Aircraft

Imagine seeing the world from a whole new perspective. At Future Flyers of Connecticut, we have several aircraft for use in our flight training programs as well as for rental. Rent an aircraft to take out for a spin, or sit back and relax as an experienced pilot provides an unforgettable discovery flight. 

Cessna Skyhawk 172 N
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The Cessna 172 is a high wing (wing above the cabin) aircraft that is the worlds most popular aircraft. It is a 4 seat aircraft with plenty of room for baggage.

1. The version we use is equipped with a larger engine than original, a 180 hp installation.

2. That provides an increase in gross weight to 2550 lbs and a useful load of over 1,000 pounds, more than enough for four passengers and some baggage.

3. It cruises at 110 knots and has a range of over 500 miles with full fuel.

All our aircraft are clean and exceptionally well maintained.

 

Cessna Skyhawk 172 SP
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The most popular training aircraft ever built the SP incorporates modern electronic navigation tools including FAA approved GPS approach capability, full IFR certification , a traffic avoidance system and an autopilot.  

 

Passenger amenities include leather seating , ultra quiet soundproofing, full 4 seat intercom and the security of a whole aircraft parachute recovery system.  The Sp is a 2002 model equipped with a 180 HP fuel injected Lycoming engine. It has a fuel capacity of 52 gallons giving it a range of approximately 800 miles.

 

Cessna 150
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The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use.

The Cessna 150 is the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced.

 

THE STUDENT WEIGHT IS LIMITED TO APPROXIMATELY 195 LBS OR LESS.

Avionics:
Cessna 300 Nav/Com
Transponder
Uavionics ADS-B

 

 Champion Citabria 7KCAB
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N673JF is a 1967 Champion Citabria 7KCAB.  The name Citabria is actually airbatic spelled backwards.  The aircraft was completely refurbished in 2006; looks and flies like brand new.  It is a tandem seating 2 person airplane equipped with a tail wheel.  It has been designed and is certified for more aggressive maneuvers than standard aircraft.

 

The airplane is being used to train pilots in the techniques and skill for flying aircraft equipped with tail wheels.  The ground handling of thee aircraft is different enough from the more commonly found nose wheel aircraft that the FAA requires pilots to receive training and an endorsement from a Certificated Flight Instructor in order to fly these.

 

3JF is equipped with a 150 HP fuel injected Lycoming IO-320 engine with inverted fuel and oil systems.  It is stressed for +5g and -2 g.  It can be used for airbatic maneuvers, upset and spin training and of course tail wheel training.  Most of all it is a fun airplane to fly.  Flying it is sort of like riding a motorcycle or personal water craft.  It is responsive has great visibility (even has a big window on the roof) and fantastic performance given its low weight for the available horsepower.

 

Please sign up for a tail wheel lesson and you will want more.  Over the course of the summer, we will be offering upset recovery and spin training as well as the tail wheel instruction.

 

Flying Club
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All graduates of Future Flyers of Connecticut are eligible to join the flying club. Rent either Cessna 172 airplane as the schedule allows.