Mount Dora raises questions about Tav...

Mount Dora raises questions about Tavares plan for seaplane base

There are 51 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 26, 2008, titled Mount Dora raises questions about Tavares plan for seaplane base. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It seems not everyone is thrilled about Tavares' plan to build a seaplane base on Lake Dora at Wooton Park.

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James

Sanford, FL

#1 Jun 27, 2008
I'm sure the air is going be full of seaplanes landing in NowhereVille. Like someone would ever, ever land in Tavares when they could go to Mt. Dora. You usually land at a destination...which Tavares is not and never will be.
Bill

Eustis, FL

#2 Jul 2, 2008
One of the best fishing lakes to fish in the area and now you will have to watch out for some cracy nut trying to land a plane , how many accidents or near accidents are there going to be.
Dave

Eustis, FL

#3 Jul 2, 2008
Why not have a landing strip where the fishing is not as popular.
kyle

Eustis, FL

#4 Jul 2, 2008
I do not think that it will be a very successful venture for the sea plane landing, it will not produce any kind of revenue for the area, there have to be more interested people than I have talked to.
TheodoreCleaver

Sanford, FL

#5 Jul 7, 2008
I read that the Tavares City manager is spending money like its growing on trees over there. I guess the taxpayers don't care.

Dumb move.
Captain Mike

Ocala, FL

#6 Aug 9, 2008
Probably need the Seaplane to fly in more suckers to Tavares to give more deposits to Robbie Cunningham's Boat Bulding Company (Or lack Of) and get ripped off.
richard

United States

#7 Sep 6, 2009
I guess none of you are pilots? Also, i live in Mount Dora and I think that Tavares is a nice little town,I just had lunch there today while I was out water skiing.I am also a seaplane pilot and think that what they are doing is a great idea and it will bring in buisness. I will use there seaplane base weekly and i am sure that other pilots will also. Lets quit being so negitive about new things guys?
Fr-ed

AOL

#9 Sep 12, 2009
Wait until the people a get new TAX appraisals done on their homes in Tavares there will not be any money left for a sea plane port. They cannot afford police protection now with their over priced home TAX appraisals.
Just checking

Apopka, FL

#10 Sep 13, 2009
Your a retard for thinking this is good......plane and simple!
richard wrote:
I guess none of you are pilots? Also, i live in Mount Dora and I think that Tavares is a nice little town,I just had lunch there today while I was out water skiing.I am also a seaplane pilot and think that what they are doing is a great idea and it will bring in buisness. I will use there seaplane base weekly and i am sure that other pilots will also. Lets quit being so negitive about new things guys?
captain Mike

Floral City, FL

#11 Oct 9, 2009
If the Seaplane idea is anything like the rip-off tour boat that Robbie Cunningham with Trident Florida Trading Company LLC did. The taxpayer will foot the bill for another flop. Actually the Seaplane is being assembled at Robbie's shop in Tavares where he has ripped off others for at least a million dollors now. FBI, Lake County Attorney, State Attorney, have all been contacted about this crook. He has a lot of connections and gets away with fraud for years now.
Barry Blake

Leesburg, FL

#12 Oct 10, 2009
For the record, general aviation, land based or water based will bring business to any community... even Tavares. For those complaining about taxes, I agree, make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Whatever you do don't tear down any more tax paying businesses to build non tax paying government buildings! I don't know if a seaplane base is the answer but when I competed in the Dragon Boat Races and attended the classic boat show, I thought this waterfront is way under utilized.
Don

Leesburg, FL

#13 Oct 11, 2009
Bill, MOST pilots are required to spell correctly, and are not crazy nuts. There will be less accidents than with boaters like you. Thanks for the support though Richard....

Kyle, I landed in the lake today looking to buy a $50 dinner...wish it was there already..believe that is income...could have used some gas also..$5 a gallon...

Just checking...retards call others retards...do a checkup from the neck up on yourself while your just checking..

captain MIKE...should put a rein on the drunk jet ski drivers in Lake Weir...they are a hazard everytime I land there to eat at Gator Joe's..one raced right into my takeoff path on purpose last time I was there...Maybe it was you...dont like seaplanes in your back yard do you...

For you non pilots....our seaplane fly-ins can produce thousands of dollars of revenue from a single event through purchases and taxes...maybe we should get rid of the baithouses and marinas while we at it...
just checking

Apopka, FL

#14 Oct 12, 2009
Are you serious, Im sorry that me and 99.9 percent of Lake county dont have the means to own a seaplane. I guess you are one of the lucky ones, But you are not going to effect the economy in Tavares. This will be a wasted venture for Tavares(not the first).

The great and mighty seaplane owner's will have one event per year that might pay for the docks that you will destroy. Great Idea!

Oh, I almost forgot, seaplanes do not have the right of way of boaters, sooo next time you get ready to run over a jet-ski i would think twice jackoff.
Don wrote:
Bill, MOST pilots are required to spell correctly, and are not crazy nuts. There will be less accidents than with boaters like you. Thanks for the support though Richard....
Kyle, I landed in the lake today looking to buy a $50 dinner...wish it was there already..believe that is income...could have used some gas also..$5 a gallon...
Just checking...retards call others retards...do a checkup from the neck up on yourself while your just checking..
captain MIKE...should put a rein on the drunk jet ski drivers in Lake Weir...they are a hazard everytime I land there to eat at Gator Joe's..one raced right into my takeoff path on purpose last time I was there...Maybe it was you...dont like seaplanes in your back yard do you...
For you non pilots....our seaplane fly-ins can produce thousands of dollars of revenue from a single event through purchases and taxes...maybe we should get rid of the baithouses and marinas while we at it...
Joseph

Debary, FL

#15 Oct 17, 2009
im from mt. dora and i approve this disapproval. lol
Captain

Floral City, FL

#16 Oct 26, 2009
If Trident Florida Trading Company LLC has anything to do with this like building docks the taxpayers will get ripped off. Robbie Cunningham has ripped off others for over 1 million dollars.

Since: May 08

Leesburg Fl

#17 Oct 27, 2009
I'm all for sharing the lakes just not footing the bill to build it.
Fact Checking

Sarasota, FL

#18 Mar 6, 2010
Wups, sorry mr 'Just Checking' but it's a felony to interfere with a seaplane attempting to take off - perhaps you find it easier to bash others than to actually read. However, you are welcome to your opinion, even if you are small minded and xenophobic - that means afraid of anyone not like you.
just checking wrote:
Are you serious, Im sorry that me and 99.9 percent of Lake county dont have the means to own a seaplane. I guess you are one of the lucky ones, But you are not going to effect the economy in Tavares. This will be a wasted venture for Tavares(not the first).
The great and mighty seaplane owner's will have one event per year that might pay for the docks that you will destroy. Great Idea!
Oh, I almost forgot, seaplanes do not have the right of way of boaters, sooo next time you get ready to run over a jet-ski i would think twice jackoff.
<quoted text>
my home town

Eustis, FL

#19 Mar 7, 2010
Fact is, if every boat and every seaplane that is ever on the waters of our three main lakes, all stop to gas up every time they are on the lakes, the Marina will still not show a profit.

Also, maybe a Seaplane weekend in downtown Tavares will generate thousands but it will also COST thousands. The city council has already alloted $65000 for the dedication which is coming up in a couple weeks. I hope it makes money but have my doubts.
jckng

United States

#20 Mar 8, 2010
Really...Where do you get your info..funny stuff. Seaplanes do not have the right away.
Hope to catch a felony...hahaha.
Fact Checking wrote:
Wups, sorry mr 'Just Checking' but it's a felony to interfere with a seaplane attempting to take off - perhaps you find it easier to bash others than to actually read. However, you are welcome to your opinion, even if you are small minded and xenophobic - that means afraid of anyone not like you. <quoted text>
jckng

United States

#22 Mar 8, 2010
It's funny that you don't even know who has the right away. Shouldn't you learn before you spend dadys money on a plane. It's ok we know most seaplaners are bags. Please watch for us canoers........
Fact Checking wrote:
Wups, sorry mr 'Just Checking' but it's a felony to interfere with a seaplane attempting to take off - perhaps you find it easier to bash others than to actually read. However, you are welcome to your opinion, even if you are small minded and xenophobic - that means afraid of anyone not like you. <quoted text>

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