This scholarship was established honoring the memory of Richard “Dicky” Toups, an outstanding seaplane pilot that passed in 2018. The scholarship is intended to introduce an aspiring pilot to the world of seaplane flying. It is being administered by the Seaplane Pilots Foundation (a 501-C3 non-profit organization), and is sponsored by Southern Seaplane. This scholarship will fund a complete seaplane training program for a single-engine sea rating.

Applicants can join the Seaplane Pilots Association online at or by calling 863-701-7979 – membership is $59 per year.

August 15, 2024

Seaplane Rating

Members, Youth