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    Floatplane Endorsements & Training With Port Macquarie Seaplanes

Floatplane flying is one of the most exhilarating and addictive experiences you will ever have!

Chief Pilot, Judy Hodge, now also a Flight Instructor, will do your float endorsements under the new CASA Part 61 regulations. Having trained with Bill Lane, she has had the benefit of flying floatplanes alongside hime for the past seven years.

Arguably the most experienced floatplane pilot in Australia, Bill Lane is here to share his knowledge with you when you do your float endorsement. With in excess of 40 years as an instructor and commercial floatplane operator, there is no better option for your training.

Your training will be aboard our four seat Cessna 182P with a constant speed propeller. You should plan to set aside 3 days for your floatplane endorsement as we need to allow for various weather conditions.

The course takes on average about 7 hours and covers:
• Pre-flight Inspection
• Launching
• Taxiing and take-off
• In flight differences
• Landing
• Docking, mooring, anchoring and beaching
• Sailing
• Step taxiing and the step turn
• Glassy water ops
• Rough water ops
• Short field
• Emergencies
• Floatplane Maintenance
Rate: $580 per hour (plus GST)

After completion of your endorsement, we can offer ICUS opportunities

Keep your floatplane endorsement current $480 per hour plus gst

Accommodation is also available in on site at a very reasonable rate.






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