Coming in 2022 - New ATP Single Engine Sea Rating!
For the seaplane pilot who wants to combine floats with instrument flying! Check ride consists of water takeoffs & landings coupled with 4 instrument approaches in our Garmin 430 equipped floatplane. Minimum 50 hours SES time to be eligible. Time-building packages available. Contact us for details.
Standard Private or Commercial Seaplane Rating - ($345/hour)
Standard course is typically six hours of seaplane time.
Ground instruction included at no charge.
(Examiner fee is not included).
Please plan on spending 4 days with us to complete your training. Our normal model has you training Monday-Wednesday with check ride on Thursday. If Monday is a holiday, plan on starting Tuesday with check ride on Friday. Exceptions to this model may be made schedule permitting.
Advanced 10-Hour Course - $3250 ($325/hour)
In this course you will learn everything in the standard course, plus
advanced confined area techniques and river current techniques and procedures in the Clark Fork River in North Idaho and Montana.
Advanced 25-hour Course - $7500 ($300/hour)
For the seaplane pilot that wants to achieve a high skill level and satisfy insurance requirements (underwriters commonly require 25 hours to be 'insurable') The seaplane portion can include the challenging "Epic Flight" of 24 Lakes, 5 rivers in 3 different states on a single tank of gas.
Booking Deposit: In order to confirm your booking, a $500 deposit check must be mailed at least 60 days prior to starting training. The check is fully refundable if you cancel more than 30 days prior to training, but non-refundable if you cancel within 30 days. Upon commencing your training, the check will be applied to your final balance.
DPE/CFII – Glenn Smith
Glenn started flying in a high school aviation program. Glenn opened Springfield Flying Service in the 80’s providing primary, instrument, multiengine, Stearman aerobatic and seaplane instruction and also rides at air shows, banner towing and aircraft ferrying. In 2012 Glenn opened Coeur d’Alene Seaplanes.
Glenn's flight experience: 15600 hours total time, 9300 hours tailwheel, 5500 hours in Stearmans, 5800 hours instruction given, and 2300 hours Single Engine Sea. Glenn’s FAA Certifications are: ATP Single Engine Land and Sea, Multiengine Land, Gold Seal Flight Instructor, Airplane Single and Multi Engine and Instrument; A&P Mechanic/ IA, and Designated Pilot Examiner
ATP / Gold Seal CFII / IGI- Kevin Heiss
Kevin started flying for the US Navy immediately after graduating from college at the University of Southern California. After retiring from a 28-year career in the US Navy, he flew for the airlines before choosing semi-retired family life in North Idaho. He has extensive high altitude mountain flying experience in the High Sierras, as well as aerobatics, formation, and instrument flying & instruction. His ratings include ATP Multi Engine Land with multiple type ratings; Commercial privileges for Single Engine Land & Sea and Rotorcraft-Helicopter. He holds Flight Instructor certifications for Airplane Single & Multi-engine, Rotorcraft Helicopter, and Instrument Airplane & Helicopter. Kevin has over 5000 hours in over 40 different type of aircraft and has provided over 1500 hours of instruction given. He looks forward to expanding your flying experience in the world of float flying, and perhaps even coupled with instrument float flying if you choose our new ATP Singe Engine Sea Rating!
Commercial Pilot/CFI - Bob Del Valle
Bob has been a pilot with high altitude flight experience in the Rocky Mountain region for over 32 years. He's been a Search and Rescue Mission Pilot with the Civil Air Patrol since 1996. As a mission pilot, he has flown search missions in the Colorado Rockies while negotiating canyons and passes at 14,000' MSL. Bob's passion for aviation and teaching bush flying skills is the reason he created the 4-day course described at www.halloflighttraining.com. The course has introduced many pilots to the backcountry strips of Idaho and the bush strips of Alaska. Bob spent 17 summers flying from his cabin on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to a variety of bush strips to hunt, fish, and instruct pilots. He's had the privilege of flying to and all over Alaska for personal adventures in his own aircraft or flying Civil Air Patrol missions piloting float equipped DHC-2 De Havilland Beavers. He looks forward to spending time with you to obtain or advance your seaplane rating.