We operate a Cessna 172 Floatplane out of Fort Loudon Lake near mile marker 637 at Duncan Boat Dock in West Knoxville. Tennessee Seaplane Company, llc was established in 2017 by two Airline Transport Rated pilots, Ryan Hile and Traver Madden
We offer Seaplane Rides, Smoky Mountain Tours, Dinner Rides, Lake Hopping, Lake Bar Hops, Gameday Packages, and Sightseeing in General. Please call to book a tour!
We offer Seaplane Flight Instruction and Pilot Certification on Fort Loudon Lake.
We can meet you anywhere on the water (public marina, public park, boat or dock). We do birthday parties, lakeside restaurant dinners and entertainment, sightseeing, weddings, anniversaries, sunset rides, game day rides, and sightseeing from a seaplane!!
LAKE HOPPING, DINNERS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, CAMPING/HIKING, GAME DAY TOURS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, REAL ESTATE PERSPECTIVES, MOUNTAIN TOURS, OR WE CAN CREATE YOUR CUSTOM SEAPLANE ADVENTURE!! * combined maximum weight of passengers 435 lb*
OFFERED TO PILOTS OR STUDENT PILOTS ONLY
Adding a Seaplane Rating is a great way to have fun, build your resume and improve your flying skills! It also counts as a biannual flight review. Each lesson takes approximately 2 hours (30 minutes of ground instruction, 1 hour of flight and a 20 minute debrief). Typically the rating takes 5 lessons but sometimes may require more due to your experience level and currency. Our hourly rate is $350. Our in house Designated Examiner will facilitate your ASES check ride. DPE fee is extra $400
Interested in learning how to fly a Seaplane but not sure? Take a discovery flight with one of our instructors and hop over to another lake or to Downtown Knoxville. This will count as your first hour of logged instruction in a Seaplane.
You can trust us to deliver the best gift ever... We can provide discovery flights to join the famed Vol Navy on Game Day or hop around East Tennessee's beautiful lakes. We have gift cards!! Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see our awesome vintage boarding pass gift cards!!
Tennessee Seaplane Company was established in the summer of 2017 by two Airline Transport Rated Pilots, Ryan Hile and Traver Madden. We have "real jobs" but are thrilled to offer Seaplane Adventures, Tours, and Flight Instruction to our friends in the beautiful mountains and waterways of East Tennessee! We operate a Cessna 172N Floatplane. Ryan and Traver have a combined 14,000 hours of flight time and are both commercially rated seaplane pilots.
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