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Welcome to the Floatplane Operators Association


Acting as a common voice, the FOA is committed to sharing knowledge, experience and being accountable to members through equitable, transparent and inclusive operation and serving as a forum to be both responsive and proactive to changing industry dynamics.

Overall, we aim to actively promote the development of a ‘safety first’ industry.

  • Our Objective

    is to establish Best Practices,
    together with a consistent culture of safety across the industry by creating credibility for all operators and confidence for the public.

  • RSS Aviation News

    • Skydiving Altitude Record Shattered
      Following a nearly three-year secret development program, computer scientist Alan Eustace today shattered the world skydiving record with a jump from 135,890 feet, a supersonic free fall and a safe landing 70 miles from his departure point at Roswell, New Mexico.
    • FAA Takes Two Years to Rule on Bell Appeal
      In January 2012, Bell Canada applied to the FAA for an exemption from the FARs that would allow it to increase the gross weight of its Model 429 by 500 pounds to 7,500 pounds as had been approved in Canada and a number of other countries.
    • New Technology Will Produce Safer Maps
      Pilots may presume that we now have access to accurate terrain maps nationwide, but in some remote areas, maps may be based on incomplete data or inaccurate observations that are decades old. "Mars is better mapped than the state of Alaska," Steve Colligan, president of E-Terra, an Anchorage mapping firm, told The Washington Post recently. […]
    • Cessna Returns To Setting Speed Records
      After mostly remaining aloof from the record-setting side of aviation for over 70 years, Cessna appears to have returned to the fray--using the Mach 0.935 cruising speed of its recently certificated Citation X+ to set four city-to-city speed records in its weight class.