Clear Lake Splash-In
CONTACT: Julie Vessigault – 916-230-6604
The 33rd-annual Clear Lake Splash-In is scheduled for September 28 – 30, 2012 in Lakeport, California. Organized by West Coast Seaplane Pilots Association, this is the oldest and largest seaplane gathering in the Western United States.
Arrivals and Registration begin Friday the 28th at Noon, with most activities scheduled for, and aircraft arrivals expected on, Saturday the 29th. Several flying contests will take place on Saturday accompanied by constant arrivals and departures. The event is open to the public, with admission on Saturday of $2 per person. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Booths offering food and drink, Splash-In merchandise, and seaplane facts & figures will also be available.
Headquartered at the Skylark Shores Resort, the event utilizes the nearby Natural High School field for on-shore parking and display of amphibious seaplanes. Land planes use nearby Lampson Field and local volunteers will provide shuttle services to and from the venues.
Community support from the County of Lake, the City of Lakeport, the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, the Lakeport Main Street Association, the Lake County Future Farmers of America, the Lake County Public Works Department, and the Lakeport Regional School District has made this the local, successful event it has become.
Strong interest in the event from the surrounding communities creates a popular event for families throughout the region and hundreds come to see the planes on exhibit in Lakeport.
Seaplane pilots from throughout the region and from out-of-state attend to show off their planes and visit with others who share their seaplane passion. Approximately 50 seaplanes are expected to attend, making an interesting day of flight and ground displays. Water bombing contests and spot landing contests will allow pilots to showcase their planes and flying skills.
See www.clearlakesplashin.com for complete information. Further details will be posted on the website as times and events are confirmed. Photos from past Clear Lake Splash-Ins are available on the website as well.