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Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« on: December 02, 2016, 03:18:40 PM »
Chelan Seaplanes closes its doors after lease termination

Read the story here: http://www.ncwlife.com/chelan-seaplanes-closes-doors-lease-termination/

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After receiving a lease termination notice from Sunset Marina LLC, Chelan Seaplanes is ending its service on Lake Chelan indefinitely after 30 plus years on the property.

The seaplane service received a notice of the termination in September, said Scott McKellar of Sunset Marina, adding that it was “unfortunate news.”

The new marina is set to break ground this winter, and with condominiums planned for the property the seaplane service lost its space.

Chelan Seaplanes has been in operation since 2009 on Lake Chelan after taking over service from Chelan Airways, which brought chartered passengers on Lake Chelan starting in 1945.

Chelan Seaplanes started a petition to submit to the city of Chelan and the Port of Chelan County to help the service find a permanent home for future operations on Lake Chelan.

The petition aims to have 1,000 signatures, with 590 so far since it opened on Dec. 1. The petition can be found at here:
http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/save-seaplane-service-on-lake-chelan


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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 03:28:39 PM »
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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 06:22:31 PM »
Lake Chelan Mirror story: http://lakechelanmirror.com/main.asp?SectionID=5&SubSectionID=5&ArticleID=9332


Per the linked article, they flew over 5000 (yes, five thousand!) people between Chelan & Stehekin in 2016 alone.
With those kinds of number, I think they will really be missed.

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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 07:24:50 AM »
At this time up to 932 signatures.
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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 08:25:49 AM »
Please pass along to all who care about aviation in the Pacific NW.  We do not want to lose this valuable PNW Resource.

We can help Chelan Seaplanes move to a new location by signing a petition:


SAVE SEAPLANE SERVICE ON LAKE CHELAN http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/save-seaplane-service-on-lake-chelan


http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/save-seaplane-service-on-lake-chelan


The building Chelan Seaplanes has been operating out of for several decades is going to become condos.;

Chelan Seaplanes closes its doors after lease termination - NCWLIFE http://www.ncwlife.com/chelan-seaplanes-closes-doors-lease-termination/

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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 10:39:45 AM »
Local radio station (KOZI) covers the Chelan Seaplanes dilemma :
Listen to podcast here: http://kozi.com/chelan-seaplanes-loses-lease-closing-after-70-years-in-service/
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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 06:51:26 AM »
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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 09:31:46 AM »
I'm not familiar with Lake Chelan--
is there a public / community dock they can use?
Set up a travel trailer office in the parking lot, and there you go.
Dunno if they do their maintenance there or at Renton.

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Re: Chelan Seaplanes Lease Termination
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 10:42:48 AM »
I'm not familiar with Lake Chelan--
is there a public / community dock they can use?
Set up a travel trailer office in the parking lot, and there you go.
Dunno if they do their maintenance there or at Renton.

  That's the problem, the Chelan Airways and Chelan Seaplanes owners have been gracious to seaplanes passing through the area. The city of Chelan and the port of Chelan have not designated an official site that can be call a "Seaplane Base". Once the politicians and bureaucrats finally decide on a spot then the FAA can recognize it and help fund improvements. With the new rules on state aviation tax dollars going to airports the new "Seaplane Base" would be a permanent and publicly supported addition to the city of Chelan.

  For over 70 years local rules of operation where shared with the pilots passing through the area word of mouth. Once a Seaplane Base is formally established the FAA can post the operation rules and share them with all pilots and everyone boating in the area.

This is Stehekin landing area, at least it's established. : https://www.airnav.com/airport/WA13
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