The NMC Seaplane course is operated out of the college’s aviation program facilities in beautiful Traverse City, MI. We are surrounded by a variety of bays and lakes, large and small, all near the airport, providing a diverse training environment to compliment your experience. Training is done in a 180-hp Piper Super Cub equipped with Wipline amphib floats. We provide a package of training aids including videos, the NMC Seaplane Training Reference Guide, and NMC’s Ground School Notes. Depending on the pilot’s skills and currency, the add-on rating can normally be completed in two to three days, allowing you to receive your training and rating over a weekend. Traverse City has wonderful accommodations on the bay, so plan to bring the family. We have a staff of seaplane instructors with decades of flight instruction experience and a local FAA-designated examiner who can complete your practical test using the plane you trained in.