The single engine seaplane rating at Rapid River Aviation consists of 5-6 hours of flight time, over a period of 2 to 3 days. In most cases it can be completed in 2 days. Your training will include ground school, amphibious float operations, high altitude, mountain, and river operations in a Super Cub. All training will be as per the ASES PTS. Earning your ASES certificate will also serve as a biannual flight review.

In order for you to receive the most from your training, I do ask that you be current in whatever aircraft that you normally fly. We certainly offer the most diversified float training in the industry. Earning your seaplane rating with us is not only the most fun you can have in an airplane, but it will teach you other valuable skills to make you a better, safer, more knowledgable pilot in anything else you might fly. Contact us if you have any questions.

Minimum Requirements

Below is a list of the the minimum requirements for your ASES Rating:

  • Private Pilots Certificate
  • 3rd Class Medical
  • Photo I.D.
  • Ability to have FUN


  • ASES Rating 5-6 hours: $1,295.00*
  • Dual instruction with your aircraft: $50/hr

*Price does not include examiners fee of $250.00