APEX Course Offerings

101 – Intro to Alaska Flying

Focus on weather, topography, flight missions that are unique and typical in Alaska. Included is a brief history on Alaska aviation; from the early pioneer bush pilots, through the massive development of airfields and surplus aircraft from WWII and up to the present day use of aircraft in Alaska.

102 – Alaska Survival Skills

Learn basic survival skills for high latitude environments. This course will teach the basics needed for the aviator to survive emergency situations one might encounter flying in Alaska. The geography, climate and wildlife vary greatly in Alaska but basic skills and equipment can apply everywhere.  We will discuss mountain, tundra and coastal concerns as they relate to survival skills. Each student will also get  hands-on experience with actual survival equipment that are required for flight in Alaska as well as equipment that is specific to coastal flying.

 

103 – Tailwheel Endorsement

Students will receive training in a Super Cub on wheels with the goal of obtaining a tailwheel endorsement from a certified flight instructor.  Optional aircraft could include a Cessna 185 on wheels.

 

104 – Single Engine Sea Rating

Student will receive floatplane instruction in a PA-18 Super Cub to prepare them for a SES rating. The Super Cub will be tied down directly in front of your cabin and instruction takes place on a myriad of lakes surrounding APEX Alaska’s facilities. The flight examiner lives on the same lake as APEX so when you recieve your sign-off, you get to water-taxi the aircraft to the examiners dock for your check ride.  Prerequisite — Private Pilot license (USA)

105 – Super Cub Wheel Checkout

Student will be given dual instruction in either a PA-18 Super Cub on 31” Bushwheel tires or a Backcountry Cub on 35” Bushwheel tires.  The course will concentrate on off-airport landings including gravel bars, beaches and unimproved airstrips. All landing sites have been pre-approved by APEX staff as  being typical and safe operational landing areas for Super Cubs. This course is intended to teach a basic comfort level for the student to operate a Super Cub type aircraft on off-airport landing sites. Prerequisite — Private Pilot license (USA) Single Engine Land with Tailwheel endorsement

 

106 – Super Cub Float Checkout

Student will be given familiarization instruction in a PA-18 Super Cub on floats.  At the completion of the course, the student will be competent and comfortable operating a float equipped PA-18 Super Cub. Prerequisite — Private Pilot license (USA) Single Engine Sea

 

106 – Cessna 185 Wheel Checkout

Student will be given familiarization ground and flight instruction in a Cessna 185 on wheels equipped with 29” tundra tires.  The course will concentrate on unpaved airstrips including gravel bars, beaches and dirt/gravel airstrips.  We will also demonstrate the precautions necessary when landing on paved runways with large tundra type tires.  All landing sites have been pre-approved by APEX staff as  being typical and safe operational landing areas for Cessna 185’s.  This course is intended to teach a basic comfort level for the student to operate a C-185 type aircraft on airports and off-airport landing sites.  At the completion of the course, the student will be competent and comfortable operating a wheel equipped C-185. Prerequisite — Private Pilot license (USA) Single Engine Land with Tailwheel endorsement

 

106 – Cessna 185 Float Checkout

Student will be given familiarization ground and flight instruction in a Cessna 185 on floats.  All water work will be done on the numerous fresh water lakes surrounding APEX headquarters.  This course is intended to teach a basic comfort level for the student to operate a C-185 type aircraft on fresh water lakes.  At the completion of the course, the student will be competant and comfortable operating a float equipped C-185.  The student can also obtain a High Performance endorsement from this course.  Prerequisite — Private Pilot license (USA) Single Engine Sea

 

106 – Cessna 185 Amphib Checkout

Student will be given familiarization ground and flight instruction in a Cessna 185 on amphibious floats.  All water work will be done on the numerous fresh water lakes surrounding APEX headquarters. Wheel landings will be done on local paved airstrips.  The student will also have the opportunity to practice taxing the aircraft in and out of the water using a ramp.    This course is intended to teach a basic comfort level for the student to operate a C-185 type aircraft on amphibious floats.  At the completion of the course, the student will be competent and comfortable operating a amphibious float equipped C-185.  The student can also obtain a complex aircraft endorsement from this course.  Prerequisite — Private Pilot license (USA) Single Engine Sea

106 – DHC-2 Beaver Float Checkout

Student will be given familiarization ground and flight instruction in a DHC-2  Beaver on floats.  All water work will be done on the numerous fresh water lakes surrounding APEX headquarters.  This course is intended to teach a basic introduction and comfort level for the student to operate a DHC-2 Beaver on fresh water lakes.  The student can also obtain a High Performance endorsement from this course.  Prerequisite — Private Pilot license (USA) Single Engine Sea

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