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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

    • Charter Pilot Charged With Drunkenness
      Police said a first officer's blood alcohol content was 0.3, or seven times the legal limit, when he was tested at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, last Thursday and removed from the cockpit of a Talon Air Challenger 604 charter flight. The captain of the flight, Manny Ramirez, reportedly noticed that the first […]
    • Report: Small Jets Are Selling
      The private-jet market overall has been slumping so far this year, as reported in the latest GAMA tally, but a closer look at the data shows that small private jets are in growth mode, according to a recent analysis by the Wichita Eagle. The Eagle found that shipments of small and midsize jets grew by […]
    • Drone Pilots Expected To Outnumber Aviators
      With new FAA rules now in place, as of Monday, for operators to secure a commercial drone certificate, it's been projected that their numbers will quickly outnumber manned-aircraft pilots. The FAA has estimated the number of certified commercial drone operators could exceed 600,000 within a year, equal to the total number of pilots from student […]
    • Veterans Group Targets Airshow
      A veterans group in San Diego is asking the public to boycott the Miramar Air Show, saying the show is dangerous and "glorifies war." The annual show, which is held during Fleet Week, Sept. 23 to 25, is a popular free event hosted by the Marine Corps. The show draws up to 500,000 visitors. The […]