Eagles Nest Splash-in

Eagles nest
Eagles nest
Eagles Nest water and land runways
Eagles Nest water and land runways
Wow
Wow
Ralph ready to ramp
Ralph ready to ramp
Maule straight floater
Maule straight floater
C172 on Baumanns
C172 on Baumanns
Short Final
Short Final
Overhead arrival
Overhead arrival
Lining up
Lining up
Rich Hensch watching Husky arrive
Rich Hensch watching Husky arrive
beautiful beaver
beautiful beaver
Searey
Searey
wheels down, up the ramp
wheels down, up the ramp
more lined up
more lined up
landing on grass runway
landing on grass runway
Ben Oneal aerial shot
Ben Oneal aerial shot
beauty
beauty
more lined up
more lined up
Albatross
Albatross
inside albatross
inside albatross
HU-16 control
HU-16 control
albatross
albatross
Ralph going for a ride
Ralph going for a ride
Put it on floats
Put it on floats
another beauty
another beauty
nice day
nice day
grass landing
grass landing
tables ready for lunch
tables ready for lunch
watching planes land
watching planes land
showing off
showing off
nice entrance
nice entrance
almost as big as Julie's
almost as big as Julie's
Goose coming up ramp
Goose coming up ramp
just the opposite of a goose
just the opposite of a goose
arriving in sequence
arriving in sequence
wing (float)-walker
wing (float)-walker
lunch pep talk
lunch pep talk
Dave and Julie
Dave and Julie
Dave and Julie
Dave and Julie
Lots of hungry people
Lots of hungry people
Bruce Dunham getting recognition
Bruce Dunham getting recognition
Presenting Bruce Award
Presenting Bruce Award
Honoring her husband John tears flowing
Honoring her husband John tears flowing
lunch
lunch
lunch
lunch
lunch line
lunch line
dishing up
dishing up
sweets
sweets
dishing up
dishing up
Dave and Susan Hensch
Dave and Susan Hensch
little guy, big gal
little guy, big gal
talking
talking
more pics
more pics
more pics
more pics
on the strip
on the strip
goose on land
goose on land
approaching bomb drop target
approaching bomb drop target
missing target many times in a row!
missing target many times in a row!
Runway landing
Runway landing
Wheeled planes welcome too
Wheeled planes welcome too
panorama
panorama
panorama
panorama
Wipaire

 

February 27th, 2021

This turned out to be a great event!!!

 

Please share your best pictures with me by emailing them to floridaseaplanes@hotmail.com

 

 

Here is some pics/videos that I took, it's a link to google drive to download. click this link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11am - 2pm

FD44 - Eagles Nest Airpark

Restricted area update as of Feb 27 at 7am, they said it should all be cold today. More info below in yellow

 

Both land planes and seaplanes are welcome!  Invite your  pilot friends, but they must RSVP to be invited.  RSVP email:

floridaseaplanes@hotmail.com

Food will be provided.

 

Float manufacturer, Wipaire is sponsoring the event and paying for some of the food.  Eagles Nest resident, Priscilla, is paying for the rest of the food and also all the other things like tables, fire department, etc.  So please give a cash donation to help (donation bucket will be at food line).

 

Covid Precautions:  Please bring and wear a mask and keep 6 feet from people.  This is outside, so should be easy to keep everyone healthy.

Bring a chair

Please, NO PETS!  (yes, I know, you have your favorite pet that loves airplanes, but sorry,  the pets that live at Eagles Nest are not inviting your pets)

Bomb drop contest: Volunteers welcome to help judge. It's basically just for bragging rights.  (anyone have some grapefruit or oranges that we could use for this??)

        Frequency at FD44 is 123.15 which will be monitored by ground crew and will help guide to parking spot.  Don't talk a lot on this frequency.

          Julie Fetcko, passed last year and her sister is hosting this year.  She is living there at Eagles Nest fly-in and is welcoming us again as well as others that live at Eagles Nest.  

 

For those of you who haven't been here, see below pictures to see what to expect.  This is a private fly-in and your aircraft operations are at your own risk.  If you don't accept this, don't come.

 

Flying:  I suggest as you get (within 20 miles) near to listen on the frequency.  Annouce where you are at 10 miles out and then again at 5 miles.  If the frequency is congested, stay away and delay until it frees up.  There isn't a need for everyone to arrive at exactly the same time.  Most likely if you come later, there will be less traffic. 

 

Parking: Seaplanes land on water and either park on beach on NW, N, or NE shore, or if you want to ramp, use wheels to go up the ramp and park.  Follow directions from ground people on were to park.  (see pictures of parking in past years) Overflow is on east side of Runway about midfield in lot.  We may need some amphibs to park on the beach, so bring tiedown stuff like anchor.

Driving in:  Address is  

         Updates will be posted here on this page, so check back at this page on the day of event as I may post anything pertinent on here.


UPDATE on SEALORD (Restricted Areas) 

I called them on phone Feb 27 at 7 am, they said no scheduled areas, so should all be cold.  However monitor 134.65 and ask "SeaLord" for status.  Usually you just have to listen for a couple minutes an a different pilot will ask, so just monitor it ahead of time and you will know without even having to ask.

 

     Please RSVP to me at
 

 

 

Previous years Pictures:

Eagles Nest

Splash-in