Useful Links:
NavCanada: Aviation
Weather Web Site

Transport Canada: Seaplane Rating Requirements
(CARS 421.38)

Transport Canada: Info for Foreign Pilots

Transport Canada: Conversion between U.S. and Canadian Pilot License

BC Highway Webcams

AM730 Traffic

Click for Vancouver, British Columbia Forecast

Aircraft Maintenance:
Langley Aero Structures, Ltd


www.JohnLovelace.com


Float Plane Training

Pilots: Come to Fort Langley Air for your Seaplane Rating. Also, check out our 50-Hour Bush Pilot Course which we've designed to help you build time and skills for your first professional floatplane job!
(Note that our "Solo" time is "true solo PIC". Many operators offer "PIC" time but require one of their pilots to fly along with you in the plane. Please feel free to ask about and discuss this important distinction.)

Hourly Training Rates and Charges (Dual/Solo):
Cessna 180 (C-FCDQ): $280 / $235 (plus applicable HST & fuel surcharge)

Seaplane Rating* (Sample charges for the Cessna 180 -- Basic Floatplane Skills)

2 hours Preparatory Ground Instruction (See study material and references below)
6 hours of Dual Flight Instruction @ $280 per hour
1 hour of Solo Flight @ $235 per hour

Transport Canada rating fee

Total

$ 90.00
$ 1,680.00
$ 235.00

$ 30.00

$ 2,035.00


15-Hour Recreational Floatplane Pilot Course (Seaplane rating included) — Course Overview (Includes "Basic" and Limited "Intermediate" Skills)
2 hours Preparatory Ground Instruction (See study material and references below)
8 hours of Dual Flight Instruction @ $280 per hour
7 hours of Solo Flight @ $235 per hour

Transport Canada rating fee (float rating)

Total
$90.00
$ 2,240.00
$ 1,645.00

$30.00

$ 4,005.00

50-Hour Bush Pilot Course (Seaplane rating included) — Course Overview (Includes "Basic", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" Skills)
2 hours Preparatory Ground Instruction (See study material and references below)
25 hours of Dual Flight Instruction @ $280 per hour
25 hours of Solo Flight @ $235 per hour

Transport Canada rating fee (float rating)

Total
$90.00
$ 7,000.00
$ 5,875.00

$30.00

$ 12,995.00

* Seaplane rating estimates are based on Transport Canada minimum requirements — individual students may require additional dual training time before approval for solo flight.

Note:
Above estimates are in Canadian dollars and do not include applicable HST and fuel surcharge.
Minimum requirements & checkout apply for solo rental.

Safety is our number one priority here at Fort Langley Air. Before flying in any floatplane, it is important to familiarize yourself with safety considerations as a seaplane pilot and passenger. As a pilot, you should be thoroughly trained in seaplane safety and provide a passenger safety briefing before each flight. Please review the passenger safety guide, which is available in our office. Transport Canada has prepared important safety information and videos which are available to you on their website. We strongly recommend that every floatplane pilot take an underwater egress course to help prepare yourself in the event of an emergency. Talk to your instructor for further information and recommendations.

Basic Study Material for Fort Langley Air Floatplane Students:

Other Useful Information for Seaplane Pilots:

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