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Seaplanes in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Aviation only licenses and provides funding to public-use airports.  Since there are no licensed, public-use seaplane bases in Virginia, we have no documents, regulations, etc. regarding them.  Typically, the use of ponds, lakes, and waterways by aircraft becomes a local government issue.  Contact the SPA (Seaplane Pilots Association) or the local government (city, county, etc.) controlling the waterway you intend to use to inquire as to whether its use by aircraft is regulated or restricted.