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Float Plane Ground School
We will cover the background information you need to understand in order to be a safe, successful float plane pilot.
Date and Time:
Friday, May 20, 2022, starting at 09:00 Central Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Mark Cook, Jason Jenson, Charles Scott, FAAST Team Representatives
Brief Description:

This school will be ground training for pilots who wish to transition to flying floats.  Topics covered will include types and parts of floats, taxi procedures, amphibious operations, float plane safety, taxi procedures, docking and beaching, float plane performance, seaplane and maritime rules, Minnesota float plane rules, takeoff and landing techniques, risk management, and flight planning for float flying.  This seminar will be a great start for any pilot who wishes to obtain a sea plane rating.  Many of the topics covered be what an examiner is likely to ask about on a seaplane checkride.  In addition, the topics presented will be a great review for current floatplane pilots.

We will have individuals available to help pilots register with FAASafety, so you may participate in the WINGS program.  Come see how participating in the WINGS program can make it easier for you to remain flight current without worrying about the pressure of a flight review.

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Location of Seminar:
Buffalo Municipal Airport
212 Central Ave.

Buffalo, MN 55313
Directions to Venue:

The ground school will be conducted at the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering to be held at the Buffalo Municipal Airport.  The exact hangar location will be contained in the official announcement for the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.

Fly-in Seminar?:
100 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Mark Cook
Phone: (218) 368-1943
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Hosted by the Minnesota FAASTeam, the Minnesota Great Aviation Gathering and the Minnesota Pilots Association.

The ground will be held in conjunction with the GMAG.  The Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) has an event fee, but the Float Plane Ground School does not have a fee.  When arriving at the GMAG proceed to the registration desk, let the registration folks know you wish to attend the Float Plane Ground School.  There will be a list of all attendees who have preregistered and you will receive a wrist band for entrance.  After the school is completed, if you wish to attend the GMAG and partake in their events you will be asked to pay the entrance fee.

Prior to attending a safety seminar please review and abide by current CDC, State and Local health guidelines

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 2
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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