Aircraft & Facilities

All of our aircraft have Tanis heaters, autopilots, and are IFR equipped.  All members take pride in our planes and care for them accordingly.  After each flight, we wash off the bugs, clean the windows, and straighten out the cabin so the next pilot has a clean plane. In the spring of 2021, each plane will be upgrading to a new Garmin G3x touchscreen glass panel.

Piper Archer II

Our Archer has been updated with the new panel, and is a dream to fly!!!   It provides economical, fun flying.  It’s a great choice for fly-in breakfasts, flying EAA Young Eagles, $100 hamburgers and sight seeing.

She’s also good for cross-country flights and instrument training..

  • 1977 Archer II

  • 180 HP Lycoming 4 Cylinder Engine

  • Sensenich Fixed Pitch Propeller

  • Garmin G3X Touch - 10" and 7" screens

  • Garmin G5 Backup Attitude Indicator

  • Garmin GNC355 IFR Certified GPS/COM

  • Garmin GNC255A Nav/COM

  • GFC500 Autopilot with dedicated GMC 507 control panel

  • GTX345 ADS-B In/Out transponder

  • Tanis Heater

  • Useful Load - 990 lbs 

  • Fuel Capacity - 50 gals. Usable - 48 gals. 

  • 115 kt cruise speed

  • Typical fuel burn - 8 gals/hr

 

Piper Dakota

Our Dakota has also now been updated with the new panel!!!

The Dakota has the airframe of the Archer, but with a larger engine (235HP).  140 kt cruise speed and 1230 lb. useful load allows this plane to take the whole family sight-seeing, or on a very comfortable cross-country flight.

  • 1979 Dakota PA-28-236

  • 235 HP Lycoming 6 Cylinder, Direct Drive Engine

  • Hartzell Constant Speed Propeller

  • Garmin G3X Touch - 10" and 7" screens

  • Garmin G5 Backup Attitude Indicator

  • Garmin GNC355 IFR Certified GPS/COM

  • Garmin GNC255A Nav/COM

  • GFC500 Autopilot with dedicated GMC 507 control panel

  • GTX345 ADS-B In/Out transponder

  • Tanis Heater

  • Useful Load - 1225 lbs 

  • Fuel Capacity - 77 gals.     Usable - 72 gals. 

  • Cruise speed 140 kts

  • Typical Fuel Burn - 13 gals/hr

 

Piper Cherokee Six/300

The Six is our winged SUV.  Its wider fuselage, 140 kt cruise speed and 1280 lb. useful load make this plane a very comfortable cross-country hauler.

  • 1979 Cherokee Six PA-32-300

  • 300 HP Lycoming 6 Cylinder, Direct Drive Engine

  • Hartzell Constant Speed Propeller

  • Garmin GNS-430 IFR Certified GPS

  • Garmin 300XL IFR Certified GPS

  • Century III - Three Axis Auto Pilot 

  • Stratus ESG ADS-B Out

  • Stormscope Model WX-900 

  • PS Engineering 6 place Intercom with Input

  • Tanis Heater

  • UBG Engine Analyzer

  • Useful Load - 1280 lbs 

  • Fuel Capacity - 98 gals. Usable - 94 gals. 

  • Cruise speed 140 kts

  • Typical Fuel Burn - 14 gals/hr

 

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Hangar 25E   (Fairchild Lane)

All of our planes are housed in a 60x40 hangar.   

Bifold-doors on both sides make it easier for pulling the planes out.

Also, contains a workshop area and small office.