Advanced Float Training

Arrangements can be made to gain experience in Advanced Float Training. Spend some time with one of our experienced pilots and see what it takes to properly load and operate a float plane into small, remote lakes. Come see what “Bush Flying” is all about!

Lake St. John and the surrounding area is the ideal “training grounds” for gaining experience in piloting a floatplane.

Our pilots will show you everything there is to float flying with small lakes, rivers, open water and large harbours – all within a short flight from the Orillia Rama Regional Airport. 

Contact us today for training availability and eligibility.

The 25 hour Career Bush Pilot training program is geared towards pilots entering the industry, or those who want an understanding of float flying.
We pride ourselves on offering seaplane training to our clients that is second to none. Graduates leave our facility feeling confident in their newly acquired seaplane skills, but also aware that there is still much to learn, that can only be acquired by personal experience.
Our 25 hour Career Bus Pilot training program is a dual flight instruction program, focused on continuous training throughout the session. All our flight training is conducted in either a Cessna-172 (fixed pitch propeller) or Cessna C-180 (constant speed propeller).
Lake country airway now offers a 25 hour career or personal BUSH PILOT COURSE. This dynamic course is designed for individuals who want a deeper understanding and challenging float flying experience to further there interest in this industry as a career or further your confidence to operate your own float aircraft. Students can take advantage of some of Orilla and Parry Sound many remote and scenic lakes , terrain and weather during the course. The course will start with the basics and builds on those skills continually throughout the training Human factors, Max gross operations, remote locations and 1 overnight camp stop (optional) are just a few areas of the course that are included. All of lake Country airways instructors have extensive background working in the Bush flying industry with many years of experience in the field of float flying.

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Cost: $8,495.00 / 340.00 per HR

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Cost: $7,000.00 / 280.00 per HR
Training location at Georgian Bay Airways in Parry Sound.
This package includes:
  • 25 hours of dual flight instruction
  • All ground training...
  • The book “ How to Fly Floats” by JJ Frey, and a training workbook
Please allow 2 weeks to complete, it may take less time, but this allows for days off from bad weather or personal reasons.
Have questions? Call (705)325-9838


We want to let you know a couple of important precautions we are taking to protect our staff and families and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We ask that whenever possible, we do everything electronically and avoid face to face contact temporarily. In this day of technology, we can go the extra mile to mitigate any unnecessary interaction.
If you are picking up or dropping off anything, we will, of course, welcome you but will limit your interaction to the front desk.
We are optimists and believe that by limiting our interactions, we can slow down COVID-19 so we can all enjoy the nicer weather that is almost upon us. We expect that in a month things will be much better all around.
Thank you for your understanding!
Lake Country Airways