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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Work begins on new affordable housing building in Nelson

The 39-unit project is expected to be complete by July 2021

‘I knew what he wanted’: Man recalls black bear chasing him up tree in Slocan Valley

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

No passenger flights at West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least September

This is the third time Air Canada has announced changes to flight operations out of the airport

Morning Start: 180 different bird species exist in Kootenay National Park

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 29

Retiring staff feted by School District 8

Teachers, custodians and staff were honoured Thursday

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Help the Nelson Star continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Black Press is now accepting donations to keep its papers operating

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

Arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct

Police watchdog recommends charges against five Mounties in Prince George man’s death

Police used pepper spray on the man, who then had trouble breathing before dying at the scene

Most Read