About Seaplanes North
Seaplanes North is owned and operated by Jeff Walker. From a young age he worked for his parents, Ernie and Lenere Walker who had Ernie’s Aircraft Service for many years, first in Haines, then Juneau, and then in Anchorage. His 40 years of experience, and Holding A&P & IA ratings as well as Private Pilot certificate and an Embry Riddle Professional Aeronautics Bachelor’s degree rounds out a very focused career with an utter immersion in Alaskan general aviation.
In 2000, Jeff formed a partnership with the founder of Floats Alaska and formed an LLC. The company has grown from just two people to an FBO employing 10-15 people Including 4 IA certified technicians. The initial services offered included float restoration, installation and secure storage for nearly 200 sets of floats, but with the formation of the LLC, the company very quickly became the foremost maintenance and modification centers on Lake Hood and we have developed a Large variety of other specialty services and distributorships.
In 2004 the company acquired the assets of a neighboring Cessna Service Station. With that purchase they branched out into sales of aircraft, aircraft parts, and floats. The company also developed several supplemental type certificates (STC’s) and obtained a parts manufacturing authorization (PMA) from the FAA.
Seaplane is very proudly the Largest and most stable and diverse FBO ever to populate the shores of Lake Hood, and looking forward to many years of service to the aviation community.
Keith is our very reliable, and experienced Director Maintenance. Everyone loves him for a reason and you will too.
Gene, the parts department manager is probably the finest light aircraft parts expert in the Northwest. He takes service seriously and has earned tremendous respect with his expertise.
The entire crew is friendly, knowledgeable and hard-working and looking forward to serving you.