2016 Seaplane Homecoming, Finger Lakes area, NY
2016 Seaplane Homecoming. Hammondsport, NY
Curtiss Seaplane Homecoming on Keuka Lake, Hammondsport. Please join us at the south end of Keuka Lake the weekend of Sept. 16-18. (1 week after Greenville International Seaplane Fly-In)
Friday no planned activities, but town docks and amphibian ramp available. Those who arrive have a great time in the local bars and restaurants. Saturday local flying and seaplane parade around Keuka. Unicom 123.45. Sat night: Cocktail hour, dinner, guest speaker; all in the museum, seated amongst the antique Curtiss Hydroaeroplanes. Pilot and copilot free, others $35. 607-569-2160 or http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.com
Be careful at the docks. If you pull in nose first there is no facing on the boardwalk. The floats can go under the boardwalk, exposing your prop and cowling to damage. If the wind is out of the north, making the docks unusable, there is a good beach on the southeastern shore. Amphibs may drive up the ramp just west of the docks. Landplanes: there is a small grass strip, Kolo Field, uncharted, about 1 mile south of town just east of Route 54. Try on 123.45 to get a ride, or call the museum.