Clear Lake Seaplane Splash-in Sept 28 - 30 2012

Clear Lake Splash-In Sept 28-30 2012

Posted 05.23.2012 in News by Caitlin

WCSPA is pleased to announce that the 2012 Clear Lake Splash-In will take place September 28 - 30.  A new organizing committee has been formed and has begun preparations for what promises to be the best "Clear Lake Splash In" ever!.  Julie Vessigault, Bob Walker, Steve Price, Marshall Jenkins, Harold LaBonte and Rob Dehoney comprise this year's organizing committee.  They are assisted by Alberto Rossi (WCSPA board member), Melissa Fulton (Lake County Chamber of Commerce) and Carol Hays (Lakeport Mainstreet Association).  Rick French has signed on as the new Webmaster.  Mike Dunlap and Ray Wolfe will be assisting through in advisory roles.
The 33rd Annual Clear Lake Splash-In is scheduled September 28 – 30, 2012 at Lakeport, California. Organized by West Coast Seaplane Pilots Association, it is the oldest and largest seaplane gathering in the Western United States. Arrivals and Registration begin Friday the 28th at Noon, with most activities scheduled for, and aircraft arrivals expected on Saturday the 29th. Several flying contests will take place on Saturday accompanied by constant arrivals and departures. Headquartered at the Skylark Shores Resort, the event utilizes the nearby Natural High School field for on-shore parking and display of amphibious seaplanes. Land planes use nearby Lampson Field and local volunteers will provide shuttle services to and from the venues. Community support from the County of Lake, the City of Lakeport, the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, the Lake County Future Farmers of America, the Lake County Public Works Department, and the Lakeport Regional School District has made this the local, successful event it has become. Strong interest in the event from the surrounding communities creates a popular event for families throughout the region and hundreds come to see the planes on exhibit in Lakeport. Seaplane pilots from throughout the region and from out-of-state attend to show off their planes and see others.  Approximately 50 seaplanes are expected to attend, making an interesting day of flight and ground displays. Water bombing contests and spot landing contests will allow pilots to showcase their planes and flying skills. See for complete information. Further details will be posted on the website as times and events are confirmed. Photos from past Clear Lake Splash-Ins are available on the website.

Please direct all inquiries about the event to: or

Julie Vessigault at 916-230-6604

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