Ocean Air Floatplanes Inc.  - Flying Seaplanes in BC since 2002

— Cessna 180 J on Aerocet 3500L Floats —

  • O-470 Continental 230 hp Engine / Constant Speed Propeller  – click here for specs
  • Excellent Paint, Comfortable Interior – Commercially Maintained to the highest standards
  • Empty Weight 2040 lbs. Gross Weight 3190 lbs. Usable 1150 lbs.
  • Aerocet 3500l Floats – The most modern floats available made from Composite materials
  • Long Range Fuel Tanks
  • BAS 4 Point Seatbelts
  • Vortex Generators
  • 4 Place Intercom System
  • Garmin Colour 396 Moving Map GPS
  • 4 seats including Pilot
  • Mustang PFDs for Students

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The Cessna 180 has a constant speed propeller and is powered by the proven Continental 0470R- 230 hp. engine. The 180/185 and 206 are the most commonly used Cessna aircraft in commercial seaplane operations with high useful loads and plenty of power. For students it’s time on type that is important to insurance, operators and pilot piece-of-mind. This makes us sure you are comfortable, familiar and practiced.

For Pilots who are interested in touring, the C180 holds plenty of fuel, pilot, instructor and 2 friends to come along… with lots of useful load left over (1140 lbs total!) for days spent in far cross-country coastal wilderness adventures.

dockedTime on simple Cessna 172s is useful however, operators and insurance requirements require those with experience on their aircraft. We believe that the advantages of learning a more complex aircraft with the ability to experience real commercial scenarios is what our courses are all about. We want you to succeed in your aspirations and the C180 for its small price difference, will give you added experience, confidence and safety. Also, perhaps most importantly, the 180’s increased speed (105kts vs. 85kts) in cruise will overcome the price difference when we are travelling to destinations giving you more experiences in the same amount of time as well as the ability to go into bigger water and wind conditions.