Surfside Seaplane Training LLC

6980 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55014 Training based out of Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4)

Seaplane ratings, BFRs, refresher training, and demo flights offered. Train with experienced instructors in a Cessna 172L on Aqua floats. This nicely equipped floatplane has a 160-hp engine with Powerflow exhaust and fixed-pitch prop. Great combination for learning how to fly on floats. We will get you current, ready for your practical test, or just more comfortable flying on floats. SES ratings typically are between 6 and 8 hours depending on your flying skills. Surfside (8Y4) is the largest seaplane base in the lower 48 and a great little airport. It is located in the Twin Cities metro very close to both KANE and 25D. Rice Creek Campgrounds, hotels, and many restaurants are in the area. Fly in, make it a family vacation, and along with your training enjoy the many attractions the Twin Cities has to offer.

Course Rates Hours Cost
Commercial Multiengine Sea (G44A) 4-6 $4500
Pvt/Commercial Single-engine Sea 4-6 $2100
Package rates include checkride
Course Rates Hours Cost
SES7 $1860
Hourly Rates Dual Solo
Aviat Husky A-1B Amphibian (SES) $275 N/A
Grumman G44A Super Widgeon (MES) $750 N/A
Lockwood Aircam Amphibian $450 N/A
Piper J3 Cub (tailwheel) $200 N/A
American Champion Decathlon (tailwheel) $275 N/A
Twin Comanche (MEL) $450 N/A
Robinson R44 Raven II $500 N/A
Hourly Rates Dual Solo
Cessna 172L, 160HP, Aqua 2200 $270 N/A
BFR, refresher training, and demo flights$270 N/A