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Welcome to Ready 9, home of Southern Maryland Seaplanes

July 18, 2022 Update: The Cessna 185 seaplane is ready for sightseeing and flight training!!  We'll be operating from Leonardtown Wharf on select days for a full seaplane sightseeing experience and from St. Mary's County Airport on other days for sightseeing flights and flight training.

Come spread your wings with ​Ready 9.  Steeped in a background of Naval Aviation, Flight Test and Safety, we provide specialty flight instruction in tailwheel and seaplanes, military-to-civilian transitions, seaplane sightseeing flights, and more to come!


Founded in 2018, we are a part-time, growing business that provides seaplane sightseeing flights and specialized flight instruction in seaplanes and tailwheel aircraft.  Our small team of instructor pilots are here to make your flight experience safe and enjoyable!

Jeremy is the founder and President of Southern Maryland Seaplanes.  He loves to share his passion for aviation with others, while offering unique views of our beautiful region.  He started his flying career in the US Navy as an F/A-18 pilot and began flying civilian airplanes ten years ago.  He has flown over 4,500 mishap-free flight hours in over 125 different aircraft.

Click one of the buttons above to learn more and to reserve your spot!