Come on in, the water’s fine!
Welcome to Our New Lake Amphibian Club Website
We want this website to be open to all; to spread the word about these wonderful, versatile amphibians that can land just about anywhere, making traveling in small aircraft adventurous, safe, and just plain fun. If you are thinking about becoming a Lake Amphibian owner, this is the place to start your search. We offer a yearly LakeFest flyin and safety seminar, a members-only forum where everything from ADS-B to Zero gravity is discussed and problems can be solved by knowledgeable Lake owners and mechanics, plus fly-in destinations, and more. We also offer a bi-monthly newsletter that is available by both “snail mail” or email and dealing with a variety of subjects and trip reports and maintenance topics by our members, to name just a few. Our Lake club has always been a “type” club catering to owners and “wannabe” Lake owners.
The original club was formed in 1988 and has been administered until 2015 by two husband and wife teams, Bill and Louise Goddard, and then Marc and Jill Rodstein, who recently retired after 15 wonderful years of running a great club with many new ideas. When they retired they turned over the management of the club to another Lake owner and club member of many years.
Unfortunately, the club started to change dramatically. Most notably was the website, where most of the information is now classified for members only, opening the membership up to all amphibian aircraft (Seabees, amphibious floatplanes, etc.) and eliminating the printed and mailed newsletters. All this was done without consent of the members, many of whom do not frequent the forum often, if at all, leaving them at a loss for any club information.
At this point a committee was formed to save what was left of the original club and the new Lake Amphibian Club was formed along with this new website, open to all.
We are thrilled that many of our old members have rejoined with us!
Among the most important features of our new Lake Amphibian Club, will be the yearly election of 6 officers for the purpose of administering the club’s operation to prevent the above problem from happening again. We have registered the club with the IRS.
Lake Amphibian Events:
LakeFest 2020 has unfortunately been postponed twice this year due to COVID-19. The next event is still planned to be held at the Hotel Bentley, Alexandria, Louisiana, in the spring of 2021, from March 22-25. Visit the LakeFest Fly-In page for more details!
All technical information is provided on an as-found basis, as obtained from online and other sources noted. The Lake Amphibian Club (LAC) makes no claims, recommendations or warranties as to accuracy, safety, advisability, or applicability of any of this information. The LAC has made reasonable efforts to accurately transcribe information here, but does not take responsibility for any typographical or other errors that may appear. The reader is advised to take adequate precautions and consult appropriate experts when flying in, repairing, or training in Lake aircraft.