Start your next adventure with Treasure Coast Seaplanes (TCS)!
Presently, we are focused on providing FAA Designated Pilot Examiner services within the Orlando - FSDO area.
Additional services include flight training in owner provided aircraft. Contact us today to begin your journey.
Treasure Coast Seaplanes, LLC was established in 2015. We are proudly based at Treasure Coast Air Services located at the Vero Beach Regional Airport (KVRB) in Florida.
We have provided professional flight training on the Treasure Coast for over 15 years. Our family's passion for General Aviation has fueled many endeavors including: transition training, seaplane training, seaplane tours, and Fixed Base Operations (FBO).
*Seaplane Tours have been postponed*
Checkride & Training Request
Michael and Sheena Hoover have an extensive background in aviation, marine, tour, and business operations. As professional pilots/flight instructors, they have a combined experience of over forty years.
The Hoovers founded Treasure Coast Seaplanes, LLC in 2015 providing seaplane tours and training. Together they owned and operated Treasure Coast Air Services, LLC FBO located at Vero Beach Regional Airport.
Michael completed all of his pilot training at FlightSafety International Academy. He was hired as a Certified Flight Instructor and later promoted to Foreign Contract Program Manager. While living in Sedona, Arizona, Michael worked as a professional Tour Guide at Pink Jeep Tours providing scenic, off-road, high adventure fun in the Coconino National Forest. Michael has been passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for seaplane flying since he earned his seaplane rating over 15 years ago. He serves as the Lead Seaplane Tour Guide while also providing seaplane flight instruction for Treasure Coast Seaplanes. Michael currently manages Treasure Coast Seaplanes' designated pilot examiner services and provides flight training.
PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE
COMMERCIAL PILOT, CFI
Sheena began flying in West Virginia and relocated to Florida to complete her degree in Aviation Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She received her Certified Flight Instructor certificates from FlightSafety International Academy and was hired as a flight instructor upon the completion of her training. She has worked at Piper's Authorized Training Provider, Legacy Flight Training, providing initial and recurrent training in the Piper Mirage, Meridian, and M series. Sheena serves as the Lead Seaplane Flight Instructor while also providing seaplane tours for Treasure Coast Seaplanes. She currently acts as a Designated Pilot Examiner and provides flight training services.
DPE, ATP, CFI/CFII/MEI
FAA Designated Pilot Examiner
Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL)
- Single-Engine Add
Airplane Single-Engine Sea (ASES)
- Military Conversion
- Foreign Pilot
- Flight Instructor Renewal
- Ground Instructor
Specializing in Cessna 206 (ASES)
Straight Floats & Amphibious
- Cessna 206
- Cessna 172
- Piper J-3
- Piper PA-18
- Maule M-7
- Super Petrel
- ...and more!
*Seaplane training services available in customer provided aircraft.
Part 61 Training
The experienced Certified Flight Instructors at Treasure Coast Seaplanes offer a variety of training services tailored to meet your needs. TCS’s qualified instructors are here to help! You can rely on the professional instructors when you are ready to take your flying to the next level.
- Pilot Certificate/Rating
- Flight Review
- Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)
- Safety Pilot
*Flight training services available in customer provided aircraft.
LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
Explore the history and natural beauty of the Treasure Coast with Treasure Coast Seaplanes.
WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program
Proficiency training is required for most professional pilots and plays a key role in aviation safety. Studies have shown that pilots who participate in regular proficiency training are much less likely to experience accidents. The FAA’s WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is one way for GA pilots to ensure they are competent, confident, and safe in their flight operations.
The Seaplane Pilots Association is the only organization in the world solely focused on representing the interests of seaplane pilots, owners and operators. SPA is dedicated to promoting safe seaplane operations, and to protecting the sharing of our nation’s waterways with other user groups.