Seaplane pilots, enjoy viewing a rare annular eclipse, which occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring surrounding the outline of the Moon. Amphibious seaplanes should meet at the Trinity Center Airport. Aircraft with straight floats can tie up at the KOA campground and walk about 1 miles to the airport. Transportation might be available; call one of the RSVP numbers below to inquire.

The partial eclipse begins at Trinity Lake at 5:10 PM PDT and ends at 7:36 PM. The annular eclipse will last just under 5 minutes beginning at 6:25 PM and ending at 6:30 PM. Do not attempt to observe the partial or annular phases of any eclipse with the naked eye. Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness!

No insurance certificates required for this event, but strongly encourage you to RSVP ahead of time so that enough solar eclipse viewing eyeglasses will be available at the splash-in. Bring $10 per person attending, which includes dinner and a set of solar viewing eyeglasses.

Airport Information
CTAF: 122.9 Elevation: 2390 MSL ATIS:134.30 530-266-3220
Runway 14/32 3215 x 50 feet. 32: right traffic. 14: Calm runway, left traffic

If you want to stay overnight on Saturday or Sunday night, Cabins & Campsites available at Trinity Lake KOA. Cabins start at $120 and KOA is offering a 15% discount on cabins to seaplane pilots if 5 or cabins are rented to our group.
Reservations: 800-562-7706 Info: 530-266-3337 Email:

A hotdogs and hamburgers dinner will be served on Sunday, May 20 at 5 PM. Snacks available beginning at 3 PM (and most likely earlier in the day as well). Bring drinks or a dessert to share with others.
Note: there is no food service in Trinity Center (the KOA snack bar is closed until Memorial day).

Please RSVP!
RSVP to Max Trescott at cell: 650-224-7124 or
Local coordinator on event day is Charles Lindsay at cell: 760-803-1086, house phone: 530-266-3228 or