Are you a seaplane pilot? Are you looking to stay current or preparing for a flight review? If you answered
yes, the Gleim Seaplane Refresher Course will help!
The Gleim Seaplane Refresher Course (SRC) is a recurrent ground training course that will refresh
your memory as to the operation of seaplanes. This course is an interactive study program that is
designed to achieve two important goals. The first is to assist pilots who are preparing for a flight
review in a seaplane. Secondly, the Seaplane Refresher Course serves as an effective review of seaplane
concepts and procedures for pilots who already hold a seaplane rating and merely want to remain proficient.
Who can benefit from SRC?
Seaplane Flight School Directory
- CFIs who want to use a structured program for the FAA-required flight review in a seaplane (FAR 61.56)
- Seaplane pilots who are getting back into aviation and want to know what's new
- Seaplane pilots looking to keep their flying knowledge sharp
- Seaplane pilots preparing for an upcoming flight review or aircraft checkout
- Anyone who wants to increase their understanding of basic seaplane flying knowledge
to get started.
- 10 thought-provoking true/false study questions
- 10-15 pages of knowledge transfer study outlines
- A 10-question multiple-choice quiz
- A study unit evaluation
- 30-60 minutes of material per study unit
Answer 10 thought provoking true/false study questions. After you answer each question, an answer
explanation that indicates why you answered it correctly or incorrectly will be displayed. While
these questions do not count toward your grade, they are required so as to test your knowledge base.
Study the knowledge transfer outline for the study unit. When you have finished studying the outlines,
you will be ready to take the multiple-choice final test.
Pass the multiple-choice final test with a score of 70% or better. You will be presented with 10
multiple-choice questions based on the material you covered in the true/false and outline sections of
the study unit. You may move back and forth between questions and change your answers until you
grade the test.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take the study units in any order?
Yes, but once you start a study unit, you have to complete that study
unit before continuing.
What happens if I have computer problems and am unable to complete the course?
The computer requirements for taking this course are
minimal so it can be done at just about any computer with Internet access. We're available to
help at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (800) 874-5346. You can
give us feedback about your experience with the course or ask questions.
Can I skip the true/false part since the score doesn't count?
No. SRC is set up so that you have to take the true/false questions. The true/false questions are there
to help you pass by focusing on areas you need to improve.
What happens if I fail a quiz?
Failing a test twice in a row causes you to be locked out. You must then contact Gleim for further
Access to the Seaplane Refresher Course will expire
12 months from the date of purchase.
If you have not completed the course and you need access after the
expiration date, you may purchase a
month extension at half the current purchase price.
You will have 30 days to purchase an extension.
A full refund is available if you have accessed no more than two study units within 30 days of purchase.
SRC Study Units
- The Seaplane Refresher Course
- The Seaplane Environment
- Alterations, Performance, Weight and Balance
- Taxi and Turns
- Approach and Landing
- Emergency Operations
- Docking and Beaching
- The Flight Review
Getting started with the Gleim Seaplane Refresher Course
How to Get Wings Credit for This Course
Gleim uploads Wings course completion credit every week for current course users.
If you have completed this course but have not received Wings credit, follow the
instructions below to ensure you are credited for your work.
Go to http://www.faasafety.gov.
Log in with your FAASafety email address and password.
If you have not created an account with FAASafety, you will need to do that first.
Under the "Activities, Courses, & Seminars" tab at the top
of the page, click "Activities."
Type "Gleim" into the "Keywords" box and
Find the appropriate course title in the resulting list and click on the title of that course.
Click the "Request Credit" button.
Enter the date on your completion/graduation certificate into the
"Date Completed" box.
In the "Select Validator" section, click the
Type "email@example.com" into the field and click the
Click "Submit for Validation."
An email notification will be sent to Gleim. We will review your course records
and either validate your credit or reply explaining why we are unable to do so
(for example, the course completion date is incorrect). Either way, you will
receive an email reply from FAASafety once our action has been submitted.
If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please email
This course counts towards Avemco's Safety Rewards Program. Click here
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