Specialized Flight Training
> Float Rating
Earn your Airplane Single Engine Sea Plane Rating while exploring the added freedom of float flying in a 180 horsepower PA-18 SuperCub. You will learn new skills while discovering the numerous lakes of the upper Susitna valley with Mount McKinley as a backdrop.
The Float Course includes normal, rough, glassy water, and confined area takeoffs and landings, idle, step and plow taxiing. The course also covers docking, ramping, beaching, and even a little fishing on the side! The Float Rating consists of 2 hours of ground instruction per day along with 2 flights per day. Check ride is on the third day.
Includes 2 nights of lodging. Examiner Fee (~$600) not included.
>The Bush Course
The Bush Course is the most practical way to learn off-airport techniques / operations from pilots that make a living at it! In this course you will be taught the judgment & skills necessary to make safe off-airport site assessments. Our aircraft have 31″ Bush Wheels, giving us the safety margin in rough landing areas like the gravel bars, mountaintops & the unimproved wilderness strips we’ll be landing at. They are all part of the course. The lodging is excellent and relaxing. This workshop is a blast!
*The Bush Course is provided by an affiliate company.
Includes 2 Nights Lodging, 5 hours flight time, 2-3 hours per day of theory.
One of the greatest and most challenging abilities in aviation is the art of flying the tail dragger. This type of aircraft training is hard to come by anymore.
If you are already a certified pilot, Above Alaska Aviation, LLC can provide the training and experience necessary to competently fly tailwheel aircraft. Statistically, due to the instability of tail draggers, pilots with tailwheel experience are more proficient pilots and thus, safer pilots.
Most pilots receive a tailwheel endorsement with between 3 and 5 hours of flight instruction. Endorsement guaranteed!