Seaplane Training Resources

Seaplane Training Resources

The following documents and links are helpful seaplane training resources for seaplane students and experienced seaplane flight instructors.  We are always looking for additional seaplane training resources.  If you have any suggested seaplane training resources that you think we should add, please let us know. You may email us at [email protected].

Type Title Category Description
FAA-H-8083-23-1 Seaplane Flying Handbook Seaplane Flight This operational handbook introduces the basic skills necessary for piloting seaplanes.
FAA-AC-91-69A Seaplane Safety for Part 91 Operators Seaplane Safety This Advisory Circular (AC) contains recommendations and revised information for the safe operation of seaplanes.
FAA-AIM Seaplane Safety Seaplane Safety This section of the FAA Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) provides guidance on seaplane safety.
FAA-AC-61-21A-FAA Flight Training Handbook – Seaplane-Operations Chapter 15 Seaplane Operations This is an seaplane chapter from the AC 61-21A Flight Training Handbook.
FAA Seaplane Operations Booklet Seaplane Operations This FAA booklet outlines key seaplane flying topics to promote safe seaplane operations.
Seaplane Pilots Association Association The Seaplane Pilots Association is a national organization advocating for seaplane pilots.
TP 5584E Flying With Floats Seaplane Operations This brochure from Transport Canada provides tips for safely flying float planes.
TP 12365 and TC-100398 Seaplane and Float Plane Passenger Guide Seaplane Operations This is a passenger guide for seaplanes provided by Transport Canada.
TP 12668E Instructor Guide Seaplane Flight Training Seaplane Instruction This is an instructing guide for seaplane flight instruction provided by Transport Canada.
36-CFR-328 Seaplane Operations at Civil Works Water Resource Projects Seaplane Operations This regulation provides guidelines for seaplane operations of water resource and development projects.
Invasive Species Prevention Training Video Environmental The video explains the problem of invasive species and what a seaplane pilot can do to prevent the spread of invasive species
Invasive Species Prevention Test Environmental The quiz evaluates a seaplane pilots understanding of invasive species prevention techniques. Successful completion includes a printable certificate
US Coast Guard Navigation Rules – Rule 18 Navigation This Coast Guard Rule outlines seaplane responsibilities when on the water.
US Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Summary Navigation This Coast Guard document provides an overview of key navigation aids.
US Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Training Navigation This Coast Guard document provides in-depth training for navigation aids.
FAA ACS Private Single Engine Sea Seaplane Testing This FAA ACS includes private standards for single engine land and single engine sea.
FAA ACS Commercial Single Engine Sea Seaplane Testing This FAA ACS includes commercial standards for single engine land and single engine sea.

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