The Cessna family, starting with the C150, has been the mainstay of flight training for a very long time. The reasons for its success are many; its is a forgiving aircraft that does not punish the early mistakes of new pilots, it is very reliable and safe, its flight characteristics are benign, it has great visibility due to its high wing which also simplifies landings in cross winds. The C150 is the smallest of our fleet with 2 seats and is used as a basic trainer for new pilots. It is a very economic and strong little aircraft that allows students to progress quickly with their initial training.
CESSNA 172 SKYHAWK
The C172 is the four seat big brother of the C150 and retains the superb flying qualities that have made Cessna so popular for flight training. We use both a conventional C172s with Avgas engines as well as C172s with Thilert Centurion 2.0L Jet A1 engines. We have VFR and full IFR equipped aircraft.
The C172 is an excellent stepping stone up from the C150 and a very capable aircraft for CPL and IR training as well.
Our Jet A1 aircraft ensures that for hour builders or for cross country work, the pilot can always be assured of finding fuel no matter where they land.
PIPER ARROW PA28R201
Our Piper Arrow is a fast, sleek high performance aircraft for more advanced training. It has retractable gear and variable pitch prop. The aircraft is full IFR equipped with dual Garmin COM / NAV with glideslope and HSI. Despite its high specifications it is a very stable and well behaved aircraft that is a joy to fly. Its low wing configuration introduces the student pilot to ground effect and the importance of level wings on landing. We use this aircraft primarily for CPL and IR training as well as for our High Performance course.
PIPER SENECA TURBO
The Piper Seneca is a six seat, twin engine aircraft used for training students for their Multi-engine class rating. It is powered by two turbo-charged six cylinder engines for great performance, particularly at altitude. The Engines counter rotate, i.e. they rotate in opposite directions which eliminates the critical engine limitations of other light twins and make the aircraft more controllable in the event of a shut down or failure of either engine. Certification for flights into known icing conditions and the nice single engine behavior have made the Seneca a popular and capable multi engine trainer.
BEECHCRAFT KING AIR
The King Air C90 is a twin turboprop engine aircraft built by the Beech Aircraft Corporation. It employs the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop engines, each producing 550 shaft horsepower. The aircraft has a crew of one or two and up to seven passengers depending on configuration. With a service ceiling of 30,000 ft, a rate of climb of 2,000 ft/min and a range of 2,446 km this aircraft is perfect for VIP and business travel.
Aeolus uses this aircraft for Type ratings.