Posted: 4/11/2011 10:16:29
I am a sport pilot out of Lancaster, PA( Southeastern PA) trained at www.AdventureFlighttrainingpa.com and wish to add my sea plane rating/endorsment at a training facility in a nearby state as im sure PA dosnt have one. Can anyone shed some light on this process and/or reccomend somewhere to go. Ive heard some places offer a three day course about 5 hours dual and 2-3 ground for about $1,000 Only place I found so far was Chesapeake Seaplane(Private MD01) near Dameron, MD down in the restricted area. Seems like the research ive done even on Seaplane Pilots Association website most info was outdated and such as far as places to get training. Thanks for your help here..
Posted: 4/12/2011 20:04:46
Ryan: Last I was aware, Cubs might qualify as light sport. It's a bit of a hike from PA, but you might want to check out the website for Jack Brown's seaplane base in Florida. When I checked a few weeks ago, they were offering a 2 day ASES. I am sure that they can answer your questions regarding a sport pilot sea plane rating, but then again, if you can pass the ASES, a seperate sport pilot rating might be a non-issue. Chesapeake SeaPlanes is just across the bay from me (KSBY), but Florida has better weather (except for two weeks ago when I was down there wanting to do ASES). Good luck and have fun!
Posted: 4/13/2011 07:54:18
Thanks for the info, did you end up getting your ASES? My folks have a place in southern VA so Chesapeake might workout, I wonder how the restricted rules apply there tho? Also have some friends in Orlando so Jacks would prob work too. I will def give them a call today! Cheers!
Posted: 4/13/2011 20:09:48
Ryan: The restricted area is usually cold on weekends, but I'm sure the folks at Chesapeake will have more insight. Good luck with whatever you choose! Cheers!