The threat to the future of seaplanes on Lake Tahoe is not fully gone yet. The TRPA Board meeting on June 23 will be the determining vote on the issue. Following that vote, assuming we prevail, we will, through the SPA Water Flying Directory, publicize the existing limitations as they apply to all boats (no wake zones, no more than 5 mph in Emerald Bay, no power boats in marked swimming zones) and encouraged continued best practices for both noise and invasive species threats to Lake Tahoe.Read More
Jan 2007 President’s Corner Enviro-Zealots and ‘The Me Generation’ The next time you see a protest the media deems newsworthy, make sure you watch it. Why you ask? If you look closely you will see every ‘anti-you-name-it’ group in existence. They are all there just incase, and hoping to get exposure. Why the media is…Read More
Lake Tahoe Seaplane Pilots Confront Closure Threat, Face Financial Hurdles
Long a premier destination for seaplanes in the Western United States, local governing bodies threaten to severely restrict seaplane access to the largest alpine lake in the Western Hemisphere. Bisected by the California – Nevada border, Lake Tahoe, often called “The Jewel of the Sierra,” is 6200 feet above sea level, 24 miles long, 12 miles wide and the second deepest lake in North America.