Seaplanes and Spread Prevention

Photo by Dana Orlosky.

Seaplanes moving from water body to water body can serve as a vector for invasive species movement. To reduce such risks, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has developed a videofor seaplane owners about how to avoid picking up and transporting aquatic nuisance species from one lake to another. The video outlines a few simple guidelines for inspecting planes during pre-flight checks and cleaning them following a trip. The background information is useful for boaters as well.