Our 152 is a great little IFR trainer for pilots under 200 pounds. It is equipped with dual Garmin G5's (mini glass cockpit) plus King and Garmin navcoms and GNS430 (WAAS) GPS, as well as a King ADF. The 141 horsepower engine wastes no time getting to altitude for multiple instrument approaches. Powerful enough to not take forever to get to altitude, but slow enough that you are not frustrated trying to keep up learning the skills!
Our most recent addition is Captain America, a 1963 C-172. "Cap" comes from the Reno area, and is a nice low time 1963 172 with basically the same King & Garmin radio package as the rest of the planes. If you like moving maps, you will love Cap. He has two Garmin GPS's! Cap is a day/night VFR only airplane.
"Ray" (01X) is back!! He was down for 6 months for his LyCon overhaul, and we are so happy to have him back helping out! We have put on our in house requirement of 10+ hours of break-in time in flight, and he is ready to go. Another upgrade we did on Ray was to put a Garmin 106A CDI in him in the #1 nav position.
The wait is (almost!) over for High Performance sign offs in 1610M! His new LyCon engine is on, we are just awaiting final installation steps, and as usual we will do a couple weeks of break-in to be sure that engine has been broken in properly. "Mike" will be available for high performance sign offs, and it is dual only. Estimated time up is mid-September.
The Stinson's new Franklin engine is ON! The mechanics have done a runup on it now, so we are just awaiting the rudder pedals installation (upgrading to dual brakes), then break-in flights! "Hank" (65H) will be available for tailwheel sign offs, and is available for dual instruction only. Tailwheel time is great skill builder, we are offering this type of instruction to all of our primary students as part of our effort to make well-rounded Private pilots.
Our planes are equipped with ADS-B IN and OUT, meaning you can see the live traffic on the GPS screen. A VERY valuable tool at Idaho's busiest airport! (The Stinson will be equipped with ADS-B out and a non-WAAS GNS430.)
"Ray", the 1961 Cessna 172B. Panel: Garmin GNS430W (WAAS) GPS/navcom, (#1 CDI is a Garmin 106A, GPS or VOR/LOC glideslope) Narco Mk 12D navcom (#2 CDI is VOR/LOC glideslope); PS Engineering 6000B audio panel; Garmin GTX345 xpdr; dual PTT's; Stratus USB charging ports in panel (handy for phone or tablet); ADS-B "in" and "out" compliant, live traffic and weather* available on the GPS screen. Ray also has new glass all the way around, upholstery and paint, all in 2016, and in 2020 a firewall forward, ported and polished LyCon overhauled engine, with more power than factory new. (Estimated engine break-in completion late May 2020) $115/hour
This is the King & Garmin panel on our IFR trainer 152. Panel: GNS430W (WAAS) (#1 CDI is an HSI, VOR/LOC glideslope); KX-155 navcom (#2 CDI is VOR/LOC glideslope); dual Garmin G5's, electronic flight instruments ('mini glass cockpit'); KR-87 ADF; dual PTT's, GMA342 audio panel (has instant play back of transmissions); Garmin ADS-B 'in & out' (live traffic and weather* on GPS screen) $100/hour
Aircraft was inside a hangar at time of photo
2559U "Cap" (for Captain America!) is a 172D, and has the WAAS GNS430 like the rest of the planes, plus he has an additional Garmin 496 GPS unit with a very nice moving map display. Cap is a day/night 'VFR only' aircraft, with a single VOR, and is perfect for all of your private pilot training. Cap has ADS-B in and out, with the traffic displaying on the screen of the Garmin GNS430W unit. In Spring 2020 a complete top overhaul with new Millenium cylinders was completed. Cap rents for $115 per hour.
1610M "Mike" C-182P. Garmin GNS530, Garmin G5 HSI, PS Engineering 6000 audio panel, JPI EDM 900 total engine monitoring system, Lynx 9000 transponder (touch screen ADS-B in and out) Mike has a brand new LyCon overhauled engine, ported and polished for over 30 hp more power than factory new. The C182 is for dual training only for high performance sign offs. $175/hour
65H "Hank" - a 1947 Stinson Voyager 108-2. A the time of this update, the Stinson now has its brand new overhauled engine (Southern Aero - Franklin specialists), and we are awaiting the mechanics to install the dual brakes, then the avionics upgrades to a Garmin GNS430, a new audio panel and a new transponder will also go in.. The Stinson is for dual training only for tailwheel sign offs. $125/hour
The * is to warn pilots that NO weather is real live time. There is ALWAYS a delay, which can be as high as 8 minutes or more. NEVER get too close to weather, based on what you see on a screen. a