Our rental fleet consists of two Cessna 172's, a 1980 172N (N1968F), and a 1975 172M (N9110H). Both aircraft are clean and presentable. 68F is equipped with the latest, fully upgraded avionics. It's equipment includes a JPI EDM930 engine monitor, Aspen Avionics EFD1000 PFD, EFD1000 MFD and Garmin GNS530W WAAS GPS. This aircraft is capable of flying almost any type of instrument approach including the newer LPV (localizer precision with vertical guidance) approaches. The Garmin Jeppesen database and the MFD approach plates are kept up to date for IFR training. The aircraft is equipped with ADS-B in/out avionics. 10H has the more traditional "6 pack steam gauges" , dual NAVCOM radios as well as DME. Engine monitoring is performed by a JPI EDM730 and a JPI FS450 fuel flow. There is no IFR certified GPS installed in 10H, however, an iPad is installed with current aviation databases. Like 68F, 10H also has ADS-B in and out avionics.
EXCITING NEWS!! Starting in December of 2018, we will remove N1968F from the rental fleet and add a BRAND NEW Cessna 172-JTR with a diesel engine. This aircraft is the perfect trainer plane and will only be used by students in training. It’s fully loaded with a G1000, full FADEC system, etc etc…. MORE INFORMATION TO COME SOON!!
Both aircraft are hangared year round and are equipped with electric engine heaters to ensure flawless, easy starts. At this time, the hourly rental cost is $150.00 per hour (Hobbs) for 10H and 68F. This is inclusive of fuel and oil. We also offer a Frequent Flyer Program; the monthly fee for this is $170, including 1 hour of flight time (use it or lose it...), addition flight hours are only $120 / hour.
A short checkout is required for new renters with a local flight instructors (that is authorized by Sierra Aero LLC to perform check-out flights). It is recommended that the rental agreement be read before scheduling a check out. Call our office, or email Sara at email@example.com to obtain a rental agreement for review and signatures.
Whilst the airplane is insured, we HIGHLY recommend that renters carry renters insurance in order to cover the deductable and other unforseen costs in the event of a mishap as well as provide peace of mind. Renters insurance can be purchased through AOPA for a reasonable rate. If you are not an AOPA member, then we highly recommend that you become one at AOPA.org Ask us about a free 6 month membership.
The Cessna 172 has an excellent safety record. A safety report can be found here.
Once you are checked out (or has the sign off to solo) you can register for an account with our scheduling system here: https://app.flightschedulepro.com/Account/Signup/108867