March 2016 Issue

Seaplane Ratings: Jack Brown’s Approach

Yes, it’s a ratings mill. For more confidence, competence and fun, plan on spending more time and money than the advertised training package prescribes.

Brown’s offers two options for SES training at the private or commercial pilot level. Either curriculum includes 1.5 hours of ground instruction, five hours of dual instruction in one of Brown’s 100-HP Piper J-3 Cubs, plus a checkride, which is administered by company principle and FAA designated examiner Jon Brown or his brother Chuck Brown. The course has a flat-rate fee of $1400, which also includes the examiner fees.

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