Welcome to Ohio seaplane operators!
On April 23, 2018 the following changes to the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) for seaplane operations went into effect:
All Federal navigable waterways are open for seaplane operations.
Pilots are no longer required to have permits to land on State of Ohio approved landing sites
Only the lakes listed on this site are approved for seaplane operations!
Ohio Seaplane Bases
Ohio Approved Seaplane landing areas
Buckeye Lake (Closed - Re-Opening Spring 2019)
FAA Seaplane Bases Advisory Circular
FAA Advisory Circular 150_5395-1B.pdf
Ohio Administrative Codes
O.A.C. Chapter 1501:47-2 Rules of Navigation
O.A.C. Chapter 1501:47-2-18 Responsibilities Between Vessels
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Seaplane Pilots Association - Ohio
Seaplane Pilots Association - FAQ