Seaplane Pilots Association
The Seaplane Pilots Association is a not-profit corporation serving the needs of the seaplane community throughout North America and globally. Since 1972, the Seaplane Pilots Association has been protecting and promoting the water flying community through its advocacy and representation of the seaplane community. Its mission includes safety, education, and environmental stewardship.
The SPA's worldwide headquarters will be erected on two acres across the street from the lakefront base with hard packed surfaces and pilot-operated fences and gates for access to the ramps and docks. The headquarters will include a 10,000-square-foot hangar, offices, and interactive workshops and educational displays.
Winter Haven was a natural fit because the community has an affinity toward seaplanes. There are 40 lakes within the city’s boundaries, most of which are open to seaplanes on a regular basis; a real seaplane-friendly community. The Winter Haven Municipal Airport itself is surrounded by five lakes.