Initial Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) rating for for pilots that do not presently have another commercial rating. This course allows existing pilots obtain an Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) commercial using an amphibious aircraft.
Course Length: 3-4 days with at least 10 hours of flight time.
Dates: The seaplane training starts on Monday of each week, April through November.
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, or agreed upon location.
Cost: $3,750.00, does not include the examiner fee.
Must have an Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) or Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) private or higher rating.
Must meet the requirements for an Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) commercial as outlined in 14 CFT 61.129, excluding the 10 hours of complex time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add a commercial SEL if I don't have a commercial SES?
The course is focused on the commercial maneuvers for single engine land rating, but some water landings can be incorporated depending on the students mastery of the maneuvers.
Why would someone use an amphibious plane for a land rating?
If you need to ask, this course isn’t for you. However, for people that plan on purchasing an amphibious aircraft, this allows for a way to get additional amphibious time and benefit the pilot long-term, such as reducing insurance rates.
What is the difference between and Add On commercial and the Initial?
If you do not presently have a commercial fixed wing rating, there are additional maneuvers that must be completed. These include, power off-180, steep turns, steep spiral, chandelles, lazy eights, eights on pilots, power off stalls, power-on stalls, and accelerated stalls, in additions to the takeoffs and landings.
Will I get a high-performance endorsement during the seaplane training?
Yes. The seaplane we use is a Cessna 185 with Continental IO550 with 300HP.
Will I get a complex endorsement during the seaplane training?
Yes. The seaplane we use is considered a complex aircraft and meets the requirements to obtain a commercial pilot rating.
Will you come to me and conduct seaplane training?
Possibly. Contact us and we may discuss traveling to your location for training.
What materials should I study before the training?