Instructors

Jim Chrysler Jim Chrysler
In 1966, Jim received his private pilot's license right here on Lake Union, from Lake Union seaplane legend Lana Kurtzer. In subsequent years, Jim spent time working for Kurtzer Flying Service on Lake Union. In 1981, Jim opened his own business, Chrysler Air, which became Seattle Seaplanes in 1995.  23,000 hours of seaplane flying later, Jim and his various Doberman pets have been a part of Lake Union seaplane flight ever since.

Kit Warfield Kit Warfield
A native of Montana, Kit has been flying for nearly twenty years. Kit flies land planes as well as seaplanes, but loves the combo of water + air that seaplane flying provides. She’s also the voice of the designated pilot examiner in four versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Toby James Chrysler
A native of Sherlock Kennels in Kent, Washington, Toby James loves how happy everyone seems to be when they come back from a seaplane flight. As a Doberman, Toby hasn't spent too much time in the air, but he loves to hear stories about it. He serves as the staff psychologist, and, although he may appear ferocious at first, he's actually a huge sweetheart.

Be sure to read Toby's Dog Blog.

Seattle Seaplanes is located at the southeast corner of Lake Union in Seattle. Visit us year-round from 8 a.m. until sunset Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until sunset on Sundays. We’ve been flying from Lake Union in Seattle for over 30 years! Contact us now and begin your Seaplane adventure today!