Trail Lake in Moose Pass, Alaska, located 97 miles south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway, is in the heart of the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. It's surrounded by rugged steep mountains, glaciers and ice fields. Here, usually for the first time in a pilot's career, he or she has the opportunity to fly in tight mountain passes and to actually take off and land in the tiny lakes at the bottom of these canyons. Simply, there is nowhere else we know of that offers such a valuable learning experience--not only do you learn float flying but life saving techniques that apply to all of your flying!
"On approach,YOU are in the Front seat."
"I learned so much more than flying floats," is the typical comment when our students complete their float training here at Trail Lake.
“Rising 200 feet, conditions changed abruptly. Just east of our departure point and about 400 feet higher lies Grant Lake. In nice weather it’s a beautiful L-shaped body of deep blue water bordered by steep mountainsides. But in bad weather, it’s a burbling witches’ cauldron of nasty swirling winds. The valley walls form a Venturi tube aimed right at the docks we had just left. Wave after wave of agitated mountain air rolled off Grant Lake and dumped over its western ridge directly on top of the little Cub.” James Craig , 2003, Colorado