AVweb is reporting that the State of New Mexico has abandoned plans to ban seaplanes from landing on lakes in its state parks, thanks, it would seem, by a lobbying effort among seaplane pilots.
AVweb is reporting that float and amphib aircraft operators throughout the U.S. are rallying to fight a proposal by the state of New Mexico to ban aircraft from the state’s lakes. The proposal is a single line item tucked in a long list of proposed changes to the New Mexico Administrative Code, blindsiding the seaplane community. Read more here.
The Washington Seaplane Pilots Association will hold it season opener Splash-In May 19 at Lake Whatcom.
Officials note this is a special occasion, long in the planning process, as a network of organizations have been putting together a plan where seaplanes could become an important part of the area’s emergency response resources.