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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

    • Antares Rocket Destroyed Intentionally
      Shortly after liftoff of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares Rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia on Tuesday, October 28, it became apparent to the operators that there was a problem with the launch and they hit the destruct button.
    • Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes
      SpaceShipTwo, being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, has crashed during a test flight from Mojave Air and Space Port, California.
    • Antares Explosion Video From The Air
      A passenger in a GA airplane caught Tuesday's Antares rocket explosion on video, giving a view of it from the air over the commercial launch facility in Virginia. The unmanned supply rocket exploded Tuesday seconds after liftoff.
    • King Air Crashes Into Wichita FlightSafety Building
      A Beechcraft King Air crashed through the roof of one of the FlightSafety International buildings on Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport this morning.