This section is dedicated to training information. Below are Flight Instructors and training aids. We hope these are helpful for the new Seabee pilots as well as the ol' veteran Bee Bopper. Some of the files listed below are Adobe Acrobat files.
E-mail us if you have any training stuff you can share that has helped you.
If you need Acrobat Reader get it here.
(or anyone else for that matter) would need to learn how to fly the Republic Seabee and stay current.
All manuals and articles are retyped for clarity and ease of reading and printing.
The kit includes:
Printed Training and Reference Manual - 5 chapters and 3 spare chapters (5½" x 8½" Jeppessen size 3-ring binder)
Chapter 1 - Republic Seabee Owners Manual (58 pages, Original)
Chapter 2 - Seabee Familiarization (8 pages)
Chapter 3 - Seabee Seamanship (8 pages)
Chapter 4 - Seabee Training Guide (90 pages)
Chapter 5 - Franklin and Lycoming GO-480 operation (5 pages)
Chapter 6-8 - Extra chapters for your own use for future reference material.
2 Seabee Disks - Seabee DVD and
Seabee Newsletters CD from the past (about 100 newsletters!)
Choice of: Seabee Hat, Coffee Mug, Seabee Toolbag or Seabee T-shirt (see all of them here)
Cost is only $75 U.S. dollars. Shipping is included.
If you are interested, please e-mail me and I will provide the Kit for you.
Note: The Flight Manual listed below is the original flight manual. Some of the information is obviously obsolete. Use care and be sure you use the most accurate information for your airplane!
Republic Seabee Flight manual (5 parts - Adobe Acrobat®
Part 1: Introduction and Specifications (694 KB)
Part 2: Operating Your Seabee (649 KB)
Part 3: Systems (2.50 MB)
Part 4: Care and Maintenance (1.86 MB)
Part 5: Inspection (1.09 MB)
Seaplane Operations - Chapter 15 from FAA
(Chapter 16 in new FAA-H-8083-3) - (217 KB)
This is from the old FAA Flight Manual. The new manual has the same information; different chapter as noted above.
Safety for Part 91 Operators - FAA AC 91-69a. A good refresher for
us "salty dogs".
Seabee Training Syllabus
(by Steve Mestler) Use at your own risk! (692
This is a lesson plan syllabus mainly for instructors but can be used by students.
Seabee Training Guide
(by Steve Mestler) Use at your own risk!
This is a guide for students and instructors alike. It includes the syllabus above. Updated 3-20-2016.
Seabee Original Checklist
(Republic Aviation) (61 KB)
Original checklist courtesy of Jim Poel
Original Seabee Pilot's Checklist (Republic Aviation) (2.2 MB)
other Seabee Manuals here! (Essco Aircraft)
These are photo copies of the original Seabee manuals. Quality is fair to good. Twin Seabee manual too!
Seaplane Safety (FAA AC 91-69a)
Seabee Water and Land Techniques (author unknown but member Bruce Hinds sent it) if you know who wrote this let me know.
Knots for all Occassions Tying knots for your Seabee (Reprinted from Lehigh Group instructions)
Franklin Engine Operation
(by Jim Poel)
So you have a GO-480? (by Chris Schuermann) Check his Aero Commander website!
A bit about Bendix-Stromberg pressure carburetors? (by Chris Schuermann)
NTSB Accident Reports - Courtesy of AOPA. Find any fixed wing accident report. 29 reported Seabee accidents in the last 27 years. Not too bad!
NOTE: The following is far from a complete list of persons offering dual instruction on the RC-3 and UC-1 Seabees. If you know of one in your area, would you please forward the info for publication. We have quite a few inquiries! We invite CFI,s and flight schools to send us their addresses and telephone numbers. Thanks!
ASSOCIATES & OLD TIMERS
NOTE: We welcome the people listed below, while not Seabee Owners, they are united in their common love for this remarkable old Amphibian. Some are former owners, Old Timers (OT), and others are learning to fly, while still others are planning to buy a Seabee in the future.
Need a Seaplane Rating? Checkout Jones Brothers in Tavares, Florida. Rob Galloway runs the place and gives first class service! Check their website here.
Cessna 185 and Maule. All straight floats. J-3 cub is coming!
Tavares is one of the few Seaplane oriented cities in the USA!
Very seaplane friendly. Ramps are avaiable for amphibs and plenty of dock facilities. You will love it!
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To any RC-3 Owners, I am a CFI/SES/ATP looking to fly an RC-3. Would prefer someone located in the NV/AZ water regions of Lake Mead, Colorado River, Havasu, or Parker Dam. I'll buy the gas and the groceries.
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|MULTI ENGINE SEAPLANE TRAINING
Hello my name is Tanner Scooter Mainero and I just moved to Kodiak, Alaska. Over the past dew years I have been teaching in a twin bee in FL for Jack Browns and Jones Brothers seaplanes. If you know of anyone that needs help in their plane I am happy to do so! Please call with any Questions.
Tanner Scooter Mainero
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|SEABEE TRAINING and INSURANCE letter
Just got my CFI and CFII reissued (after 35 years!) so if you need a few hours to brush up on the Ol' Seabee or a Flight Review, give me a call. No primary students.
$250/hr for 3 flight hours or less. $200/hour for over 3 flight hours. No ground school charges or additional charges, ever. All materials provided.
Contact Steve Mestler at (803) 446-1224 cell or email@example.com
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|MULTI ENGINE SEAPLANE TRAINING
Need a Multi-Engine Seaplane rating or just some additional training?
(In a Twin Seabee)
Contact Mr. Eric Weaver at the address below.
1724 S. Highland Park Drive
Lake Wales, FL 33898
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Richard & Susan Kleva
I live in Portland, Oregon. I just attended the Columbia Seaplane Pilots annual meeting out in Sandee River Oregon in my Seabee and I had several inquiries about flight instruction? Could you fellows please place my name on the IRSOC websight as a flight instructor for the Seabee. I'm an ATP,CFI with 24,000 hours, 4000 instructing, and around 250 in the Bee. I have owned 3 Seabees and hold A@P/IA ratings and instruct in all types high performance aircraft including warbirds, current on the B-25. Over the past several years I have heard from Bruce Hinds and others that a good Seabee check out guy was needed here in the Northwest. I'm retired from the airlinesand am available from April through September most years. More people seem to be turning up with a Bee that have no idea whats in store for them, some with no tail dragger endorsement or training. I'd like to help keep them safe.
Thanks for your consideration. G.P. Sam Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
1203 Birch Pond Trail
White Bear Lake, MN 5110-4147
TEL (612) 426-5654
My situation has changed a bit but I am still available for instruction in the RC-3. If you have anyone who needs a checkout or instruction please have them contact me at N714X@yahoo.com or by phone at (423) 618-0664. My work schedule varies quite a bit but I can usually make time to work with students with a little advanced planning. E-Mail is by far the easiest way to contact me because I'm am out of the country allot and don't check the phone messages as often as I should.
I have a little over 14000 hours total time more than 7000 hours of flight instruction given with over 300 in the RC-3 most of which has been instruction given.Updated 4/1/2007
5709 McGuire Road
Edina, MN 55439
| BROWN'S SEAPLANE BASE
Winter Haven, FL
Twin Seabee Instructon UC-1
See Brown's Website.
Tel: (941) 956-2243
62525 Eagle Road
Bend, OR 97701
Tel (541) 389 3955
| DEAN SCOTT, CFI
New Orleans, LA
PH (504) 464-1972 Email scottypotty16@hotmail
Single & Twin Seabee Instruction
Also Cessnas; Widgeons; Goose
201 Bassett Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
TEL 707 763-0276
Email email@example.com ( 8 to5 )
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Home)
SKIP NEIDHART, CFI
S.P.S. OF PALM COAST INC.
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
TEL: 1 (800) 541-6923
OR (904) 437-7238
REPUBLIC SEABEE UC-1 TWIN $295.00 per hr.
JACK E. THOMAS (OT)
| PAUL FURNEE, CFI
Winter Haven Airport
Tel: (941) 299-4655
|HERBERT S. NORRIS (OT)
236 NW Wildwood Lane
Bremerton, WA 98311 1925
Commercial pilot C#1247949 Single-Eng.Land&Sea.
Flight instructor. Retired 1977.
Favorite plane was Republic Seabee
Ret. US Civil Service Dept. of Navy
| GENE LETTER, CFI
47 Aspen Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Tel: (386) 255-5044
| KENNETH R. HARBISON
and MICHAEL HARBISON
Want to buy Seabee (Lycoming preferred) or Seabee Project. Any and all considered.
P.O. Box 2376
Corona, CA 92878-2376
TEL: (909) 279-9971
| BARRY LAWRENCE, CFI
Note! Will travel
Tel: (707) 795-2376
| DAVID HOFFMEISTER
South Coppell Road
Coppell, TX 75019
Hopes to buy Seabee!
| ARTHUR STIFEL, CFI
Adventure Air, Inc.
Instructs on Seabees, Lakes, Widgeons
Arthur will travel
Phone: 1 (863) 273-0910
EMAIL ARTHUR at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
| DAN KRUETZFELDT
2 Hillside Drive
Taylors, SC 29687
Dan is an ATP and Executive Jet Pilot
Wants to buy Franklin Seabee. Wants info on five seat conversion and Franklin Modifications.
Email [currently NG]
| TURNER FLYING SERVICE
Fort Myers, Florida
See Mike Turner CFI
Experienced Seabee Instruction, Plus
Seaplane ratings in Maule-7 260B
Check our website!
CONTACT MIKE: email@example.com
| WOODY CANNON
7012 North Ridge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
TEL: (919) 872-4875
Gallipolis, Ohio 45634
CFI, A/P, ATP, IA
Louis provides Instruction and Service on Seabees.
CONTACT LOUIS: firstname.lastname@example.org
| DR. PETER COWLEY
1001 G. Street
DR. Cowley is on assignment in
Kampala, Uganda. Tel# 256-41-348-330
He is currently studying the Seabee with an eye to buying one in the future
|JON C. WHIDBY
1631 Leonard Pruitt Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 344-8897
Fax: (706) 864-3624
| BOB ACKERSON
15 East Street
Shenevus, NY 12155
TEL: (607) 638-9344
Bob is a historian and compiling info on Seabees and owners experiences. Please write him at above address, if you have an unusual Seabee story.
|Your stuff here!|| BILL SCHUTZLER
Tecumseh, Mi 49286
TEL: (517) 423-8911
Bill recently owned twin-bonanza and now likes to think, Seabee.