Renton Airport: Seaplane Ground School Nov. 11, 2017

Seaplane Ground SchoolPicture: Courtesy of Austin Watson

Renton Seaplane Ground School – Put On By Austin Watson

Thinking about getting a seaplane rating in the next year? Attend ground school now and be a step ahead. Austin Watson has sent us a heads up that his Seaplane Ground School is on for Nov. 11, from 9:30AM to 3:30 PM at the Renton Airport at Rainier Flight Service Classroom, 800 West Perimeter Road, Renton, WA 98057

9:30-11:30 AM Session
11:30-12:30 Lunch Break (bring your own lunch)
12:30-2:30 PM Session

The Syllabus:

Seaplane Ground School will cover topics related to successfully receiving a Single Engine Sea Private or Commercial rating and preparing for the Oral and Practical Tests. Classroom instruction and a walk-able field trip to the seaplane base and to view seaplanes up close are planned.

  • Seaplane Systems
  • Pre and Post Flight Procedures
  • Seaplane Bases and Operations
  • FARs, Other Regulations and Airman Certification Standards
  • Reading Wind and Water
  • PNW Specific Operations
  • Taxi & Sailing
  • Takeoffs and Landings
  • Beaching, Docking, Ramping
  • Emergencies
  • Oral Exam Questions Review
  • Q&A

Please read FAA-H-8083-23 Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook prior to class. Bound copies are available from several vendors. Cost per student is $40.00 and students are invited to sign up and pay here. Contact: Austin Watson, CFI – austin.watson@ieee.org – or call: 206-979-4654

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