About Us

Since 2008 [SRT] has made a HUGE impact on the Searey Community through one-on-one training and coaching. I've tried to make a difference in the way people learned to fly the Searey because there was a time when it wasn't available and continues to be a challenge to this day. When I first started there wasn't reliable instruction like having access to someone who had a solid commitment to teaching Searey specific aircraft systems, processes or procedures. Pilots by nature know in their heads they need training but just don't know how to get it. When there's no one to show you what to do - sometimes you teach yourself. And that is a huge mistake!

All my years of being a professional pilot and flight instructor didn't prepare me for the differences inherent in this design. It just wasn't something you knew until you found out during your flights. Well, I was determined to get to the bottom of that funny feeling I always had - and I did!

I then spent hours and days working through the basics, studying each phase of flight on and off the water, fast, slow, cross-wind, down-wind, glassy water, chopped and capping - you name it - I was going to figure out how this aircraft's system really operated. Out of those insights was borne our Training Program. You see, in the past we typically had 3 intensive days of training to produce the basic knowledge students needed to be on their own. The end result eliminates any question whether they they were doing something correctly or not. Training in systems, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, resource management, illusions, processes and procedure creates a strong foundation for these kinds of results.  [SRT] students truly understand the box within which they should operate this aircraft and safety would be at its highest and so would the FUN!

SeareyTraining.com is intended to become your online source for what historically been my one-on-one training delivered to hundreds of students during hundreds of hours of training and flying in every version of Searey. You will not find a more experienced foundation from which to understand exactly what you need to know.

My name is John McLeroy and I'm the President and CEO of Captainspeak, LLC near Orlando, FL. I am also a professional pilot and flight instructor with a training background in both Airline and Corporate flight departments but also specializing in the Searey platform. Having flown for more than 15,000+ hrs and 40+ years since 1979 in everything from hang gliders, ultralights, helicopters, General Aviation single and multi-engine, 7 type ratings in airline and corporate turbojets and turboprops, simulator Instructor, IOE Checkairman and Ground School development while I have been trying to stay active in the Searey community for more than 20 years and I have owned and operated several Seareys starting with some of the very first kits ever built. While not directly associated with the manufacturer, Kerry Richter, his entire family, Progressive Aerodyne and their entire leadership team are all personal friends and colleagues. I helped their aeronautical engineer with design changes and flight testing of the current model LSX Certification as a certificated Light Sport aircraft. Their team and I have worked together for the common good of delivering a fantastic product to you for your enjoyment to share with your friends and family. And selfishly I wanted a great aircraft to fly in, have fun with and share with friends and family and that is why I developed this training - for the express purpose of giving you the very best information to keep you safe and having fun.


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