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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.

2022 20th Anniversary
Splash-In Details

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 skydivers too.


  • Saturday will be full of fun activities:
    • Seaplane Poker Run from 8:30 to 11:30 with a spot landing contest at one of the card stops
    • 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.


And if you’re planning on staying at the Inn, make your reservation right away, it sells out quick.  Potawatomi Inn: Camping, cabins, and hotel 260-833-1077

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.


Pilots:  Reminder

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 event.

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 access.

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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 James.

That’s it!

Lake James Seaplane Base (01E)
  Lat Long
DDMMSS 41° 42' 10.58" N 85° 1' 28.60"W 41° 42.17640' N 85° 1.47660' W
DD.ddd 41.70294° N 85.02461° W

For more info please contact
Randy Strebig,

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, an excellent resource for seaplane pilots.)

Click map below to open VFR sectional chart from
Flight Planning

Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association
Contact:  Randy Strebig
President, Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association

Photo credit: Banner photo by Tero Lähdesmäki, used with permission.