If you’re planning to attend the 37th Annual International Seaplane Fly-In, slated for Sept. 9-12 at Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine, organizers say make your plans now.
The fly-in is sponsored by the International Seaplane Fly-In Association. The non-profit organization’s main focus is to provide aviation education (and a whole lot of fun) to participants and spectators alike, officials say.
The International Seaplane Fly-In got its start in 1973 when a few Greenville pilots thought it might be a good time to invite like-minded pilots to the area for a weekend of fun and flying. It turned out to be a great success and pilots from around the country started making it an annual run. By 1995, the International Seaplane Fly-In became a non-profit corporation. Its purpose is to promote fellowship, personal contact, and unification among seaplane pilots, as well as sponsor recreational and competitive events, including the annual fly-in.
The group also provides a scholarship each year to a high school student who plans to further his or her education in some field related to aviation. The 2009 recipient of the scholarship was Megan Weymouth, who is now attending Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire.
If you are planning to attend, association officials suggest you contact the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce at 207-695-2702 or MooseheadLake.org. Don’t wait too long to make reservations, as the town is full to overflowing on fly-in weekend, officials warn.
For more information: 207-695-3631 or SeaplaneFly-In.org.