The donation is designed to “expand the goodwill and public outreach that the Seaplane Pilots Association provides to the general public on behalf of the general aviation and water flying communities,” company officials said.
“SPA is extremely thankful to Progressive Aerodyne for providing the association with this exciting opportunity and partnership to expand our public presence with this great example of an affordable and very capable little seaplane,” said SPA Executive Director Steven McCaughey.
The Searey Adventure was designed as an entry-level SLSA amphibian taildragger. The Adventure shares its airframe with the Searey Elite SLSA, but at a much lower price point, according to company officials.
The Searey Adventure is available with a standard Rotax 912ULS, optional 912iS, or turbocharged 914. ADS-B compliance and pilot transition training is included at the base price of $124,000.
“At Progressive Aerodyne we are committed to pilot safety, ongoing training and the responsible use of our waterways,” company officials said. “These themes are consistently echoed by the Seaplane Pilots Association. As active members of the seaplane community, we all benefit from the work done by the Seaplane Pilots Association and we hope this airplane will assist them in the continuation of their mission.