Experience the joy of seaplane flying in the land of 10,000 lakes. We offer training in both straight and amphibious floatplanes. Training is available at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd and Fleming Field (SGS) in South St. Paul. On-staff DPE available at both locations.
Earn your private or commercial seaplane rating while exploring the remote lakes of Northern MN. We are located on the western tip of Lake Superior in Minnesota, You will have access to thousands of Northern Minnesota lakes for floatplane flying. Don’t settle for anything less than the classic Super Cub on amphibious floats; perfect for […]
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 […]
Rick is a Federal Aviation Administration licensed pilot and flight instructor with the following ratings: ATP-airline transport pilot, COMM-commercial single engine and multi-engine, INST-instrument, CFI-certified flight instructor, CFII-certified flight instructor/instrument, MEI-multi-engine instructor and seaplane pilot and instructor. Rick is a seasoned pilot with 41-plus years of experience and has flown Sea Planes, aerobatics, crop sprayers, […]
Imagine stopping in to a restaurant while training, learning to beach a plane, learning to dock, river landings, lake landings, all within the beautiful Minneapolis/Saint Paul Lakes and River area. Excursions available during your training to almost any of the 10,000 pristine Minnesota lakes or a hop over to Wisconsin for some prime rib on […]
Our Instructors are high time and experienced with thousands of hours in many types of aircraft. You will fly many northern wilderness lakes and rivers surveying the lakes for safe landing areas, docking, ramping, beaching, securing aircraft, refueling along with U.S. and Canada Customs border-crossing procedures. We have many lodges and resorts with great fishing […]
Single and multiengine seaplane, beginner to advanced, offered in Baudette and Brainerd Lakes areas. Baudette: Training is offered on the Rainy River at our FBO, located at the Baudette International Airport (KBDE). The Rainy River provides the border between the U.S. and Canada and feeds into Lake of the Woods, the sixth largest lake in […]
We are the industry leader in training and leasing for Wipaire Floats and Fire Boss aircraft, focusing on personalized and customized service. We offer training for all aircraft on Wipline Floats and provide customized training for your aircraft and operations. Based at Fleming Field, KSGS, in the Wipaire facility.