Learn to Fly Floats

It's near impossible to rent a seaplane, unless you are at a training facility and then they are typically not available unless you have an instructor along. To fly floats you almost need to own a plane. A great way to get started is in a partnership with an experienced seaplane pilot.  If you are a seaplane owner, consider taking on a partner and coach them in the ways of seaplane pilots.

This "Learn to Fly" e-book by Max Trescott is not specific to seaplane flying, but it is a good overview of what learning to fly and having a pilot certificate can be about.

-Book by Max Trescott

Check out this Aero-TV video about flying a J3 Cub on Floats.

Kenmore Air, Kenmore Washington

Fort Langley Air Flight TrainingCheck out the great resource links and 
flight training at
Fort Langley Air Ltd.

24600 River Road
Langley, BC V1M 3R4

Telephone: (604) 513-9886

Visit Mountain Lakes Seaplane Training in Idaho
See Mountain Lakes Seaplane videos on You Tube.

Ryan's Float Flying in Oregon City, Oregon is now teaching float ratings.  The PA-12 150 hp is a great machine for learning to fly floats.  The aircraft and instructor rent for $185 an hour and can be flown nearly 7 days a week.  We have 2 instructors available and are scheduling students now.  Licensed pilots can plan on 3 - 5 hours of instruction prior to checkride - based on skills and boating/ flying experience.   We can be reached at 503-657-6769 see map

Some Good Seaplane Documents to Study


FAA Seaplane Manual 
  Chapters 1-3     Chapters 4-6    Chapters 7-9



Gleim Seaplane Training
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