Our SeaRey Elite LSA Amphibian Aeroplane is a perfect place to start when completing a Seaplane Amphibian Rating. At $290 p/h including GST it is the most cost effective way of getting onto the water.
The SeaRey is High-Tech, Safe and Ergonomic with an easy to understand EFIS display, the very latest Garmin GPS, AOA Stall Warning System, Gear Position Warning System and a spacious and comfortable interior.
The SeaRey is powered by a Rotax 914 Turbo which allows it plenty of power but maintaining fantastic economy and reliability.
A Seaplane Rating in the SeaRey will cover the following exercises:
- Tail-Dragger Introduction
Introduction into tail-dragger aircraft which covers all the effects during take-off, landing and taxiing compared to the standard tricycle aircraft.
- General Rating Requirements
As per CAA Form 24061 which stipulates what is required during the type rating process.
- Normal Water Operations
Introduction to take-off and landing on water, the general method during every day seaplane flying.
- Normal Taxiing, Plough Taxiing, Step-Taxiing
Introduction to the three methods of taxiing on water, when to use them and staying safe applying maritime rules and laws while on the water.
- Rough Water Operations
The methods used during rough water take-off and landings.
- Glassy Water Operations
Using the Zero-Zero method of approach and landing onto a body of glassy water, by far the most satisfying type of water to land on.
- Crosswind Water Operations
On water taking off and landing crosswind is not usually required but when landing in narrow parts of a lake or in a river it may be required.
- Fresh Water and Sea Water Operations
How to recognise the wind conditions, deal with different types of water and their associated risks.
How to sail the Seaplane unpowered across the water to your beaching, docking or mooring area.
The transition between water and land, using known methods to complete the beaching process safely.
- Emergency Procedures
SeaRey specific emergency procedures on both land and water.
- Cleaning and Pilot maintenance
After our sea water flight lesson, we will discuss and clean the aircraft thoroughly to demonstrate the responsibility required as a Seaplane pilot to maintain your aircraft.