Student Magazine Articles

We're always humbled when our students write about their experiences with Alaska Float Ratings in Moose Pass. Here are several. All of the pieces are about the students' experiences and why they felt it was worth spending their time, money, and energy earning their float rating with us.

 

If your time is limited in perusing this website, I think Barbara's article, Going for Water Wings, gives you an idea of what it is like flying one our super cubs in the rugged, yet beautiful Chugach National Forest, the second largest in the United States, and  Alaska.

 

Here's the articles.

 

Read and enjoy,

Vern 

By Barbara Rowell

"I don't really need a float rating," I told him when he first proposed it. "But I would like to get bush-flying experience in Alaska, especially short-field landings with real obstacles."

By Patrick Mathews

In Alaska, these powerful forces created the extraordinary topography of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Mother Nature had also created one of Earth's most challenging and spectacular aviation environments.

FLOATPLANE HEAVEN

BY CRISTA V. WORTHY

Crista V. Worthy is the managing editor of Pilot Getaways magazine and editor of The Flyline, the monthly publication of the Idaho Aviation Association.

BY YORK

GOT MY RATING

BackcountryPilot.Org
Alaska Floatplane Rating Course in Moose Pass This turned out to be one of the best flying experiences I've ever had!

COME, FLY ALASKA

BY JAMES CRAIG

Moose Pass is a wide spot in the road in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, 29 miles north of Seward. Vern's floatplane school sits on the south edge of Upper Trail Lake on an airflow crossroads of glacial valleys, mountain peaks and turquoise water lakes of all sizes and altitudes.

ALASKA ON FLOATS

By Derek and Morag Jones

Flyer, March 2009, www.flyer.co.uk

For some floatplane time, Mike had recommended contacting Alaska Float Ratings at Moose Pass, down the Kenai Peninsula.

MY EXPERIENCE AT AFR

Blythewood, SC - Instrument Rated Private Pilot – 350 hours
As I was preparing for my trip to Moose Pass, Alaska, to learn how to fly float planes I told several of my flying friends in South Carolina about my upcoming adventure. 

BY Jon Rashleigh

By Barbara Rowell

"I don't really need a float rating," I told him when he first proposed it. "But I would like to get bush-flying experience in Alaska, especially short-field landings with real obstacles."

By KAREN

A couple of weeks ago I got my seaplane rating (SES) at Alaska Float Ratings in Moose Pass, Alaska. It was the best flying experience I've ever had!

BY CYNTHIA SPERBERG-HART
Bay Cities Chapter ninety-nine

How I survived the wild and 
finally became a seaplane pilot