Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association To Hold Annual Safety Seminar & Fly-In At Madden’s

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue

BRAINERD, MINN. – The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) will hold its 2021 Safety Seminar, September 17-19, at Madden’s on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota (https://www.maddens.com/). Wipaire will be sponsoring the second annual Poker Run on Friday, September 17. The keynote banquet speaker on Saturday, September 18, will feature ferry pilot, Kerry McCauley, who will be sharing his experiences that led to his best-selling book “Ferry Pilot.”

Contact Madden’s Reservation Desk at 1 (800) 642-5363 to reserve your room, register for the seminar and select your meal plan, or click below:

Madden’s Registration

Seminar registration and meals for members not staying at Madden’s may be purchased online from MSPA. Please register for the seminar and purchase your meals in advance of the seminar to aid in the planning process. Click below:

Offsite Seminar Registration

Whether seaplane rated or not, the annual MSPA Safety Seminar is worth attending, as much of the information presented can be applied to both floatplane flying and flying on wheels. And the opportunity for social interaction and activity cannot be beat!

Madden’s operates Steamboat Bay Seaplane Base (M16) on Gull Lake, and East Gull Lake Airport (9Y2) located adjacent to the resort. Courtesy shuttle service is provided to pilots and their guests between the airport and the resort (www.maddens.com).

MSPA’s other big event of the year is its “Pig Roast” to be held Sunday, August 8 at Surfside Seaplane Base in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Refer to the MSPA website for details: (http://www.mnseaplanes.com/)

The purpose of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association is to promote seaplane flying and safety in the state of Minnesota; educate and inform government officials, the legislature and the public on seaplane operations; and create safe and compatible seaplane bases throughout Minnesota. 

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