San Juan Islands Adventure
2018 August 10, 11, 12
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 staying on the shores of the San Juan islands, just a block from where your plane is parked. This is not a camping trip. We'll be learning survival skills, navigating island geography, and flying across international borders.
Learn emergency life raft deployment and other safety skills, border crossing procedures, fire starting in a wet climate, signal mirroring and more. Come explore these 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
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:
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.
Ground Only: $1250
A huge part of the value on this trip is the life raft deployment, ground lectures, and signal mirroring. Come join us! Stay on the island, attend the lectures, workshops, life raft deployment, and seafood boil. And enjoy a 1/2 hour lesson in a Seaplane!
Be sure to catch these highlights from the San Juan Islands 2017 maiden voyage...
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.
Immersion and Drowning
Dr. Donner discusses swim failure, hypothermia, drowning, hyperventilation, cold water cooling, life jackets, and more.