• 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

     

  • Special Guests:
    Steve Thorne of Flight Chops in a Cub Crafters plane
    and
    Steveo1kinevo as a guest speaker!

    Flight Chops June 2017 Contest

    Attention Private airplane owners

    You could win this trip!

    Enter the June Flight Chops contest for your chance to win a spot in August!

  • Itinerary

    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.

    Day 1

    Arrive

    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:

    • Cold water immersion survival
    • Winslow Life raft deployment
    • PLBs, and Search and Rescue
    • International procedures and border crossings

    1700 - 1900 Island Hopping / Tailwheel ride in the Cub Crafters plane

     

    1900 Appetizers/Drinks/Dinner - Featuring fresh Buck Bay oysters on the half shell

    Day 2

    Explore

    0700 Breakfast

     

    0800 Preflight Briefing

     

    0900 Wheels up for Canada / Glacier Tour

     

    0900 - 1600 Touring the glaciers north of Vancouver / Olympic Peninsula

     

    1700 Appetizers/Drinks/Dinner

    Day 3

    Wrap up, Certificate

    0700 Breakfast

     

    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.”

     

    Cuyler B

  • 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:

    • Flying the Islands
    • Cold Water / Island Meteorology
    • International Procedures
    • ELTs, PLBs, and other tracking devices
    • What's important in a survival kit
    • Post crash survival
    • Cold Water Immersion
    • Search and Rescue
  • “I came back a better pilot than I left, without question. I signed up for the trip to learn about flying in a new environment, to gain the skills and familiarity to safely operate in high terrain at high density altitude. I got what I expected, but quite a bit more. Flying all day for three straight days, working with excellent, experienced instructors; my attitude toward flying grew and matured. I came back more capable and more confident.”

     

    Thomas Byrne

  • Videos

    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.

  • Pricing

    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:

    • Camping arrangements
    • Custom TFP survival kit
    • Gourmet food
    • Lectures by Jason Miller, Steveo1Kinevo, and Dr. Howard Donner
    • Sea plane flight experience

    Aircraft Owner: $2750

    If you own an airplane, we will provide an experienced instructor to train you in island flying in your own aircraft.

     

    Pricing includes:

    • Dedicated instructor for your airplane
    • Camping arrangements
    • Custom TFP survival kit
    • Gourmet food
    • Lectures by Jason Miller, Steveo1Kinevo, and Dr. Howard Donner
    • Sea plane flight experience
  • Booking Now for 2017

    Place your deposit for one of our upcoming trips to reserve your place.

    Deposit is non-refundable. Hobbs time overages incur additional charges. Adjustments may be made for adverse weather conditions.

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