17th Annual
SPLASH-IN on the BAY
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
JUNE 16 through 18, 2017
 


Grand Marais Pilots Association will host the 17th Annual Splash-in on Grand Marais Bay on behalf of the National Seaplane Pilots Association. Seaplanes from all over the US and Canada are invited to attend this three day festival with arrivals on Friday, activities and competitions throughout the day on Saturday and departures on Sunday morning.

The public is invited to attend this colorful event; get a close up look at the many sea planes, talk with pilots, and enjoy a beautiful day on the beach. Bring lots of suntan lotion and plan to spend Saturday with us.

 

Public Welcome at All Events!

Schedule of Events
All Events are held at Bayshore Park

FRIDAY, JUNE 16
1:00 pm


Registration Begins ~ Motorhome on the bank ~ $15.00

Pilots use frequency 122.75
See Pilot Information at bottom of page

6:00 pm

Campfire ~ hosted by Grand Marais Pilots Assoc.
Pot luck dinner on the Green Space across from the bay.
Groceries are available at the markets in town.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18
10:00am Informal Fly-Around
1:30 pm Pilot meeting, at pavilion on the bank
2:00 pm Water Balloon Bomb, Spot Landing, & Short Takeoff Contests begin
5:00 - 7:00pm

Dinner hosted by Burt Township School
at the school cafeteria.
PUBLIC WELCOME! Donations accepted.
Awards following the dinner.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19
Planes Depart

 

PILOT INFORMATION

LOCATION:

The Bay is 35 statute miles from the Newberry (Luce County, ERY) airport VOR on the 325 degree radial on the Green Bay Sectional.  

TIE DOWN: Amphibious aircraft can use the sand beach for tie down. In the event of bad weather, Burt Township airport is six miles away.
FUEL: Newberry ~ 100 octane fuel, Grand Marais marina ~ 89 and 92 octane fuel
REGISTRATION: Arriving planes must register at the event headquarters, a Motorhome on the bank overlooking the beach. $15.00 Registration Fee.
COMMUNICATIONS: Pilots use 122.75 Unicom - All Traffic - landing to the west, use right traffic pattern, landing to the east, use left traffic pattern. We prefer all aircraft do their downwind out over Lake Superior along the shoreline.
CONTACT: Ed Bowen, Chairman (906) 494-2700 or e-mail
LODGING:Please refer to the "Accommodations" link below

Check the Business tab of our home page for additional services and restaurants and the Accommodations pages for lodging


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