MSPA Conference Information

Minnesota Seaplane Conference
May 2 - 4, 2008

The 2008 Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar will be held at Cragun's Lodge on East Gull Lake, Minnesota starting Friday May 2nd and ending Sunday May 4th. Details about the lodge can be seen on their website: www.craguns.com.

There is plenty of sand beach and a grass strip (East Gull Lake) walking distance away or the lodge will pick you up in their van.
Click here for Reservation Form.

Cragun's Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-825-2852

 
Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change
 

FRIDAY

12:00 - 6:00 Training available in your airplane, schedule with instructors on list

4:00 - 6:00

Registration - Lobby Area

4:00 - 6:00

Exhibit Area Open

4:30 - 5:30

Social Hour - Exhibit Area

6:00 - 7:30

Dinner - Main Dining Room

7:00 - 10:00

FAA Safety Seminar

8:00 - 10:00 Bonfire and S'mors on the beach (families invited)

SATURDAY

Fly-In, Seminars & Sport Activities

7:00 - 8:30

Breakfast Buffet - Main Dining Room

8:00 - 12:00

Registration - Lobby Area

8:15 - 9:00

Welcome & Introductions - Mn/DOT, MSPA, SPA

9:00 - 9:30

Toby Westin (Park Rapids Aviation), Maintenance Issues

9:30 - 10:00

Float Manufacturers Update

10:00 - 10:30

Break - Exhibit Area

10:30 - 11:00

Clayton Cowl, M.D., M.S. (Senior Medical Examiner at Mayo Clinic)

11:00 - 11:30

Jim Huddock (Chelton Flight Systems), Avionics

11:30 - 12:00 Mike Vivion (U of MN Crookston), Safety Issues

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch - Main Dining Room

1:00 - 6:00

Training available in your airplane, schedule with instructors on list

1:30 - 2:30

Pete Firlotte (Transport Canada)

2:30 - 3:00

US Customs

3:00 - 3:30 Ray Rendall (DNR), Invasive Species

3:30 - 5:00

Flying

5:00 - 6:30

Social Hour - Exhibit Area

6:30 - 8:00

Banquet Dinner

8:00 - 8:30

MSPA and Mn/DOT

8:30 - 9:30

Banquet Speaker: Kieran O'Farrel (FAA and Alaska Bush Pilot)

9:00 - 1:00am Skaytrs band playing in the Bear Trap Lounge, sponsored by Wipaire

SUNDAY

Conference Wrap-Up

8:30 - 10:30

Breakfast Buffet - Main Dining Room

9:00 - 11:00

Weather Computer Available