One of the highlights of the year for the Indiana Seaplane
Pilots Association is the annual Pokagan State Park Indiana Seaplane Fly-In,
held every year in September.
12th annual Pokagan State Park
Indiana Seaplane Fly-in
Saturday & Sunday,
|Past Fly-In Coverage
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download the flyer.
Friday and Saturday arrivals welcome.
Accommodations available at the Potawatomi Inn
Camping, cabins, and hotel 260-833-1077.
Those who venture in on Friday or Saturday: There will be a
big barbeque and bonfire Saturday on my runway, and several restaurant choices
within a couple minute walk from the house.
Free camping available on our property and runway.
Shuttles to and from park provided.
The main public event will be:
- Sunday, which includes breakfast or brunch at your leisure
- Sunday arrivals all day
- Followed by flying (and telling tall tales) at the beachfront
until you can’t take it anymore!
- There will be a hard surface ramp for amphibs, and plenty of soft
beaching at waterfront for floats.
Thanks to ISPA's efforts, Lake James
was recently designated a PUBLIC Seaplane Base. As a result, it is
NO LONGER NECESSARY to get private permission in advance to attend this
ISPA thanks the State of Indiana's Department of Natural
Resources and Department of Transportation for their cooperation in making this
change and opening more Indiana waters to seaplanes.
NOTICE: Attendance and participation in the Splash-In
is at the pilot's own risk.
Please be careful, considerate, and safe
in your operations. We are continually working to demonstrate that seaplanes are
compatible users of Indiana lakes, in order to open more waters to seaplane
Directions by car:
See map at right.
Directions by air:
Fly direct to Angola airport (KANQ) in the far northeast
corner of Indiana, then fly out runway 05. You will overfly some water but keep
your eyes out for an island with a house on it, then look 30 degrees to the
north and you will see a large inn with a red roof… …
Or just dialing 0IE into your GPS will bring you right to Lake
Lake James Seaplane Base (01E)
||41° 42' 10.58" N
||85° 1' 28.60"W
||41° 42.17640' N
||85° 1.47660' W
For more info please contact
Help publicize the event by downloading the flyer, and posting
it at a local airport or e-mailing it to friends.
Click here to
download the flyer.
(Image at right from
www.topozone.com, an excellent resource for seaplane pilots.)
|Click map below to open VFR sectional chart