Float planes dock in Nelson

Float planes dock in Nelson

The Nelson airport is busier than ever as a conference of pilots moor their float planes on the nearby lake shore.



Tamara Hynd photos

The Nelson airport has been a hub of activity with numerous additional contract helicopters providing aerial support to firefighting efforts. In addition, a fleet of float planes are in Nelson this weekend for the annual BC Float Plane Association fly-in and annual general meeting.

About a dozen various planes are docked in two of the protected bays adjacent to the Nelson airport. People are welcome to continue using the public area but are asked not to interfere with or touch the airplanes.

The group of pilots chose Nelson for its convenient airport, water landing and mooring, and proximity to the downtown core.

The association held meetings with guest speakers at the airport on Saturday.

On the Sunday, the Nelson Pilots Association welcomes everyone to a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. This is a great opportunity to visit the airport, see the airplanes and speak with the pilots. Airplane rides will be available at a reasonable price.

For more information,  contact Bob Schmidt of the Nelson Pilots Association at 250-509-0395.