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NEW...Now we have, four Super cubs Waiting For You...

Watch this  video by John Esperienza one of our students and see what it is actually like Flying with us in Alaska,

Welcome to Alaska's No.1 Backcountry Flight School

Flight Review

Mountain Flying 

Our Backcountry location...In the heart of Alaska's Chugach Mountains. Means on virtually every flight you interact with the mountains.

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ABOUT OUR BACKCOUNTRY EXPERIENCED

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You've discovered Vern Kingsford's  Alaska Float Ratings. Alaska's only - Backcountry Seaplane School.  

 

We are the original Alaska Float Ratings, providing the "Backcountry" experience since 1975.

floatplane heaven
Floatplane Heaven
Alaska's Ultimate Backcountry Training Location

Alaska Float Ratings Ultimate Seaplane and Mountain Training
Supercubs Ultimate Alaska Airplane

WHO WE ARE

AFR GROUND SCHOOL

STUDENT ARTICLES

WHY PICK US?

OUR COURSES

Earn your CFI in my 172 on floats and seaplane rating and be ready for teaching floats. Call for Price

New for 2019

This is our most popular course. It’s more fun and no pressure.

  • 3-4 Days

  • 8 hrs of flight time

  • 1-2 hrs of ground school orientation 

  • extra ground school, $50 per hr, paid to instructor 

  • extra aircraft time A/C @ $350 per hr

  • checkride fee NOT included

  • lodging NOT included

$2999

This is for you if you already have your SES, or just want mountain instruction.

  • 1-2 Days

  • 3 hours of flight time

 

$999

This is our most popular course. It’s more fun and no pressure.

  • 3-4 Days

  • 8 hrs of flight time

  • 1-2 hrs of ground school orientation

  • extra ground school, $50 per hr, paid to instructor

  • extra aircraft time A/C @ $350 per hr

  • checkride fee NOT included

  • 4 nights in a cabin

 

$3499

This is even better — time for exploring, fly-in fishing, and aerial photography.

  • 5-6 Days

  • 15 hrs of flight time

  • 1-2 hrs of ground school orientation

  • extra ground school, $50 per hr, paid to instructor

  • extra aircraft time A/C @ $350 per hr

  • checkride fee NOT included

  • 5 nights in a cabin

$5499

ALASKA FLOATPLANE SAFARI

 

Customized Itinerary. This is the best of the best.

  • 3-4 days

  • 10-15 hours of flight time

  • 2-3 nights in a lodge

 

Price... depends on Itinerary, total aircraft time, lodge cost, etc

This is our original course. Would be good to be current in a Super Cub for this one.

  • 2-3 Days

  • 6 hrs of flight time

  • 1-2 hrs of ground school orientation

  • extra ground school, $50 per hr, paid to instructor

  • extra aircraft time A/C @ $350 per hr

  • checkride fee NOT included

  • 2 nights in a cabin

$2499

"The airlines and the military have invested millions of dollars designing simulators to provide realistic training devices. I just moved to Trail Lake to provide you a genuine mountain flying and bush flying experience."

 

I love Lake Hood. When I first started flying as a charter pilot/guide for the late Jack Lee’s Air Service and instructing off Lake Hood in 1973, watching and listening to the float planes, especially the Beavers, thrilled me, and it still does.

cub flying to Bench and Johnson Lakes

 Cub Flying to Bench and Johnson Lakes

But by 1991, watching, listening, waiting for ATC clearance, the long taxi, waiting for Rust’s fleet or the gaggle of float planes on weekends, was costing my students valuable time from their dual session. Also it was cutting into their time and money they had budgeted for their lessons. Now, in 2012, it is even more congested.

OUR GALLERY

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Phone:  907-288-3646  This is our Alaska phone number in Moose Pass, Alaska

or Call Vern cell number: 907 362 9178

 

BEST If you e-mail us:  vernkingsford@yahoo.com or alaskafloatratings@gmail.com

Our mailing address:   Vern Kingsford

                                P.O. Box 4

                                Moose Pass, Alaska 99631