Choosing a flight school
for your flight training requires a good research that covers location, flight instructors, quality of flight training programs and their prices, weather and many other important factors. Since being a pilot is all about love of flying and building skills to maneuver the aircrafts, future pilots need to know what type of aircraft is used in flight training. When you narrow down your selection of flight schools in Orlando, do your research on fleet condition. Try to speak to students attending the flight school of your choice and get as much information as possible.
Are the planes new? If not, how old are they? How many planes are in the fleet? Are they properly maintained and do you have access to the maintenance logs? A training plane should be serviced after every 100 hours of flight time. It doesn’t have to be new to fly but it does have to well-maintained. Types of single and multi-engine aircrafts used?
No matter how advanced in your pilot career you will get you will always remember your 1st plane. What aircrafts are used in flight schools for flight training
Here is a quick overview at fleet and maintenance offered with flight training at Aviator flight school.
The Aviator fleet is made up of multi-engine and single-engine aircraft. The primary aircraft used in our training programs
are the Beechcraft BE-76 Duchess and the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, both well known as training aircraft the world over. Our fleet also includes a Piper Arrow and a J-3 Cub. All aircraft are maintained in our maintenance facilities located here at the St. Lucie County International Airport. We average more than 35,000 hours of flight time per year. They are all equipped for VFR and IFR flight per FAR 91.205 (except the J-3 Cub which is VFR Day only).
Beechcraft BE-76 Duchess
The Beechcraft Duchess, also known at the BE-76, was designed as a general aviation, light twin training aircraft. A little sister to the Beechcraft Baron, the Duchess was chosen by Aviator as our multi-engine training aircraft because of the durability built into the product by Beechcraft. All of the Duchess aircraft at Aviator are equipped for instrument operations with an HSI and a VOR; many of the aircraft also have an ADF. Because the future is area navigation (RNAV), we have multiple aircraft equipped with Garmin 430 GPS systems. Having a broad range of learning options is the best way to help ensure future employment. The Duchess fleet is currently being upgraded to ASPEN glass cockpits. Several aircraft are equipped with weather radar and/or lightning strike detectors.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
The Cessna 172 is the most widely used primary training aircraft in the world. Aviator uses the Cessna for private pilot
and single engine training.
Aviator has its own in-house maintenance facility, a 13,000 square foot environmentally approved hangar. Maintenance is under the supervision of the FAA. All technicians hold Airplane & Powerplant Certificates or better. Maintenance is open six days a week.
Schedule a visit with Aviator today. Once you tour our facility, you will see for yourself that not all flight training schools are the same – Aviator College is one of the best flight training schools
in the country.