So, what is the ideal training aircraft to satisfy the demands of modern-day high flight time fixed wing flight school operations? Well that depends. Legacy 60-70s era C172 / PA28 used to be that aircraft. However, the goalposts have moved considerably with today’s demanding flight training requirements. To a point where the typical legacy aircraft of the past can no longer meet these requirements and the call for modern day equipment is now a necessity.
Cessna 172 turns 65
Since the aircraft first took to the sky, more than 45,000 Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world, more than any other aircraft in the industry and solidifying the Skyhawk as the aircraft of choice for pilot training.
Pipistrel Velis Electro
Though expected several months ago, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency has finally announced the certification of an electric airplane, the Pipistrel Velis Electro. This is the first type certification world-wide of a fully electric aircraft and an important milestone in the quest for environmentally sustainable aviation.
Tecnam P2010 TDI
Burning just 5.2 US Gallons per hour, the P-2010 TDI offers roomy, Italian-style shaped cabin interiors and takes advantage of the high-wing configuration with three access doors plus another dedicated one for the baggage compartment.
Aviation Training Supplement
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated aviation, including most flight schools in the world. Now that the disease is spreading in nearly all countries in the world, drastic measures need to be taken by flight schools to limit the exposure of their staff, instructors and students to the pandemic all in a very short period, about four months.