Float Rating

Earn your float plane rating in Alaska.


6-8 hours
of flight time


Est. 2-3 days



Interested in earning your float plane rating in Alaska? Blue River Aviation offers Alaska float plane training/Alaska float ratings in our 180HP Piper Super Cub equipped with Aerocets. Our Super Cub course costs $3,550 which includes 2 hours of ground training and up to 8 hours in the airplane. Additional flight instruction will be available at $395/hr. The DPE fee is not include in the price of the package. We also offer Seaplane refresher training as well. During your ground and flight training, you will learn maneuvers unique to seaplanes, such as:

  • Float construction and regulations
  • Aircraft systems
  • Determining seaplane accessibility in bodies of water
  • Preflight considerations
  • Castoff and taxiing
  • Reading wind and water conditions
  • Normal takeoffs and landings
  • Glassy water takeoffs and landings
  • Rough water takeoffs and landings
  • Crosswind area takeoff and landings
  • Sailing
  • Engine and systems failure
  • Docking, beaching, ramping, and mooring

Get your Alaska float plane rating!

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04 / Our Fleet & Rentals

The best airplanes in the business.

Blue River Aviation is proud of our expansive fleet. We provide aircraft for a wide variety of training. These include: Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), Complex, Floats, Skis, Tailwheels, and Multi-Engine. Go check out the Blue River fleet!