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Who belongs to the Seaplane Pilots Association?  Everyone that loves seaplanes!

     Pilots - those with seaplane ratings or those who might get one someday
     Seaplane owners
     Anyone who enjoys riding in, seeing, reading about, or learning more about seaplanes - YOU!

In 1972, a group of seaplane pilots formed a dedicated organization with a unique purpose - to protect the water flying rights of all seaplane pilots by minimizing restrictions and opening new waters. Today, the Seaplane Pilots Association and its thousands of members have come a long way. We are the world's largest and most successful seaplane pilot organization, representing our members in dozens of seaplane access issues annually and providing numerous exclusive benefits.

Click here to learn more about some of these benefits our members enjoy:

  • Federal, State and Local Representation to help keep our waterways open
  • SPA Publications:
    • The bi-monthly Water Flying magazine
    • Water Flying Update , a bimonthly e-newsletter
    • Water Landing Directory
  • Members Only Web Site
  • Seaplane Insurance Program
  • Technical Referral Services
  • Special Information Mailings
  • Car Rental Discounts
  • SPA Insignia Items
  • Affinity MasterCard 

What does it cost?

A membership in the Seaplane Pilots Association is only $45 per year, which includes six issues of WaterFlying Magazine , access to the members-only section of this website, and all of the benefits above.  International memberships are $55, to cover the additional cost of mailing the magazine.  SPA annual memberships have not increased since 2004.

How do I join?
Just click here or on any "JOIN" icon on this page, and fill out the form.  You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase, and within about 7 to 10 days you will receive your permanent credentials in the mail. Your new member number will allow you to log into the "members only" area of the website at that time.

If you have any login problems, simply call the SPA Headquarters at 1-888-772-8923 toll free, or email . This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it.




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Can I give a membership as a gift?
Yes, absolutely!  A membership in the Seaplane Pilots Association is a great gift for the holidays, a birthday or other special occasion - or just "because"!  Click here or on any "JOIN" button on this page, and select "Gift membership" as the membership type.  Be sure to supply all the requested information for the gift recipient, and we'll get their credentials and first WaterFlying issue right out to them.