Is a Seaplane/Float Plane rating the same thing? Yes, you may train in either a flying boat (Lake Amphibian) or float plane
and will be certified to fly any single-engine seaplane. Do you have an Examiner on staff and what is your pass rate? Our examiner, Larry Lay is a physician in Wichita. He is usually available only on Saturdays and Sundays. It's best if we book him several weeks in advance. We train to proficiency according to FAA practical test standards
and have a 100% pass rate.
Where will I do my Training and how long does it take? We recommend training at Grand Lake. You can stay at our home where the
aircraft is parked in our yard. We can immediately enter the water for quick
efficient training. We can pick you up if you airline into Tulsa and suggest you
fly your aircraft into Grove (KGMJ). We usually start training at noon on
Fridays and finish Sundays by noon.
Will I get a Private or Commercial Seaplane Rating?
The seaplane rating "adds on" to your existing Private or Commercial License.
If you are a private pilot and plan on training for a commercial license. We recommend
you obtain your commercial license first, then we will train you to commercial standards
What does it cost for a Seaplane Rating?
The aircraft is $240/hr. dual. Room and board at our cabin is $95/night.
Most students complete training in 6-8 hours. Total cost for an 8 hour
Private/Commercial rating with room and board is $2460. We are still
the low cost provider of Lake Amphibian Training in the country!
Do I need a hotel room or rent car at Grand Lake?
While both are available in Grove, they are not necessary. We take pride in offering a
great Bed & Breakfast experience at our Grand Lake home. Kathy is a wonderful cook
and caters to the tastes of our guests. You will have a private room in our home, all
meals are included and you may bring your spouse for FREE!
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