Float Rating

Float Rating

Whether you have you are interested in a seaplane rating or are career-oriented, Lakeside Flight School welcomes PPL or CPL holders to work on their float training needs. As Canada’s best Float Training Unit, Lakeside Flight School takes pride in delivering comprehensive programs in a friendly, professional manner, with instructors who have actual seaplane charter experience.

Riverton, Manitoba is the ideal area to train for your seaplane endorsement. You’ll see all there is to float flying, including big water, small lakes, and rivers.


The candidate must hold a private pilot license or commercial pilot license


The seaplane endorsement is the perfect way to wet your toes and discover the pleasure of float flying. We will introduce you to the basics of floatplane operation, including aircraft handling in flight, on the water, and at the dock.

All of our flight training is conducted in a Cessna 172. Seaplane endorsements are always taken on by our senior flight crew, so you can be assured that you will have all the bases covered when you are signed off by the Chief Pilot.

The seaplane endorsement is a minimum of 7 hours of flight time, including 5 take-offs and landings as the sole occupant. Depending on the individual pilot, your seaplane rating can be completed in 2 or 3 days.


The floatplane rating package includes:

  • 6 hours of dual flight instruction

  • 1 hour of solo circuits

  • ALL ground training, starting with a 2 hr ground school