San Juan Islands Adventure
2017 August 11, 12, 13
Learn emergency water landing survival skills, coastal weather and flight planning, search and rescue services, scenic tours over Vancouver glaciers
This trip will have you camping on the shores of the San Juan islands, learning survival skills, navigating island geography, and flying across international borders.
Learn emergency life raft deployment and other safety skills, border crossing procedures, explore the beautiful islands in the Pacific Northwest.
1000 meet at Galvin Flying Services, KBFI Boeing Field, to brief the 1 hour flight out to the islands.
1100 - 1230 Touring the islands by air arriving at Orcas Island
1230 Lunch / Base camp set up
1330 Ground lectures:
1700 - 1900 Island Hopping / Tailwheel ride in the Cub Crafters plane
1900 Appetizers/Drinks/Dinner - Featuring fresh Buck Bay oysters on the half shell
0800 Preflight Briefing
0900 Wheels up for Canada / Glacier Tour
0900 - 1600 Touring the glaciers north of Vancouver / Olympic Peninsula
Wrap up, Certificate
0800 Tear down camp and pack up
0830 Preflight Briefing
0900 Wheels up for Renton Field
1000 Seaplane lecture / lessons - Seaplane Scenics
1200 Depart for Boeing Field
1300 Trip completion at Galvin Flying Services, KBFI Boeing Field
“The Mountain Flying course put on by Jason and the team at The Finer Points is something every pilot should check out if he/she is serious about raising the level of their flying ability. I left the course with a newfound confidence in handling high altitude airstrips, mountain passes, weather phenomena, survival skills and the real life experience of taking off on a short strip under high density altitude conditions. Most importantly though, the course is FUN. As aviators we can’t ask for much more than than flying in a challenging and fun environment. That’s exactly what this course is all about.”
A Truly Unique Experience
We believe that by immersing you in the environment and surrounding you with decades of experience, you will learn as much as absolutely possible about the art and science of flying safely near the open water. We believe an emphasis on survival planning is an important factor of your education if you plan to fly across large bodies of water.
The course fee includes sessions by some of the world's top lecturers on the following topics:
Check out this Flight Chops coast guard rescue video. Our course will help prepare you in the event you ever need a rescue like this.
All Inclusive: $4950
,Let us take care of everything. You will have a spot in a late model DA40 (expect around 4-6 hours of PIC time) and one 30 minute sea plane flight. There are no hidden costs here.
We provide the airplane, instructor, fuel, and:
Aircraft Owner: $2750
If you own an airplane, we will provide an experienced instructor to train you in island flying in your own aircraft.