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i_wrrc_2017a_2017-10-05t09:02:34z7 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/05/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

Seaplanes and Aquatic Nuisance Species



WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE


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02:28 PM -- Seaplanes and Aquatic Nuisance Species



Kelly Sloan, Colorado Seaplane Pilots Association, introduced himself to the committee and distributed materials regarding seaplanes and aquatic nuisance species (Attachment G).



Attachment G.pdfAttachment G.pdf



02:32 PM



Ray Hawkins, Field Director, Colorado Seaplane Pilots Association, introduced himself to the committee and discussed the reasons why seaplanes should be allowed to land on state park lakes and reservoirs. Mr. Hawkins discussed precautions that pilots, including seaplane pilots, take in order to ensure safety of themselves and others.



02:36 PM



Steve McCaughey, Seaplane Pilots Association, introduced himself to the committee and explained that he represents the seaplane community and advocates for the safe and responsible operation of seaplanes.



02:43 PM



Mr. McCaughey responded to questions from the committee regarding the limited access to state reservoirs and the possibility of further legal action in regards to seaplanes. Mr. McCaughey discussed frustrations of the seaplane community and responded to questions from the committee regarding aquatic nuisance species in Florida, which has no restrictions on seaplanes. Mr. Hawkins further discussed frustrations from the seaplane pilot community.



02:58 PM



Mr. Hawkins responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued with the panel. Mr. McCaughey provided a video regarding seaplanes to the committee. Mr. McCaughey responded to questions regarding the economic impact of allowing seaplanes on reservoirs and lakes. Mr. McCaughey responded to questions regarding the elevation at which seaplanes can safely to land. Committee discussion ensued with the panel.






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