PRIVATE/COMMERCIAL SEAPLANE RATINGS
Northwoods Aviation is a professional, licensed flight school that has operated it's float plane training in beautiful Northern Michigan for more than 40 years. The Cadillac, MI area is surrounded by numerous lakes of various sizes, providing a diverse training environment. Our sea plane instructors offer years of experience with thousands of hours of sea plane instruction.
The sea plane rating is normally done in two days. The course consists of an average of 7 hours of flight time and 3 hours of ground instruction. The check ride is done at the end of the second day. We can send out a study manual in advance so you can prepare before you arrive or our digital manual is available here - SEAPLANE TRAINING MANUAL 2018
We offer two options of aircraft:
AVIAT Husky on amphibious floats - $260/hr
Piper Super Cub on straight floats - (unavailable at this time)
Ground Instruction: $50/hr
Examiner Fee: $500
All training is done 1 on 1 with a sea plane instructor. Sea planes are in operation from mid-April to the end of October. If additional training is required, standard rates apply.
**Please provide notice for schedule coordination with pilot examiner**
We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Solo rental of our PA-18 is available to those who qualify. Call for more information.