Alaska Floats & Skis

Talkeetna, Alaska

Alaska Floats & Skis base is located on Christiansen Lake (AK8). Pictured is the 3,400 foot paved runway of the Talkeetna Airport (PATK). Mt. McKinley appears in the background. Denali National Park (over 6 million acres and larger than the State of Massachusetts) is in the background. From left to right are the three largest peaks in the Alaska Range, Foraker, Hunter, and Denali at 20,320 feet.

Alaska Floats & Skis is one of the best places in Alaska to get your sea plane rating. We provide housing and check ride in our price. We are located just at the base of Mt McKinley and train on many lakes and rivers, it’s not uncommon to stop and catch a trout while training in the float plane. Our off airport :bush pilot courses are very challenging, landing on gravel bars and many off airport sites. With our private lodge, 4 flight instructors and 6 aircraft you will never have to wait for a plane and Alaska is just awesome place to learn from the best.

Aviation Training Facilities

  • Flight School (airplane)
Programs & Courses
  • Private Pilot (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot (CPL)
  • Seaplane Rating
  • Tailwheel
  • Mountain Flying


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Alaska Floats & Skis 15339 East Botner Road Talkeetna AK 99676 United States