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It has come to our attention through Tom George and David Ulane, the AOPA Regional Managers in Alaska and the NW Mountain area respectively, that there is a planning process going on in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory that will affect your availability of services at this International Airport. Schwatka Lake Seaplane Base has been and needs to continue to be a major stopping point for straight float planes traveling between the Lower 48 and Alaska, as well as for tourism into the further North reaches of the Yukon Territory. In the AOPA blog, below, you will see a discussion of the goals of the planning process and a link to take a Survey of your past use of the Schwatka Lake Seaplane Base and your thoughts for the future of the waterfront. As always, we ask you to take a few minutes to consider this request by viewing the material, but at the least clicking on the survey and answering the questions regarding past use and in the comments areas discussing future intended uses.
If we lose the ability to fuel and get Customs in Whitehorse, travel along this route will be gravely compromised, not only further inconveniencing the straight float pilot, but compromising safety in ways that can only be measured with statistics.
We only have until November 5th to respond on the Survey.
Click this to read AOPA’s blog about Schwatka Lake
Click this to take the survey.
No delay, please folks. I did not learn about this until yesterday.
Send this thread to every single seaplane pilot you know or have in your email list. Post it on other forums, too.
I will attempt to get it into AvWeb.com and Aero-News.net