see everything come together and […]

July 15, 2017 – Colorado’s First Mountain Splash-In

Kenney Reservoir – Splash-In Event Saturday, July 15th, opened to a beautiful Western Colorado blue sky.  By the time the day was over most of the attendees were describing the 96-degree day as the “coolest” they had ever seen. Several hundred attendees converged on Kenney Reservoir for the First Ever Mountain Splash-In in Colorado.  As many Coloradans […]

May 20, 2017 – Second Annual Spring Splash-In

Lake Meredith – Splash-In The Splash-In was a great success! The weather leading up to the event was horrendous and caused the turnout to be lighter than expected.  A couple aircraft canceled fearing the weather and conditions at the lake would not be suitable.  I must confess that I too was doing a bit of panic.  But, […]

June 18, 2016 – Colorado’s First Ever Seaplane Splash-In

Lake Meredith – Splash-In Event Info We had a wonderful and historic time at Lake Meredith on June 18th. There were ~500 attendees and 4 seaplanes.  We established a permanent seaplane base and created an airmark at the site.  We have proven our concept of operations by establishing an inspection process that was recognized by a sitting State Senator.  Everything we accomplished was a Colorado “First”. […]

Kenney Reservoir

Small park with restroom, picnic facilities, and 40’ wide Boat ramp on east shore.   Coordinates: N 40° 06’ 52.97” W 108° 42’ 30.56” Elevation: 5350 Description: Approx 7500′ X 1500′; 280 Acres Landing Fees: None Restrictions: None Current ANS: None; Perform Self-Inspection at land airport Contact: Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, 970-675-5055 CAUTION: Mountainous […]

Lake Meredith

Seaplane base/county park on the north shore with restroom and 22’-wide boat ramp. Airmarked with the anchor.   Coordinates: N 38° 12′ 37″ W 103° 41′ 32″ Elevation: 4254 Description: Approx 18000′ X 4500′; Average Depth 6′; 3700 Acres Landing Fees: None, however a waiver of liability is required Restrictions: Wildlife Season 1 Nov to […]