Splash in at Seaplane-A-Palooza in April!

For the eager pilots ready to start the fly-in year, the perfect warm up to Sun ‘n Fun is happening next month at the Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) in Tavares, Florida. Dubbed America’s Seaplane City, Tavares welcomes seaplane pilots and enthusiasts alike to their annual Seaplane-A-Palooza on April 7th and April 8th, 2018.


Last year, over 50 seaplanes attended to visit with various exhibitors and sponsors. Excitement is gearing up for other great activities as well. Seaplane Bingo, spot landings, a seaplane beauty contest, flying scavenger hunt, and a pancake breakfast are all planned to make Seaplane-A-Palooza an unforgettable event!

Flying In

Seaplanes are instructed to contact UNICOM on frequency 122.975 prior to your arrival. Parking is free at the red and white tie off posts, subject to space available. Visit the Tavares website for more information. Those pilots wishing to park their aircraft on land can fly into the Leesburg International Airport (LEE) where a shuttle will be provided to the base.

Seaplane Insurance

Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) is a sponsor of Seaplane Bingo and will have a table at Seaplane-A-Palooza. AIR agent Victoria Neuville will be on hand to answer all your seaplane insurance and other aircraft insurance questions. All the agents at AIR are pilots and shop all the major aviation insurance markets to obtain the best rate and the broadest coverage on your aircraft insurance. For your seaplane insurance call 877-247-7767 or submit your seaplane insurance quote request online today!

2018 promises a year full of more airshows, fly-ins and aviation events. What is on your aviation calendar this year?