Floatplane Ratings with the NFC. Just in time for Summer!

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Floatplane Ratings with the NFC. Just in time for Summer!

Post by NFC » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:56 pm

Hi Guys,

We are now taking bookings for people that would like to start a Floatplane Rating. The course will be conducted in our beautiful C172 pictured below, which rolled out of our hangar with a new 180hp engine, Amphibous Floats and a huge 6ft 10inch prop!! The cost is €255 per hour.


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Re: Floatplane Ratings with the NFC. Just in time for Summer!

Post by scraggane » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:13 pm

Excellent!!

What's the story with landing on waterways in this country though? Do they have to be licensed landing areas?

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Re: Floatplane Ratings with the NFC. Just in time for Summer!

Post by hugoj_air » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:25 pm

For normal oprations it would seem no. Over the years I've heard of landings on canals. rivers, loughs (freshwater) and the sea. Training would be different, probably a licensed site would be needed. But I dont know of any licensed marine sites in Ireland. Anyone know different??

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Re: Floatplane Ratings with the NFC. Just in time for Summer!

Post by stovepipe » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:40 am

Hi there,
It also depends on who owns the waterway or body of water concerned.You could have to deal with local councils, city councils, the ESB, Waterways Ireland, Fisheries Ireland, private angling clubs and so on.On some lakes which are reservoirs, you are not allowed to have a motorised watercraft of any size on the water and your seaplane / floatplane becomes that when it alights on water.I know of two active floatplanes, one in Sligo and one in Mullingar, whose owners are users of this forum and who will have the relevant gen.
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