Splashin 2013 - Poughkeepsie, NY - KPOU - August 23,24 & 25

02-02-2013, 09:34 PM

Mike | Splashin 2013 - Poughkeepsie, NY - KPOU - August 23,24 & 25

Well it's time to think about the next splashin.

Since we have not had one in NY, if it's ok with all you all, I would like to host this years splashin.

Any ideas?


03-11-2013, 04:44 PM



03-12-2013, 01:06 PM

Larry Brunzlick

Any chance of moving that a weekend earlier? Sept.6-8


03-12-2013, 01:17 PM

Ed Lynch | 2013 Splash-In

Sounds good to me, Mike. Thanks for stepping up! Mary Lou and I will be there. Looking forwaard to it!


03-12-2013, 05:07 PM



Originally Posted by Larry Brunzlick View Post

Any chance of moving that a weekend earlier? Sept.6-8


I can host anytime. What r the thoughts of others?

03-13-2013, 12:12 PM

Tom Saccio | Splash-In

Any of the above dates are good for us. We will be there.


03-16-2013, 09:13 AM

moe | Splashin

Count me and my wife caroline in . I dont think my flying mermaid seawind will be flying but i'm trying. Moe

03-17-2013, 06:33 AM


If sept 6-8 is good for you all, then lets change the dates.

03-17-2013, 10:38 AM

mike reibling | 2013 Splash-in

That sounds good for us as well.

Mike & Kris

03-18-2013, 06:20 AM


Dates have been changed to Sept 6,7,8

Any problems or concerns, please let me know.....

Does anyone have anything they want to speak about or do durning the splashin?


03-24-2013, 09:58 PM

keithw | Splash in 2013

Hey If the gang says Maui il be there. Sept 6 7 8 is o k. Keith Walljasper P S Is any one going to Sun n Fun April 9 thru the 14th?

03-25-2013, 01:53 PM


Maui, hummmmm....

Lets see...4,253 miles, 294 degrees, 34hrs 57min @ 140 mph @ 3000 ft, 629 gal @ 5.00/gal - $3,145.00....... Mabe i could get a russian trawler to help out?

Ahhhh, lets just do kpou....

Now sun n fun might be a different story.....keith, i might be there

03-25-2013, 06:53 PM

jar59nh | Splash-In

Unfortunately that is the same weekend as the Greenville Maine International Seaplane Fly-in. I know I'm late to comment here, but that weekend won't work for me. I also have a wedding to attend on the 7th of September in Maine.

Maybe better luck next year for me.

Safe flying, John

03-25-2013, 11:25 PM

mike reibling | sun and fun


I'm going to be in Indianapolis April 2-4th on business and I was thinking about going down to plane makers after that to get some work done. Maybe could take in Sun and Fun as well....

03-26-2013, 09:04 PM



Originally Posted by jar59nh View Post

Unfortunately that is the same weekend as the Greenville Maine International Seaplane Fly-in. I know I'm late to comment here, but that weekend won't work for me. I also have a wedding to attend on the 7th of September in Maine.

Maybe better luck next year for me.

Safe flying, John

Well thats not good!

Since we have some time to move dates around, what about Aug 23,24,25 or Oct 4,5,6 ?

What dates are good for u all?

03-27-2013, 10:24 PM

keithw | sun fun Mike R

Hi mike Im planning on flying down commercial and being at Planemakers on April 8, 9th for a visit and then at sun n fun on 9 10 11 and flying home on the 12th Love to get with you as I have a car for the duration. Let me know? Keith

03-28-2013, 04:28 AM

mike reibling | 2013 Splash-In

I like Oct 3,4,5.

03-28-2013, 10:56 AM

Fred Lohr

i am ok for almost any date that suits everyone else and plan on making it to poughkeepsie. I will be at the splashin at lake agnes during sun and fun on thursday april 11, so if any other seawinders are there give me a call. 410 708 2527


03-28-2013, 01:46 PM

Tom Saccio | Splash-in 2013

Any of those dates are fine with us. Tom Saccio

03-28-2013, 10:00 PM

keithw | Splash in oct 3 4 5

O K With Me also Fred see you at Lake Agnes on April 11th Sun n fun. Hey Mike Reibling ????? Sun n fun Keith

03-30-2013, 02:33 PM


I am trying to get dates that all can make.

At this point it looks like August 30, 31, and Sept 1......... How do these dates look?

I was just told that this is labor day weekend. No good!

03-30-2013, 10:42 PM

Tom Saccio | Splash-in 2013

How about the Weekend before that if Labor Day weekend does not work. That's Aug 23, 24 and 25

03-31-2013, 08:22 AM


Ok how bout those dates? Ok for me.

August 23,24,25

04-01-2013, 09:33 AM

keithw | Splash in 2013

You lost me???? Whats wrong with oct 3 4 5???

04-01-2013, 01:29 PM


It would be Great to have everybody here, however, I know not all will be able to make the splashin.

After September It starts getting cold around here. Let me know what you think of the dates.


Aug 30,31,1

Sept 6,7,8

Sept 13,14,15


Aug 23,24,25

Sept 20,21,22..?

Oct 4,5,6

04-01-2013, 09:17 PM

Ed Lynch | Splash-In dates

I agree that the weather gets cool and iffy anytime in September, so how about the weekend before Labor Day, as mentioned? August 23-25. I can make it anytime, so what's good for the others will work for me. Ed

04-01-2013, 10:14 PM

Tom Saccio | Splash-in

Aug 23, 24 and 25th is good for me also. Tom Saccio

04-02-2013, 09:39 AM

keithw | aug 23 24 25

ditto keith ( N80CC says ditto also)

04-03-2013, 05:37 AM

Larry Brunzlick

I would prefer Aug.23-25.There is more risk of icing here in northern Wisconsin in Oct. I couldn't make it to Tom's one year because of that. 500/4 and icing above that.


04-05-2013, 09:43 AM

Russ Kotlarek | 6 months hmmm

Not sure how to plan that far in advance but I'll work on it ...

I'm always up for our fly ins is at all possible


04-05-2013, 01:03 PM



NO excuses........ Wankle your way on down here....!!!

04-06-2013, 05:54 PM

jar59nh | August dates good for me

The 25th Aug weekend looks good for me. Thanks for being flexible.

Looking forward to it!

John & Pupae

04-07-2013, 07:23 AM


Dates are set August 23,24 & 25th

04-24-2013, 10:58 AM


I am trying to get some type of agenda together for the weekend....

Any ideas????





04-26-2013, 01:31 PM

Ed Lynch | Splash in agenda thoughts and musings


Old Rhinebeck is certainly worth a visit, especially for those who have never been. Been there years ago, but would go again.

In the past, we have spent Saturday morning sitting listening to old war stories revisited, while the weather deteriorates to where we can't do much flying. I have left every "splash-in" wishing I had done more splashing! But maybe that's normal!?

If folks arrive on Friday, and leave Sunday, Saturday is all we have to "do something".

Do you think we could stretch it another day? Lots of guys will be travelling a ways to attend, so maybe another day of activities would be welcome. Maybe a polling of those who plan to come....

How far do we have to fly to do water work?


04-28-2013, 05:53 AM


Hi Ed

If you all want to stay the week you are welcome. I can take the time. As far as splashing, the Hudson River is within the class d of kpou or greenwood lake is about 20 min away. Greenwood lake sits on the border of ny and nj. If using, one has to land on the ny north end of the lake. One of the biggest problems around here is the boaters, need I say more.

Not many lakes to choose from.

What do u all think?

Another idea would be to ya a whizz around the Statue of Liberty at 1000 ft.




04-30-2013, 06:09 PM

Larry Brunzlick

Which airport are you anticipating that we will arrive at? POU or one of the other airports around there? And general meeting Place? The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome website refers to using the Kingston-Ulster Airport (20N) and take a taxicab to the aerodrome. That looks like a nice quiet airport to use if we go to the Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

The Hudson River Excursion, and flying around the Statue of Liberty sounds wonderful. I would never have thought about doing that while out there, but now I’m bitten.

The Hudson River sounds like a good place to do water work especially if there is less boat traffic than on the lakes. It’s always nice to watch Seawinds taking off and landing on the water. Is there a marina, boat landing, or park along the river where we could gather at some time during the weekend for rides and general viewing. It looks like there is something at the end of Rivercrest Ct. at Rivercrest Rd. (41 deg. 40’ 13”N, 73 deg. 56’ 33”W). Just throwing ideas out.

Larry Brunzlick

04-30-2013, 06:39 PM

Larry Brunzlick

I also see that there is a marina closer to down town with a restraurant "Shadows on the Hudson". Google earth is great for exploring!


05-01-2013, 09:24 AM


Where to start.......

Yes KPOU will be the airport we 1st gather at. We have a small house to use and fuel prices will be lower for us.

I am thinking.....

Friday Day/Night: Land at KPOU, park planes, Dinner at ?

Sat: Drive to Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Event: 'Wounded Warrior Day + Pioneer Air Show'


Sun: Drive to Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Event: 'World War I Air Show'

Group Rates - 15 or more, $15.00/per person, $10.00 65 or older.

Whatever day we don't goto Rhinebeck we can go to the Statue Of Liberty.

I might need to hitch a ride since my plane is in florida now. Might have it up here by then....Don't know.

The hudson river can be tricky, we have to play this one day to day. If there is a heavy rainstorm then there will be trees floating so needless to say... no go, however, there is a small cove on the east bank in beacon, ny just below the newburgh beacon bridge that should be ok.

05-01-2013, 04:52 PM


I forgot Shadows on the hudson. They have a great sunday brunch.

05-23-2013, 05:13 PM


Bump...... Any new ideas?

06-03-2013, 09:31 PM

Ed Lynch | Hotel for the Splash-in

Have we settled on a hotel yet? Time to make plans and reservations!


06-04-2013, 08:13 PM

keithw | Splash in Reservations

Ed Thanks for the reminder as time (FLIES) you know! What do you have for us Mike? Keith N80CC

06-05-2013, 05:39 AM


Standby. Info on the way shortly

06-06-2013, 01:35 PM

Kevin Finnigan | Splash In 2013

Hi Everyone.

I've been checking around for room prices for check in on 8/23 and check out on 8/25. I've been finding that this is the busy season for the kpou area.

I have reserved a block of rooms at the Extended Stay of America, which is located about 6 miles south of kpou at a rate of $89.00 per night. The average for this area is about $130.00 per night right on up to $189.00 per night.


You may contact them at 845-897-2800 to complete your reservations.

If you should have any questions, you can feel free to contact Mike any time or you can reply on this post and we will answer as soon as possible.

Stay Safe,

Kevin Finnigan.

06-06-2013, 01:37 PM

Kevin Finnigan | Splash in 2013

I'm sorry I forgot to add that the Block reservations are under the name "International Seawind Pilots Association".

06-07-2013, 09:49 PM

Ed Lynch | Which hotel?

On the website there are two Extended Stay of America hotels listed-- one at 55 W Merritt Bl, and one at 25 Merritt Bl. Which one have you gotten the block of rooms from?? Ed

06-08-2013, 07:48 AM

Kevin Finnigan

Extended Stay America - Fishkill - Route 9

25 Merritt Blvd.

Fishkill, NY 12524

Tel: 845-897-2800 | Fax: 845-897-2616 | Email: FKL@extendedstay.com

06-08-2013, 09:50 AM

Kevin Finnigan

I did include the wrong link. Below is the correct link.




06-08-2013, 04:27 PM


Dam copilots.....

06-19-2013, 11:34 AM


Any issues ? Can I get a count of who's coming

06-19-2013, 11:31 PM

Tom Saccio | Splash-In 2013

Steph and I will be there.

06-22-2013, 12:12 AM

keithw | Splashin 2013 KPOU 23, 24,25, Aug

I plan on being there with N80CC. Just had John from Planemakers up to help me with a fuel leak and that is now O K. That John is good!!!! Hey I want everyone to know that my Keel is all repaired from that landing last year. Keith Walljasper Hey Hey---Aug 23 4 5 is only 2 mo. away!!!

06-23-2013, 09:28 PM

Larry Brunzlick

Sharon, daughter Cadence, and myself are all planning to attend along with

N896CB if I don’t break something else.

Larry Brunzlick

07-16-2013, 07:53 AM


The time is getting closer.....

Any new ideas?

07-18-2013, 11:55 AM

SWightman | N71RJ, the James Bond airplane will attend

I look forward to attending. My Seawind is just finishing its annual now.

I look forward to flying it soon. I plan to take it to Airventure 2013.

What are the planned events? Is there an opportunity to lead a training session and or to get a water landing refresher in a Seawind? Where may I locate info on water landing opportunities? Thank you.

07-24-2013, 06:38 AM


The more the merrier.....

Less than a month away......

08-11-2013, 07:32 AM

Paul Comy | Directions to the splash-in

Mike, is someone posting directions to the splash-in? I'd like to swing by but due to not having my medical right now I'd need to drive.


08-12-2013, 07:18 AM



263 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

845), seven. 9. seven" twenty' eight/ 0,0

08-14-2013, 06:36 PM


Pools finally open, bring your swim suits

08-15-2013, 06:57 AM

Kevin Finnigan | Splashin 2013

Has anyone booked a room yet. Just want to make sure there haven't been any problems?

08-15-2013, 10:03 PM

keithw | Room Booked

Keith Walljasper Plan arrival pssible as early as Thurs. Will be flying the weather. Mike Rtebling is planning to join N80CC making a flight of two. See ya soon Keith

08-16-2013, 08:00 AM


Fantastic L@@K forward to seeing you all...... Thursday is ok.......

08-16-2013, 11:07 AM

Larry Brunlick

I booked a room for three last week. Arriving friday late morning or early afternoon. If there is an organized lunch planned then we will make an extra effort to be there by then.


08-17-2013, 12:57 PM


Friday night we usually go out to dinner.

Nothing planned for lunch at this time

08-21-2013, 04:50 AM


I have arranged with Kpou free tie downs and a reduced fuel rate between Thursday and sunday. Weather looks good. See u all soon

08-21-2013, 08:43 AM

mike reibling | On Our Way

Well time to go...Kris and I will be leaving in a few hours. Look forward to seeing you all soon.

Mike & Kris

08-21-2013, 08:58 AM

Planemakers | message from Planemakers

Hi guys,

We regret that due to some busy things going on here at the shop, we can't make it to the fly-in this year.

As always, we stand ready to help you any way we can.

Thanks. Have fun.

John and Chris

08-21-2013, 11:42 AM


I too, am unable to attend this yr. Will miss comraderie as well as educational aspect of events. Mike, post plenty of pix. You guys have a great time. Fly safe. Bill (left coast)

08-21-2013, 04:13 PM


I'm going to fly in Saturday. Plane's in the shop, but hopefully out by Friday.


08-21-2013, 08:46 PM

Larry Brunzlick | Friday Rendezvous

When and where can we plan to meet up on Friday? Man did everyone else see the the huge TFRs in the way for any one arriving from the west on Friday?


08-22-2013, 05:47 AM


Yes, you will have to drop to the south of western ny.

If you look back at the last posts my phone number is at the bottom in one of them.

Friday night dinner at a local restaurant

Restricted airports. It looks like if you follow the New York - Pennsylvania border you should be ok

See attachment below

KBUF Buffalo Niagara Intl

9G0 Buffalo Airfield

KBQR Buffalo-Lancaster Rgnl

D51 Clarence Aerodrome

0G0 North Buffalo Suburban

KIAG Niagara Falls Intl

9G3 Akron

9G5 Royalton

4G2 Hamburg Inc

85N Hollands Intl Field

D80 Olcott-Newfane

KGVQ Genesee County

D23 Arcade Tri-County

D59 Gowanda

KROC Greater Rochester Intl

D91 Spencerport Airpark

7G0 Ledgedale Airpark

5G0 Le Roy

D67 Creekside

D38 Canandaigua

KSDC Williamson-Sodus

D52 Geneseo

9G6 Pine Hill

0G7 Finger Lakes Rgnl

6B9 Skaneateles Aero Drome

B16 Whitfords

KPEO Penn Yan

92G Midlakes

4N2 Middlesex Valley

NY2 Camillus

KITH Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl

N03 Cortland County-Chase Field

KSYR Syracuse Hancock Intl

1H1 Airlane Enterprises

6NK Syracuse Suburban

KFZY Oswego County

Y92 Owasco

K16 Becks Grove

KVGC Hamilton Muni

D93 Airtrek

D82 Ovid

01G Perry-Warsaw

08-22-2013, 09:24 AM

Paul Comey

Kevin, what rate did they quote you?

08-23-2013, 09:51 AM

Moe | Splashin

I have not seen any agenda of sat or sunday events . Im planning on driving unless i can hook a flight with someone. But there are no spcifics as to where to meet or at what times. What am i missing? Can any one let us know the detail of this weekend. Moe

08-24-2013, 06:50 PM

Kevin Finnigan


Originally Posted by Paul Comey View Post

Kevin, what rate did they quote you?

Paul, Sorry for the delay. It should be $89.00 per night, and is listed under International Seawind Pilots Association.

If you have an issue, have mike give me a call and I'll call them.

08-26-2013, 10:24 AM


Posted on page 6 (a few pgaes back) with phone number!!


263 New Hackensack Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

845), seven. 9. seven" twenty' eight/ 0,0

08-26-2013, 10:39 AM


Thanks to all that "splashed in". I had a great time seeing all u all again and really enjoyed the conversations. Mike and Krystal again took the honors of coming from the furthest, Saskatchewan Canada, about 1,300 miles. I think we all added a few pounds and now need a gym membership.

Tom I really give you a lot of credit for last year.....!!

Safe Flying........

08-26-2013, 07:34 PM

Tom Saccio | Splash-In

Thanks to Mike and Beth for hosting a wonderful weekend. Everyone really had a great time. It was also nice meeting a couple of new Seawinders.

08-27-2013, 09:06 AM

keithw | Splash in 2013

Thank You so VERY much, Mike and Beth. Everything was so great including the weather (how did you manage that?) Even my 800 mile trip home! Set the auto pilot on at 500 ft. after leaving POU and never took it off all the way to BMI. Seawinds have Lo---------ng legs. What a trip home!!!!! The best ever. Thanks again Mike and Beth. O, Duls Beth, You are great. Keith Walljasper N80CC

08-27-2013, 06:29 PM

Fred Lohr

really great time. thanks to mike and beth for great hospitality. even though i had to leave a little early, the flight home was great. I always have some great ideas after I leave a seawind gathering...some maybe not so great, which is why

i am studying how to squeeze that jet ski impellar into the tail cone!

09-23-2013, 06:12 PM

SWightman | Thanks Mike and Beth for a wonderful weekend splash

Dear Mike and Beth:

You were great hosts and as it turned out, it was the best party fellow pilot Dave and I had attended in a long time. It was great to meet you and other Seawinders and just relax. We had a great smooth flight back to Hanscom AFB. You and other Seawinders are invited to come visit me and my airplane anytime. We live 9 miles NW of Boston and HAFB is open to general aviation. Pilots can tie down on the East ramp and call me at 781-861-0348 to greet them. Warm regards, Steve Wightman.

10-18-2013, 01:19 PM


As a relative newcomer, it is good to see active posts. This is most likely not the proper thread, but I am considering purchasing a Seawind project and have several questions. Feel free to contact me via private email: dcm7293 (at) gmail (dot) com

-David C Matthews