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. We provide the training via two options, a short course and a long course.
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.
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 for the long course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the short and the long course?
The primary difference between the courses is the length of time, which allows more practice and repetition of maneuvers. This additional length allows for practicing more advanced maneuvers and scenarios. The cost per hour is also lower for the long course.
If I purchase the short course, but end up needing or wanting more time, can I pay for additional flight time?
Yes. You can purchase more flight time on a per-hour basis. The time will be charged at the rate per hour of the course previously selected.
Can I add a commercial SES if I don't have a commercial SEL?