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Seaplane Pilots Association Australia

The Peak Body on all Seaplane Activities in Australia

                      Representing ALL Seaplane Pilots                          

Members of SPAA, in the interests of promoting safety and the respectful use of airspace and waterways, agree to adhere to the following Code of Operations as a guideline and general policy for the operation of Seaplanes in Australia.

To see our full Code of Operations click here.

In summary, SPAA members agree to:

  • Adhere to Australian Civil Aviation Legislation.
  • Observe State, Federal and International laws relating to the safe operation of marine craft whilst operating a Seaplane on the water.
  • Be considerate of others, and use Fly Neighbourly and noise abatement procedures when appropriate.
  • Adhere to See and Avoid principles, in the air and on the water. 
  • Operate within personal and aircraft limits. 
  • Always strive for the highest standards of pilotage and airmanship. 
  • Provide assistance to persons or vessels in distress, as long as it is safe to do so.
  • In keeping with the outstanding environmental track record of seaplanes worldwide, our members agree to follow sound operating practices with utmost regard to the environment at all times to protect our unique waterways.

    Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the full Code of Operations document. 


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