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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

    • Performer Dies In Oregon Crash
      Marcus Paine, a long-time flight instructor (training partner with Patty Wagstaff) and air show performer died Saturday at an Oregon air show.
    • Southwest Engine Comes Apart At Altitude
      A Southwest Airlines 737 made an emergency landing in Pensacola, Florida Saturday after an uncontained failure of the number one engine.
    • Fatal Air Show Crash In China
      Tragedy marked the opening of a new general aviation airport in north central China. Michel Leusch, of South Africa, failed to recover from a dive during a performance at the first Silk Road International General Aviation Convention held at Danxia Airport on Saturday.
    • Man In Underwear Crashes Truck Into Airliner
      A stolen airline truck driven by a man wearing only boxer shorts crashed into a parked Southwest Airlines jet Thursday night at Omaha's Eppley Airfield. The incident required multiple police officers to subdue the man plus a replacement jet for the 113 passengers catching their flight to Las Vegas, the Omaha World-Herald reported.