About the Lake Amphibian Club

lafc_ripple_006The Lake Amphibian Club is an organization of Lake aircraft owners and aficionados which provides fellowship and communication for owners and future owners of Lake Amphibians. We have nearly 400 members in North America, Europe, Australia and throughout the world. The club is dedicated to the promotion of safety, knowledge, & proficiency through exchange of information. This is accomplished via a newsletter which is published six times a year, and through a very active members-only internet discussion forum. There is now an accumulation of over 1350 pages of newsletters going back over 28 years. This resource contains a wealth of information concerning the operation of Lakes, and is available for purchase by members of the club.

The club was founded in 1988 by Bill and Louise Goddard of Frostproof, Florida. Bill and Louise had a Lake Buccaneer and kept it parked on the lawn of their home on Lake Reedy. They initiated an annual Fly-In event which brought together Lake flyers from near and far and continues to this day.

Former Director Marc Rodstein with his EP.

Former Director Marc Rodstein with his EP.

The Fly-In (LakeFest), held in Florida each winter or spring, lasts 4 days and features a series of seminars hosted by experts in the Lake community. Topics are explored in the areas of flying technique, maintenance problems and procedures, insurance, and travel discussions. A great deal of good fellowship is gained at this event and many have made lifetime friendships among the people they met here. Many Lake pilots and their spouses attend from all over, some with, most without their airplanes. In addition to the US and Canada, we have had numerous people attend from as far away as South America, Europe, and Australia.

In 2000, Bill Goddard became ill and was no longer able to manage the club. Club management was taken over by Marc & Jill Rodstein, of Wellington, Florida, who managed the club for 15 years until they retired in 2015.

In 2016 the club was reorganized as the Lake Amphibian Club, Inc.  It is now run by an elected Board of Directors presently headed by Myron Mitchell, President.

Contact Us: Members of the Board of Directors

Greg Bradford, Sag Harbor NY, tel: 631. 605. 4061 email: hapjet51@gmail.com | LakeFest

Barbara Fioravanti, New Bern NC, tel: 518. 495. 8702 email: laceditorpublisher@gmail.com | Newsletter

John Staber, Old Chatham NY, tel: 518. 794. 9091 email: jx2staber@fairpoint.net | Advisor

Bill Greenwald, Pownal VT, tel: 413. 207. 2020 email: wgreenwald3@ne.twcbc.com | Secretary

Myron Mitchell, Advance NC, tel: 401. 602. 5131 email: myronmitchell@cs.com | President

Adrian Wood, Marlborough NH, tel: 603. 289. 4811 email: lakeclubtreasurer@gmail.com | Treasurer

Ben Mitchell, San Jose, CA, tel: 408. 218. 5143 email: warpflyght@telltales.net | Webmaster

Marc Rodstein, Wellington FL, tel: 561. 948. 1262 email: mrodfl@gmail.com | Advisor

With advice and support from many other members.

Barbara contemplating that being editor takes her mind off the cost of the new paint job.

Myron's Blue Swan EP at his dock.

Myron’s Blue Swan EP at his dock.

Greg Bradford (EP) and Judy Staber (Skimmer One) mulling over what the committee has undertaken.

Greg Bradford (EP) and Judy Staber (Skimmer One) mulling over what the committee has undertaken.

Neophyte lake pilot Bill Greenwald giving ancient instructor John Staber advice before first flight after restoration.

Neophyte lake pilot Bill Greenwald giving ancient instructor John Staber advice before first flight after restoration.