Welcome to the Floatplane Operators Association


Acting as a common voice, FOA (Fo-Ah) is committed to sharing knowledge, experience and being accountable to members through equitable, transparent and inclusive actions, as well as, serving as a forum that’s both responsive and proactive to changing industry dynamics.

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

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    • First Drone-Caused Crash?
      The FAA and NTSB are now mulling the circumstances of a relatively minor helicopter crash in South Carolina that may go down in history as the first U.S. aircraft crash caused by a drone.
    • Canada Certifies Pipistrel Alpha Electro
      Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has certified the Pipistrel Alpha Electro in its advanced ultralight category, the first certification of an electric aircraft in North America.
    • Avgas Quarantine Disrupts GA In Canada
      FBOs and local airports across Canada have been affected by a quarantine of avgas following a quality control problem at the only refinery that makes 100LL in Canada.
    • Utility Drone To Start U.S. Testing
      A company in Wyoming has secured FAA approval to start flight tests with a large twin-engine drone, the Flyox Mark II, built by Singular Aircraft of Barcelona, Spain. The amphibious drone has a 35-foot wingspan and can carry up to 4,000 pounds of water for dropping on forest fires. According to Singular, it’s the world’s […]