Sunrise Aviation currently has 37 aircraft in its growing fleet. The fleet covers the needs of students seeking aircraft for training from private pilot to airline transport pilot. The fleet even includes the now sometimes difficult to find single-engine, complex aircraft still needed for certain ratings. With the largest fleet of Cessna 152s of any flight school in Florida plus a fleet of 4 multi-engine aircraft including a Piper Seneca fulfilling the need for a multi-engine aircraft approved by the DCGA in India, Sunrise Aviation is ready to fulfill your individual flight training or rental goal.
The Cessna 152 is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane. The 152, first delivered in 1977 as the 1978 model year, was a modernization of the proven Cessna 150 design. With a 112 hp Lycoming engine, it provides both the performance and fuel economy needed in this class of aircraft. A total of 7,584 C152s were produced worldwide. Support and parts for the aircraft remain available from Cessna Aircraft.
Sunrise Aviation currently has 27 C152s, the largest fleet of C152s in Florida. Many of the C152s are outfitted with IFR avionics and some include GPS.
This aircraft is the one chosen by many Sunrise Aviation students as the primary training aircraft for the private pilot certificate, instrument rating, and single-engine portion of the commercial pilot training. It is an economical choice as your primary flight training aircraft. Sunrise Aviation is currently refurbishing all the C152s in its fleet including new paint and interior.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Heavier or taller students may find the C172 Skyhawk to be more comfortable and provide greater useful load including fuel for longer flights.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four seat, single engine, tricycle gear, high wing airplane. It was first flown in 1955 and is still under production. More C172s have been manufactured than any other plane in the world.
Sunrise Aviation now has 4 Skyhawks in its fleet including 2 of the newest model complete with an all-Glass Cockpit (Garmin G-1000). Sunrise Aviation also keeps other Skyhawk models in the fleet in order to provide a variety of economical choices for our students and renters.
The Cessna 172 M Model Skyhawk was produced from 1973-76 and featured a drooped wing leading edge for improved low speed handling. The “M” model also had improved standard avionics and the size of the baggage compartment was increased.
Sunrise Aviation’s C172M Skyhawk is a wise choice for economy and performance, especially when more seats or space is required.
Cessna C172 SP Nav III G1000
The 2008 C172 SP Nav III G1000 comes equipped with the following:
- Two 10.4″ high resolution XGA displays (PFD/MFD)
- Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)
- Solid State Air Data Computer (ADC)
- Solid State 3-Axis Magnetometer
- Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS
- XM Satellite Weather and Radio
- Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS)
- Garmin GFC700 Fully Integrated Two-axis Autopilot
- Dual Nav/Comm (16 Watt)
- Mode S Transponder
- Digital Audio Panel with Audio Playback
- Traffic Information System (TIS)
- Terrain and Obstacle Mapping
- Backup Airspeed, Attitude, and Altimeter
- Garmin SafeTaxi & FliteCharts
Sunrise Aviation’s 2008 C172 SP G-1000 are excellent choices if you are looking for a glass-cockpit transition, full instrument rating in a glass-cockpit, or just want to rent an aircraft with all the latest “bells and whistles”. A special checkout is required in the G-1000 avionics for those pilots without experience in that equipment.
Cirrus SR-22 G2
Sunrise Aviation has two Aerosim Advanced Aircraft Training Devices (AATDs) to assist in the transition to the Cirrus aircraft. The AATDs not only have the identical advanced avionics, but a large screen projection as well that allows realistic simulation of flight in visual, instrument, day, night, and over all types of terrain. The airport images displayed are also quite realistic.
Piper Arrow PA-28R
When you must have a single-engine retractable (complex) aircraft to complete your training (commercial single or CFI single) or just are looking for a trainer to ease the transition to the more complex twin engine aircraft, then Sunrise Aviation’s Piper Arrow II is the perfect choice.
The Piper Arrow II is part of the Piper Aircraft “Cherokee” line of aircraft. The PA-28R-200 (or Piper Arrow II) is a 200 hp variant. Sunrise Aviation’s Piper Arrow has recently been refurbished.
Piper Seminole PA-44-180
For many years the Piper Seminole (PA-44-180) has been the standard for flight schools offering multi-engine training. Unlike many flight schools that only have one multi-engine aircraft, Sunrise Aviation owns 3 Piper Seminoles (plus a Piper Seneca), so you know that a multi-engine aircraft will be ready when you need it! Sunrise Aviation also has a Frasca 142 simulator (FTD) that can be set up either as a single-engine or multi-engine trainer. The avionics in the Frasca device exactly match one of the Piper Seminoles in the fleet. The Frasca FTD is an excellent trainer either for the instrument rating or transition to the multi-engine aircraft.
Piper Seneca PA-34
The Piper Seneca is available for students needing a larger aircraft to meet the requirements of their national aviation authority. For instance, the Piper Seneca is suitable for students from India and meets the requirements of DCGA.
The Piper Seneca is a six seat, twin engine aircraft. Each engine is 200 hp. It allows for a greater payload than the Seminole but still has the safety feature of counter-rotating propellers.