Aircraft & Advanced Aviation Training Devices
The College owns and operates 17 aircraft. The fleet consists of 15 Piper PA28 training aircraft (12 Warrior III's, 3 Piper Arrows), 1 Cessna 172 spin demonstrator, and 1 multi-engine Piper Seminole for advanced training.
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior
The Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III is our school's flight training workhorse. There is no finer trainer built today. The warrior features extremely docile stall characteristics and other outstanding handling qualities that make it a joy to fly for our students and instructors. The student will become quite familiar with these aircraft as they are used throughout their flight training.
- Engine: Lycoming O-320-D3G, 160 hp @ 2700 RPM
- Propeller: Sensenich 74DM6-0-60, fixed pitch
- Fuel Capacity: 48 Gallons
- Max Takeoff Weight: 2440 lbs
- Standard Empty Weight: 1336 lbs
The Arrow is an agile and nimble aircraft; what it lacks in performance it makes up for its handling characteristics. The Aviation Center uses this aircraft in its Advanced Flying course including the Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor courses. The Arrow introduces the student to a complex aircraft with flaps, retractable landing gear, and constant speed propeller. In the commercial pilot course, the student will also have a chance to fly this aircraft in an instrument environment giving the student experience with higher approach speeds and more complex systems.
- Engine: Lycoming-O-360-CIC6, 200hp @ 2700 RPM
- Propeller: McCauley 90DHA-16, constant-speed
- Fuel Capacity: 72 Gallons
- Max Takeoff Weight: 2750 lbs
- Standard Empty Weight: 1603 lbs
Piper PA44-180 Seminole
For our Multi-Engine program, the school operates a PA44-180 Seminole. Transition to this aircraft from the Arrow and Warriors is almost seamless. The flight characteristics of the Seminole are very similar to the Arrow. It has state of the art avionics, including autopilot, flight director and GPS navigation capability. With this aircraft, you will practice simulated engine failures, as well as single-engine approaches and landings.
- Engine: Lycoming O-360 & LO-360, 180 hp @ 2700 RPM
- Propeller: Hartzell HC-C2YK, constant speed
- Fuel Capacity: 108 Gallons
- Max Takeoff Weight: 3800 lbs
- Standard Empty Weight: 2640 lbs