Cessna 152 [C152]
The Cessna 152 started production mid 1970's and has been used as an initial training aircraft ever since. Its durability and forgiving nature make it an ideal aircraft for use as learn to fly and is equally suited to continue to fly as you continue to build your experience.
The Cessna 152 is a two place all metal tricycle gear aircraft, powered by a 110 HP engine which is capable of flying a maximum cruise speed of 111 knots (Kts), for a maximum range of 415 Nautical Miles (NM) and a maximum altitude of 14,700'. Its maximum all up weight is 1670 lbs. More typical specifications would be speeds of 90 Kts, and altitudes of 7500'.
This is the aircraft of choice at SkyQuest for your initial training its economics and ease of use will have progressing quickly to objective of becoming a licenced pilot.
*Cost per hour : $141.00 Solo, $193.50 Dual
Cessna 172 [C172M]
The Cessna 152's big brother is the Cessna 172 this aircraft started production in the 1950's and is still being produced today. By all accounts the 172 is the most popular light aircraft ever built with over 40,000 aircraft produced.
The Cessna 172 is a four place all metal tricycle gear aircraft, powered by a 150 HP piston engine and is capable of flying a maximum cruise speed of 129 knots (Kts), for a maximum range of 687 Nautical Miles (NM) and a maximum altitude of 13,500'. Its maximum all up weight is 2300 lbs. More typical specifications would be speeds of 110 Kts, and altitudes of 9500'.
At SkyQuest the Cessna 172 is used in a variety of roles, we use the 172 for advanced training, instrument flying, and cross country flying. It's also available to those students and renters who wish to explore the increased challenges of flying an aircraft larger and heavier than the C152.
*Cost per hour : $157.00 Solo, $209.50 Dual
Piper Seneca [PA34-200]
The Piper Seneca started production in the early 1970's and is still in production today with over 5000 aircraft built. It is a popular choice for use in light commercial use and for flight training.
The Seneca is a six place, single pilot all metal twin engine retractable landing gear aircraft. The Seneca is powered by two 200 HP piston engines and is capable of flying a maximum speed of 170 knots (kts), for a maximum range of 885 Nautical Miles (NM) and a maximum altitude of 19,400'. Its maximum all up weight is 4200 lbs.
The Seneca is one of two types of multi-engine trainers used at SkyQuest for initial multi-engine training and instrument training.
*Cost per hour : $340.00 Solo, $380.00 Dual
Beech Duchess [BE76]
The Beech Duchess was produced in the 1980's as a light twin trainer and became very popular with flight training schools throughout the world. Its responsiveness and performance have made it the aircraft of choice for training.
The Duchess is a four place all metal, single pilot twin engine retractable gear aircraft, powered by two 180HP engines it's capable of flying a maximum speed of 171 Knots (Kts), for a maximum range of 932 nautical miles (NM). The Duchess has maximum altitude of 19,400' and an all up weight of 3900'.
*Cost per hour : $331.00 Solo, $371.00 Dual
Flight Training Device (Flight Simulator)
We use a modern state of the art PC based Flight Training Device from Precision Flight Controls commonly referred to as a Flight Simulator. This device is powered by 5 individual PCs networked together driving five 65" monitors giving a full 180 degrees of visual reference.
The highly configurable environment is able to simulate a variety of single engine and multi-engine aircraft in and around nearly any airport in the world in whatever weather and flight conditions we choose. Making for extremely valuable training.
*Cost per hour : $65.00 Solo, $124.00 Dual
*Prices are per flight hour, taxes are additional if applicable. Multi-Engine aircraft are billed at airtime plus 0.3