Rent a Plane and PilotAircraft and pilot rental
If you are trying to find out what type of aircraft you want to use for your education, or if you want to know what there is to rent out there after you have your pilot's licence, it is best to know your choices. Even though flying school can have all kinds of different aircraft for either practice or hire, let's take a look at five of the most popular aircraft types.
Cessna 172 is the well known four-seater high altitude plane. Being one of the most available hired planes on the air it is likely that you will be spending some of your flight adventure in one of these planes. I flew with a 152 as a 6'5 pilot, but the 172 is much more convenient for a big fellow like me.
When you are an Avgeek like me, a side benefit to flying a 172 is that most home flying simulation softwares you could get comes with one - you can see here how flightsimulators can be useful. A Cessna 172 for rent is a piece of cake. Optionally with the sport pilot license, light coaches like the high-flying Cessna 162 Skycatcher gain much acceptance in fleet schooling.
Like the Cessna 152 with its two seat units, the 162 is light and a relatively light plane with a joystick (instead of a yoke). Piper Cherokee, Warrior and Arrow are all versions of the same plane (the PA-28) and are very similar to each other.
Drivers are debating the advantages of a high-decker vs. low-decker (a discussion that should be something like the front / back arguments of the tissue reel - which of course should be hanging forward), but the Piper range was a good option for those who preferred a low-decker.
Piper Arrow has features that make it a "complex aircraft" like a retractable undercarriage, but it does share many of the fundamental features of the other common Cherokee/Warrior series. The Cirrus may look similar to other low wings trainers, but make no mistakes - this is a high performance machine.
Known for its Cirrus Airframe parachute system (CAPS), which is a chute for the aircraft itself. I think my 7-year-old boy can see this plane a distance away - I guess I said how much I like her once or twice. Renting an aircraftSo far beyond the classroom, how do you rent an aircraft once you have your pilot's licence?
Everything begins with a cash register. Calling a few flying colleges near me to review their air fleets and rents. I was planning a checked-out plane. My licence is named private pilot, with a classification of Airplane Single English Land (as compared to a rotary wing or a multi-engined waterplane, for example).
That means that I can pilot most singles-engined aircraft (provided the aircraft does not require a specific certificate of completion such as high power, complexity or tailwheel), but the first aircraft ride in a new aircraft is with an instructor who will show you the shades of that aircraft as well as the flying schools and areas before you tackle it yourself.
As soon as you are boarded a plane, you can make a booking and get started. Checking out works well if you set up your regular charter plane, but makes it less convenient to rent anywhere and to anything other than your home base. Your check out procedure will work well if you set up your regular charter plane. In order to resolve this, a national system named OpenAirplane was set up and is expanding.
Briefly, a pilot can complete a one-way Universal check-out at an OpenAirplane site. It will then allow you to rent the same airplane from any OpenAirplane site throughout the state. Watch the videotape here to take a close look at the check out procedure (the videotape is moderated by Jason Miller, an amazing San Francisco Bay Area flying teacher with a videotape entitled The Finer Points of Flying - I've heard every one of them).
The OpenAirplane is a system that benefits both sides. Pilot's have it easy to rent planes anywhere (even book via a smartphone), and pilot training centers have more pilot's to fly their planes - with the addition that these pilot's work after a thorough, standard check-out procedure. Now I can go on holiday in California, get on a plane and explore the city.
Keep up to date for a weblog about the ordering procedure. If you' re like me, you probably daydream of going to places you know. As you only want to foot the bill for the plane when it's on, it makes perfect business of your operators not wanting you to spend an entire day sitting on the sand for an entire week-end letting the plane ride around and exploring and just return with a few shorthrs.
Every flying academy has its own rule, but most have a min. number of lessons (mine is 3) that they like if you use the plane per days if you have it. There is no false decision which plane to rent or use for your education, but I would like to urge you to make your decision and then study it from inside and outside.
As a tenant, you handle the aircraft as if it were your own and better let it lie than you found it.