seaplane rating is just pure fun. It provides the challenge of learning a
new skill, freedom to land anywhere there is water, and access to
remote places. The seaplane pilot rating may be obtained as the first
pilot rating or, most commonly, as an add-on rating for those pilots who
already hold the Airplane, Single-Engine Land certificate.
Dale DeRemers Seaplane Pilot guides pilots through this
process with plenty of tips, techniques and advice from a pro along the
way. It is also designed to function as an excellent tool for review,
for those who already have the rating. Dr. DeRemer, the recognized dean
of seaplane pilots, invites readers to join him on this learning
All the tasks the pilot must demonstrate during the checkride are
covered in detail: preflight preparations, taxiing, sailing, seaplane
base and airport operations, takeoffs and landings, emergency
operations, and more. Whether you want to study intensely for the
checkride to obtain a seaplane rating, or just review your knowledge and
skills from the comfort of an easy chair, Seaplane Pilot will provide a welcome learning experience.
Dale DeRemer has also been called the father of the SEAWINGS national safety program for seaplane pilots by Water Flying Magazine.
In the past 15 years, he has conducted his well known wilderness
courses training hundreds of pilots, one-on-one, in the skills of
wilderness seaplane operations from the rainforests and high volcanic
lakes of Central America, to beyond the Arctic Circle. Seaplane Pilot
draws from his extensive experience in water flying, using full-color
photography and illustrations throughout. Also included are helpful
sidebar notes that reference the key parts of the FAA's Seaplane
Practical Test Standards (which is reprinted in the appendix), plus
excerpts from pertinent FAA advisory circulars, and a bibliography for
Soft cover, 7-1/4" x 9", color illustrated, indexed, 400 pages.