Theoretical Knowledge - Seamanship Examination

Lights displayed at night
when aground

Husky A-1 on the beach
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General

The theoretical knowledge training programme covers the aspects of the Private and Professional Seamanship written examinations

If you intend to complete your flying training through Prestwick Flight Centre in Scotland then the course can include aircraft specific information, notes and checklists. Please advise On-Track Aviation in advance of attending the course.

Training

The course assumes that the candidate has a basic understanding of the material listed under the seamanship reference at the bottom of the page and is conducted by a Seaplane Flight Instructor Examiner who will guide candidates through the course material ensuring that all the relevant examination areas are covered including, where applicable, practical advice on seaplane operations

The course is conducted at On-Track Aviation Limited at Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome, Warwickshire

Examinations

At the end of the course the candidate may sit the Private Seamanship written examination. The Professional Seamanship written examination is only conducted at a CAA Examination Centre. Contact CAA Examination Bookings for details and prices

References

Flight and ground training
How To Fly Floats by J J Frey
Seaplane Operations by Dale DeRemer and Cesare Baj
Flying A Floatplane by C Marin Faure
International Regulations for Preventing of Collisions at Sea by Royal Yachting Association
ICAO Annex 2 Rules of the Air Chapter 3 Paragraph 3.2.6 Water Operations
ICAO Annex 6 Parts 1 and 2 Operations of Aircraft Chapter 6, Appendix to Chapter 6 Lights to be Displayed by Aircraft
FAA Flight Training Handbook - Seaplane Operations (www.seaplanes.org/library/govtpubs/AC61-21A.pdf) Free download
Transport of Canada - Instructor Guide Seaplane Rating (www.floatsafety.com/Instructor%20Guide%20Seaplane%20Rating/TP12668e.pdf) Free download
Nautical Almanac (This publication can be found in most Libraries under Reference Books)

Seamanship
The publications below are available from the On-Track Aviation Limited online shop

Symbols and Abbreviations used on Admiralty Charts - Chart 5011
This book is essential reading for the pilot studying for either the Private or Professional Seamanship Examination. A sound working knowledge of the symbols is required

IALA Maritime Buoyage System - ANP735
This book is essential reading for the pilot studying for either the Private or Professional Seamanship Examination. Study should be confined to Region A

A Seaman's Guide to the Rules of the Road by Morgan Technical
A basic textbook teaching the practice and theory of the International Collision Regulations as issued to all merchant naval officers and is essential reading for the pilot studying for the Professional Seamanship Examination

Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road by Paul Boissier
This book guides the reader through the various International Collision Regulations to be adhered to when using any type of vessel on the water and is essential reading for the pilot studying for either the Private or Professional Seamanship Examination

 

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