Steve Harris

Steve is the owner/operator of Sand Dollar Seaplanes, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized Air Tour Operator, and Virginia’s premier seaplane tour operator, offering exciting seaplane tours from locations throughout the state. Sand Dollar Seaplanes is dedicated to bringing the allure and romance of seaplane flight by providing a safe, efficient, environmentally friendly, low-cost sightseeing experience.

He is the President of the Virginia Seaplane Pilots Association and the Virginia Field Director for the Seaplane Pilots Association, actively involved in bringing the mid-Atlantic seaplane pilots together as an active group and addressing any issues that may affect their ability to fly seaplanes throughout the region.

Steve began flying in 1974 and has earned the following certificates and ratings: ATP Multiengine land, Commercial SEL/SES, Flight Instructor single and multiengine; instrument airplane. Steve has held the following positions, Director of Flight Operations and Safety, Virginia Department of Aviation; VP of Operations for Tropic Ocean Airways a FAA authorized part 135 seaplane carrier out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; an Aviation Safety Inspector for the General Aviation Commercial Operations Branch (AFS-820) Headquarters FAA, Special Assistant to the President and Chief Pilot for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and spent 20 years as a Naval Officer and pilot flying the P-3 Maritime Patrol Aircraft throughout Europe and the Caribbean.


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