Searey Certified Flight Instruction

Progressive Aerodyne is committed to quality flight training and ensuring that pilots are safe, competent and ready to handle the real-world challenges of amphibious seaplane flying.

The Searey Flight Instructor’s Association (SFIA) is the only factory-recognized training source for pilot training in the Searey. Training with a SFIA Instructor takes place at one of several Searey flight centers, at the factory, or if necessary, at your own home airport or seaplane base.

Whether you are taking delivery of a new Searey SLSA, completing an LSX kit, or buying a second-hand Searey, there is a thorough pilot training program that suits your specific needs.

Factory-Sponsored Searey Pilot Training

Thinking about purchasing a Searey but would like to have a bit of left seat time before making the decision? No problem! Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pilot, nothing compares to the excitement of your first take-off and landing in a Searey.

This one-day course will give you a thorough introduction to the safe operation of the Certified Searey on land and water. You will be introduced to Searey systems, performance, maneuvers, water and tailwheel operations, and LSA ownership. The course includes 4 hours of flight instruction in a Searey and at least 2 hours of ground instruction.

Experience what we mean when we say “Explore No Limits!”

  • One-on-One Instruction with a Searey-Certified CFI
  • Flight and Ground Instruction for Prospective Searey Owners
  • Take-offs and Landings on Water and Runway
  • Customized to Your Flight Experience
  • Training Conducted at the Searey Factory in Tavares, Florida


Kevin Oaks 352-253-0108


Mike Pearson, President of the Searey Flight Instructors Association
Colonial Beach, Virginia
Phone: 540-903-7003

Searey LSA Rental Available

Don Laughlin, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner
Orlando, Florida
Phone: 407-701-7753

Rob Galloway; Jones Brothers Seaplanes
Tavares, Florida
Phone: 352-508-1800

Searey LSA Rental Available

Daniel Myers; Southeast Amphibs
Orlando, Florida
Phone: 407-920-7700

Christopher Hinote; Flying Fish Seaplanes
St. Charles, Missouri
Phone: 340-514-1680

Searey LSA Rental Available

Helen Woods; Chesapeake Sport Pilot
Stevensville, Maryland
Phone: 410-604-1717

Searey Rental Available Seasonally