Written for pilots who want to fly airplanes that can take off and land from water, this resource provides tips for experienced seaplane pilots as well as requirements for getting certified as a seaplane pilot. All the tasks a pilot must demonstrate during the checkride to receive a seaplane certificate are covered in detail, including preflight preparations, taxiing, sailing, seaplane base and airport operations, takeoffs and landings, and emergency operations. The FAA practical test standards are included as an appendix.
About the authors
Dale De Remer is the author of Seaplane Operations, Water Flying Concepts, and Global Navigation for Pilots. He is a professor emeritus of aviation at the University of North Dakota's Center for Aerospace Sciences. He also teaches advanced wilderness seaplane pilot courses. He lives in Florence, Oregon.
“[Dale De Remer] is the father of the Seawings national safety program for seaplane pilots.” —Water Flying magazine