Single Engine Sea – Commercial Add-On Rating

ASES – Commercial Add-On

Commercial Seaplane Rating Add On is to add an Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) commercial to an existing Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) pilot certificate.

Course Length: 3-4 days and at least 10 hours of flight time.

Dates: The seaplane training starts on Monday of each week, April through November.

Location: We are based in Lexington, Kentucky but conduct the training primarily at Rising Sun Indiana on the Ohio River, or Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. However, we can conduct training at other lakes or rivers.

Cost: $3,750.00, does not include the examiner fee.

Prerequisites

  • Must have an Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) or Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) private or higher rating.
  • Must have an Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) commercial rating or meet the requirements for an Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) commercial as outlined in 14 CFT 61, excluding the 10 hours of complex time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add a commercial SES if I don't have a commercial SEL?
Yes, but you must meet the requirements outlined in 14 CFR 61.129, excluding the 10 hours of complex or TAA time.
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?
Upon scheduling training, we will send you the material needed, which includes a copy of our Guide to Seaplane Flying that is available on Amazon.
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