Float Plane Training
Come train and certify with the best!
Home of the 50 hour Bush Pilot Career Course on the DHC-2 Beaver.
For over 30 years, locally-owned Fort Langley Air has been helping careers and dreams take off from the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. Floatplane training is one of our specialties.
Get your Canadian seaplane rating flying the rugged British Columbia coast with Fort Langley Air and be ready for any environment. Our graduates are employed as commercial pilots all over the world.
Since the 1960s over 2000 pilots have completed their floatplane training on the Fraser River at Fort Langley (CAS4.) Our year-round, local training grounds provide some of the most challenging seaplane and amphibious conditions in the world: mountains, lakes, oceans and rivers, currents, coastal harbours, canyons, and winds. The Fort Langley training team is made up of experienced, working bush pilots and coastal experts. You will train on a Cessna 180 or the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. We are honoured and proud to be contributing to the aviation community by continuing to assist you, as pilots, with your goal of becoming floatplane-certified!
HOURLY TRAINING RATES – OUR PLANES
|Dual Cessna 180||$439|
|Solo Cessna 180||$379|
|Dual DHC-2 Beaver||$899|
OWN YOUR OWN PLANE BUT NEED MORE HOURS? Pilots, we can help you achieve the hours you need to insure or fly your plane solo. Hire our pilots to fly with you in your plane for amphibian or seaplane certification. Hourly rate: $100/CAD.
I love teaching pilots. We have one standard: the commercial standard and all pilots, private and commercial, get trained to that standard. The best thing about training is seeing the concepts click and seeing our pilots’ flying improve.John Crawford
Come train and certify with the best
50 Hour Career Bush Pilot Course
Are you ready to become a bush pilot? This is the premier course in North America, and the only place where you can start your floatplane training in a Cessna C180 and finish in a DHC-2 Beaver.* Start by calling us for a Career Consultation.+1 604-513-9886
|30 Hours Dual (C180)||13,170|
|15 Hours Solo (C180)||5685|
|5 Hours Dual (DHC-2 Beaver)||4495|
|TC Rating Fee||30|
*New ownership special: We will invest $1000 in your career bush pilot course in 2018/2019.
Back to the Bush! From Airline to Float Plane
Did you fly Beavers before going to the airlines and you now want to get back into it? Want to show float operators you haven’t lost “the touch”? A couple of hours at Fort Langley Air will get you back into the DHC-2.
|Requirement||Year ‘Round Rates (CAD)|
|2 Hours Dual||1798|
|Total||$1887.90 (includes GST)|
7 Hour Seaplane Rating (Float Plane)
Pilots, earn your rating in a Cessna C180 all year ’round. Save with our Winter Rates.
|6.5 Hours Dual C-180||2853|
|.5 Hours Solo C-180||189|
|TC Rating Fee||30|
15 Hour Seaplane Course (Float Plane)
Come and learn the thrill of floatplane flying! Finish your rating then add 8 hours. All year ’round. Save with our Winter Rates.
|10 Hours Dual||4390|
|5 Hours Solo||1895|
|TC Rating Fee||30|
U-Fly The Fort – Premier Pilot Clients
Get behind the controls of our seaplanes – on your own! Are you a very experienced Canadian or international pilot who would like to sit in the left seat of a Canadian float plane? Contact us to discuss our vetting and training process and how you can Fly the Fort.
Prefer to just tour? Design a sightseeing or training day with us in a dual yoke Cessna 180 or DHC-2 Beaver floatplane. We will pick you up at YVR’s South Terminal on floats. Families and friends welcome! See our Pilot Tour.
Your Seaplane – Our Trainer
Time. Confidence. Insurability. If you are a seasoned float pilot and want skill-building, we’re here to help. This is for certified float pilots who:
- Bought a new seaplane or upgraded
- Are switching from floats to amphibious
- Need hours to meet insurance requirements
- Want to build or refresh skills on dual before they fly solo
- Need annual refresher training before that big trip!
- Want to build hours to retain certification
Our full-time floatplane pilots are skilled float trainers who can help you meet your goals.
|Plane||Hourly Rates (CAD)|
|C-172 through C-185||100|
|DHC 2 Beaver||100|
Fly the Fort
We are the pilot’s choice for best floatplane training school in North America. Complete your seaplane rating, build float plane hours, take your career bush pilot course or enjoy dual yoke flight-seeing
You need a seaplane! Save time at work or play with a floatplane trip to your remote destination on the BC Coast. For more than 20 years we have been transporting singles, groups, crews and freight. To charter a plane, call us for a competitive custom quote.
See the wild BC Coast from the eagle’s view. Come and explore favourite spots old and new from a different perspective: Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Lower Mainland, Garibaldi, Harrison Lake, Golden Ears and more. Contact us to book your floatplane tour.