Single Engine Sea – Commercial Initial Rating

ASES – Commercial Initial

Initial Commercial Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) rating. This is for pilots that do not presently have another commercial rating.

Course Length: 4-5 days with at least 15 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: $5,620.00, 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 61.129, 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.
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?
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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