Cloud Air Service Ltd.
Cloud Air Service Ltd.
Cloud Air Service Ltd.
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Float Training    Aircraft  |  Float Training Rates



Cloud Air Services Ltd. is the only float plane charter company currently operating from the Muskoka lakes. Our base is at Mortimer's Marine at Mortimer's Point located near the north end of Lake Muskoka.

Weather patterns, unique lakes, and a variety of conditions, obstacles, and challenges will allow a student to gain the most experience possible within a local area and within the minimum amount of time. The experience gained from flying floatplanes in and around this area will provide the experience required navigating your floatplane anywhere you may wish to go.

Cloud Air Service Ltd. provides the basic float instructions to private pilots for their endorsement, and specializes in advanced float training programs for those individuals wishing to gain further experience or to pursue the career as a commercial float pilot. These programs are outlined as follows:

Aircraft

All initial float training will be completed on Cessna 172. Advanced float training will include training on the company's Cessna 206 amphibians.

Aircraft available for instruction and type rating:

Other aircraft available for advanced float training

  • Cessna 206 Amphibian

The Cessna 206 amphibian is a six-place aircraft side-by-side pilot co-pilot configuration with a continental 300 hp turbo-charged engine and a constant speed propeller. This aircraft is available for advanced float training only and with a company check pilot at all times.

Check out the first couple of chapters of Dean Mortimer's How To Fly Float Planes.

Basic endorsement:

Transport Canada requires that each individual wishing to obtain the float endorsement must complete a minimum of 7 hours total time with a minimum of 5 hours dual and 5 takeoffs & landings, as sole accupant of aircraft. This is the absolute minimum, company personnel will not release anyone for solo flight until he or she has demonstrated their knowledge, skills, and ability, safely and to standards required. The aircraft, which the student trains on, is available for them to rent at the completion of their endorsement.

Advanced float training

A new student in a commercial aviation program requires certain times and experience along with the formal commercial pilot instruction. In response to an increasing demand by pilots within a commercial training program Cloud Air Service Ltd. has developed a float-training program, which allows the student to apply his time and experience float training towards his commercial pilots license. In effect the float training will fulfill the solo portions of the commercial pilots license including cross-country work. As well it will provide students with knowledge, skill and experience within a commercial float charter operation. Potential float charter employers will find this more desirable than students without 50 hours of float flying experience.

The advanced float training package includes the initial endorsement on the Piper PA 12. Thirty (38) hours block time as pilot command on the Piper PA 12, five (5) hours as pilot in command on the Cessna 180 with check pilot, and two (2) hours of pilot in command on the Cessna 206 amphibian, with the check pilot.This 50-hour package will be completed over a three-week period, weather providing, and will include the discounted price and payment plan of three equal payments over the training period.

Cloud Air Service Ltd. will also customize any training, on any aircraft that the student may wish. For this the student must contact the company and outline his requirements so that we may co-ordinate his training and equipment, and provide an estimated cost of training.



      2004 Float Training Rates


Cessna 172     7 hour Endorsement Hours Cost/ Hr. Total
 
Dual Instruction in Cessna 172-(180) 5 $285 $1,425
Solo (PIC) Time in Cessna 172-(180) 2 $245 $490
 
Cost of Package 7 Sub-Total $1,915
GST $134.05
 
TOTAL $2,049


50 hour Advanced Package Hours Cost/ Hr. Total
 
Dual Instruction in Cessna 172(180hp) 15 $285 $4,275
Solo Block Time in Cessna172(180hp) 25 $245 $6,125
Time in Cessna 180 with Check Pilot 5 $400 $2,000
Time in Cessna 206 with Check Pilot 5 $550 $2,750
 
Cost of Package 50 Sub-Total $15,150
 
Package Discount Price
Less 5%
$758 $14,393
GST $1,007,48
 
TOTAL INITIAL COST
$15,400
After issue of TL11B Tuition Receipt, APPROXIMATE FINAL COST
$10,780
 
10% Deposit required to confirm start date, subtracted from 1st installment $1,540.00
 
Payment required in 3 equal installments over 3 weeks of:
1st week
$3,593.33
2nd week
$5,133.33
3rd week
$5,133.33


100 hour Commercial License Package Hours Cost/ Hr. Total
 
Dual Instruction in Cessna 172(180hp) 40 $285 $11,400
Solo Block Time in Cessna172(180hp) 50 $245 $12,250
Time in Cessna 180 with Check Pilot 5 $400 $2,000
Time in Cessna 206 with Check Pilot 5 $550 $2,750
 
Cost of Package 100 Sub-Total $28,400.00
 
Package Discount Price
Less 10%
$2,810 $25,560.00
GST $1,789.20
 
TOTAL INITIAL COST
$27,349.20
After issue of TL11B Tuition Receipt, APPROXIMATE FINAL COST
$19,144.44
 
10% Deposit required to confirm start date, subtracted from 1st installment $2,734.92
 
Payment required in 3 equal installments over 3 weeks of:
1st week
$6,381.48
2nd week
$9,116.40
3rd week
$9,116.40


Note: Note: The dual instruction for the endorsement is based on the minimum required by Transport Canada. Most individuals if current will accomplish the required standards within this time frame. However, our training personal will not release anyone for solo flight in any aircraft until the performance standards are met or exceeded. Any additional time that may be required will be billed in addition to the quoted price at the discounted rate only if completing the 50 or 100 hour package.

 
Please call for further information and reservations at: 1-800-990-1199 or 705 765-3574

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