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 Hawkins, Colorado Field Director for the Seaplane Pilots Association, discuss seaplane issues with Kelly Sloan. The discussion includes legislation efforts to allow seaplanes to land on Colorado lakes and waterways. Ray will also offer us a taste of Aviation History.

LIsten to the interview on KDMT 1690 AM

Water Resources Review Committee – Oct 5, 2017

2017 Regular Session

Hearing Items

  1. Shepherding Water Rights in Colorado
  2. Water for Outdoor Landscaping
  3. Forest Health Advisory Council
  4. Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) Project
  5. House Bill 17-1289 Concerning Historical Consumptive Use
  6. Follow-Up on High Groundwater Issues
  7. Seaplanes and Colorado State Parks
  8. Seaplanes and Aquatic Nuisance Species
  9. Public Testimony
  10. Final Recommendations on the Colorado Water Plan
  11. Discussion on Final Committee Legislation

The Committee will meet in Room 357, of the Colorado Capitol Building. Hearings are open to the public.

Steve McCaughey, Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association will be present to discuss seaplane operations and invasive species.

Read the full article at Water Resources Review Committee  (PDF)

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 all that hard work by so many provide such a life-saving resource.

A special thank you to all involved in Jefferson County and our Washington Seaplane Pilot Association pilot who flew quite a distance to provide his aircraft so lives could be saved.

Read the full article at Peninsula Daily News.