One of the highlights of the year for the Indiana Seaplane
Pilots Association is the annual Pokagon State Park Indiana Seaplane Fly-In,
held every year in September.
20th annual Pokagon State Park
Indiana Seaplane Fly-in
Saturday & Sunday,
Sept. 23, 24, & 25, 2002
|Past Fly-In Coverage
|In celebration of 20 year of “splashing”, it’s going to
be a 3 day event for this year!
- Friday arrivals and 6:00
Barbecue for pilots and volunteers on our property with the local
Lions Club doing the chicken and sides, we will have our bonfire and
- Saturday will be full of
- Seaplane Poker Run
from 8:30 to 11:30 with a spot landing contest at one of the
- At the State Park
there will be guided hikes and visitations to the nature center
to see their critters, time TBD
- Open House our horse
farm with Pony rides for any children that are interested; lots
of furry friends to meet big and small.
- Scheduled pontoon
cruises of Lake James
- And if anyone is a
water sports enthusiast, let us know! We can get you up on
skis, wake board, etc.
- Saturday evening at
6PM Pilot Reunion and banquet at the Inn
- Seating is
limited to 80 so we will reserve seating first to our
seaplane pilots, crew, and family that are attending or who
are attending to join the reunion of pilots who have flown
in over the years along with our organization team. Call
ASAP for reservations.
- Sunday will be our day at
the park to share our airplanes with the visitors as we always put
on a great show.
Camping is available on the Strebig property as
always and the grass strip is also open but please contact Randy Strebig
for briefing on the use of the strip if you haven’t been into it before.
you’re planning on staying at the Inn, make your reservation right away,
it sells out quick. Potawatomi Inn: Camping, cabins, and hotel
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
has been 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.
(Image at right from
www.topozone.com, an excellent resource for seaplane pilots.)
|Click map below to open VFR sectional chart