Washington Seaplane Association (WSPA) and BCFA have a goal to increase interaction amongst members. Notwithstanding the border between us we share all of the same challenges and opportunities.
We will be kicking this effort off with a splash out in September to Phantom Lake, BC. Phantom is approx. 15nm NW of Squamish. Phantom Lake (3100’ msl and 10,000 feet long) is a popular destination for floatplanes. There is a convenient sandy beach with nearby primitive camping. BCFA seasonally positions a canoe at the camp site. Nearby float accessible lakes include East Falk Lake and Kato Lake. These latter lakes, being higher and shorter, are a bit more challenging and suitable for higher performance aircraft. There is excellent hiking and scrambling at all of these lakes.
The general plan for the weekend is as follows;
Saturday, September 8
- Late morning/early afternoon arrival at Phantom Lake
- Camp Set Up
- Fishing / hiking / BCFA canoe on site
- Optional exploration of nearby lakes for those interested
- 1800 dinner (BYOF&B)
- Evening presentation/discussion by BCFA’s Mike Thompson on alpine lake flying
Sunday, September 9
Afternoon break camp and depart
- After breakfast optional exploration of nearby lakes for those interested
- Afternoon break camp and depart
WSPA Contact – Don Goodman, email@example.com, 360-303-7076
BCFA Contact – Mike Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-813-1863