SeaRey Product Improvements


Tavares, Florida, January 9, 2019 — In response to customer suggestions, all new SeaRey Elite and Adventure aircraft will feature a throttle forward configuration. The throttle and brake handles will be moved approximately 5 inches forward of their prior location to allow greater elbow room for the pilot and passenger. Feedback from pilots has been overwhelmingly positive.


Tavares, Florida, 2017 — All new SeaRey Elite aircraft will be equipped with Garmin G3X Touch Screen glass cockpits. This replaces the prior Advanced 5500 glass cockpit.

Searey Flight School Receives Excellence Award


Tavares, Florida, October 6, 2014 — Chesapeake Sport Pilot, a Searey approved flight school, has been named an outstanding flight school by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The AOPA has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.

“All of us at AOPA would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to this year’s award winners,” said Brittney Miculka, Senior Manager of pilot community development. “We created these awards to recognize those who instill a lifelong passion for aviation among their students and who exemplify the best the flight training industry has to offer. It was clear from the customer reviews that these professionals are providing a superior flight instruction experience.”

The award winners were recognized at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-in in Frederick, Maryland, on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

With over eight years in the field and 20,000 hours flown, Chesapeake Sport Pilot is one of the largest and most successful light sport flight schools in the country. Its mission is to make flying accessible, affordable, and fun. Since 2009, Chesapeake Sport Pilot’s two qualified instructors have been training students to fly Searey amphibious airplanes using a certified Searey training program.

In 2014, Chesapeake Sport Pilot established Chesapeake Searey, the first full service Searey training program in the country. Chesapeake Searey offers seaplane ratings, tail wheel endorsements, and training. Chesapeake Searey instructors are all accredited through the Searey Flight Instructors Association. Graduates of Chesapeake Searey receive an insurance certificate which makes them eligible for special insurance rates with select underwriters.

In July of 2014, Chesapeake Sport Pilot took ownership of a new, factory-built and FAA certified Searey Sport amphibious airplane for flight training. For more information about Chesapeake Sport Pilot or Chesapeake Searey, please visit

Searey Amphibious Light Sport Airplanes are manufactured by Progressive Aerodyne, Inc., located in Tavares, Florida. The company first began as a family business in 1992 manufacturing Searey Kit Airplanes. In November 1992, the first Searey airplane was flown and Progressive Aerodyne was incorporated in the same year.

The company has a twenty year history of manufacturing Searey Kit Airplanes which are still flown all over the world. Progressive Aerodyne is currently in full production of two configurations of factory-built and FAA Certified Searey amphibious airplanes, the Searey Light Sport and the Searey Light Sport Elite. In addition, the company continues to manufacture Searey Kit Airplanes.

Seasoned pilots know and trust Searey airplanes; on land, sea, or in the air, the Searey name is synonymous with superior handling and performance, and creating an exhilarating flying experience. For more information, contact Progressive Aerodyne, Inc., 3801 State Road 19, Tavares, Florida; phone 352-253-0108; or on the web at Interviews are welcome.