The 15 hour Professional
Seaplane Pilot Course
Ocean Air Floatplanes
15 Hour Course
Earn your seaplane rating, then take the next step by honing the skills that you’ll learn while earning the Transport Canada Seaplane Rating.
Work your new found skills in realistic scenarios while learning the challenging skills of determining conditions then executing the appropriate plan of action. This course takes place in the spectacular scenery of the Gulf Islands at busy, real working Pacific seaplane docks that serve Island communities.
We have two textbooks available at discounted rates that the student may be interested in purchasing. There are copies available from our seaplane library too.
15 Hour Seaplane Course
Cost: $6,300 CAD
The possibility of learning to fly Seaplanes in this challenging and beautiful environment brings pilots from around the world to Canada’s Coast.
Some of the places our graduates are flying as commercial seaplane pilots are: Vancouver, Victoria Harbour, Tofino, Campbell River, Maldives, Vietnam, Antarctica, Yukon, Manitoba and Ontario!
*all prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include a 5% tax (GST) or $6 per hour Carbon Offset fee
*ratings and courses (except the Discovery Flight) require a minimum of a Private Pilote License.
50 Hour Professional Seaplane Course
Ocean Air has developed a 50-hour Seaplane syllabus that has proven very effective in enabling career minded pilots to become professional Seaplane pilots. The fact that the Seaplane insurance industry requires a minimum of 50 hours on floats to hire new commercial pilots makes this course a necessary first step. Ocean Air’s 50 hour Seaplane training syllabus will give you the required training to get that important first job. We have graduates who fly Seaplanes commercially all over the world and Operators who annually request Pilots Trained by Ocean Air. Visit our testimonials page or ask us for info.
Coastal jobs require the most experience because of the many challenges that the coast offers. Ocean Air will train you in this environment and operators will understand the benefits of you coastal training.
Transport Canada Seaplane Rating/Float Plane Rating
Taught by professional and experienced coastal floatplane pilots, as per the Transport Canada Seaplane Manual in our Cessna 180 Seaplane on Aerocet 3500L Floats, you will be introduced to seaplanes and will be competent to fly the 5 solo take off and landing requirements for the rating to be added to your License. Included is docking, ramping, launching, taxiing techniques, take off and landings, preflight and post-flight as well as other techniques encountered as conditions dictate.
Our students have completed over 25 ratings in the last year, with great success and smiles from ear to ear!