Seaplane community & opportunities


Oregon is a great state to fly seaplanes in, however there is very little seaplane activity within the state. For more detailed information about seaplanes in Oregon, visit

Oregon is home to the largest airplane ever built, a seaplane by Howard Hughes. The Spruce Goose is located at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon (KMMV). Visit the museum’s website by clicking here.

There are two regional seaplane associations that work with the seaplane community in Oregon they are:

Columbia Seaplane Pilots Association

Washington Seaplane Pilots Association

Four northwestern states, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana have adopted an AIS training program available online at  Please visit this site, watch the video and take the test before operating in the region.




Get more info on Flying Seaplanes in Oregon

Join the Seaplane Pilots Association

and help protect and promote water flying

Significant bodies of water
that are open include:

Columbia River, Willamette River, and anywhere motor boats are allowed.

Significant bodies of water
that are Closed include:

Waldo Lake and Crater Lake

Seaplane Schools in Oregon

Commercial Seaplane Operators

Downloadable Resources

Report an Advocacy
Issue or Event

Have a seaplane advocacy issue or event in Oregon? Please tell us about it below, so we can publish it and work the issue if needed.

Oregon Field Directors

Oregon State Officials