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About Us

Täby Seaplane Club is Stockholm’s only flying club operating normal class seaplanes. The club is located in Hägernäs about 15 km north of Stockholm city. The reason why we are here is no coincidence. The club is located on historic ground where aircrafts has flown since 1912, only a few years after the Wright Brothers. That time the Swedish Navy tested planes at Lake Värtans ice. The Navy developed the area and established a few years later navy base F2 in Hägernäs, specializing on sea operated airplanes like Catalina.

Täby Seaplane Club was founded 1968/69 following an initiative by the Navy which ended the 56-year old operations in 1974. Täby Sjöflygklubb collaborated with flight instructor Gunnar Degramo who started a fligth school for seapilots in parallel to the club activities. The fligt school was named Ski and Seaflight indicating that training was done on both ice and sea.  Today, the club offers training with several qualified instructors on the club’s aircraft and we graduate about 5 new pilots per season.

The club currently has around 50 members. Some just beeing supporting members with a genuine interest in aircrafts and seaplanes in particular. Some members are also aircraft owners who either have an aircraft based in Hägernäs or only use the club facilities for refueling or ramp while visiting the Stockholm area.

General aviation are under sever pressure in Stockholm and smaller airfields are closed down to make space for the urban expansion. In light of that, seaplanes has an advantage since start and landing areas are available to great extent both in the nearby archipelago but also in numerious fresh water lakes. During 2008 Taby Seaplane Club initiated a project to establish a seaplane center in Hägernäs. The purpose was both to ensure and protect our own existence but also to provide a base for visiting aircrafts and pilots interested i training. A new house is under construction and is planned to be finnished Q3 2010. Fuel and dock facilities is also planned to be enhanced during 2010, but unfortunately requires extensive funding.