Sunrise Flight Academy currently has 65 aircraft in the training fleet. These aircraft have been selected based on what is most advantageous to the student for the various stages of training. Unlike some flight schools, which have only one type of aircraft for single-engine instruction, Sunrise has various models of the Cessna C152 and C172, as well as the Piper Arrow PA-28R, plus the Piper PA34 and PA44 for multi-engine instruction. Sunrise Flight Academy understands that varying types of aircraft allows the student economical choices as well as the opportunity to experience the handling of multiple aircraft, making him or her a superior pilot. Sunrise’s large fleet means you won’t have to cancel a training flight because an aircraft isn’t available – which can be a problem in other flight schools; Sunrise’s large fleet also allows you to progress more rapidly through training.
The Cessna C152 is a classic, single engine trainer, known and appreciated world-wide. It is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear airplane with a 112 hp Lycoming engine. The C152 is known for flight training performance and fuel economy. Sunrise Flight Academy owns the largest fleet of C152s in Florida, with many of them outfitted with IFR avionics and GPS.
The C152 is the aircraft of choice by many students both in the U.S. and throughout the world for the private pilot certificate, instrument rating, and single-engine portion of the commercial pilot training. It is an excellent, economical choice.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
The Cessna C172 Skyhawk: Taller or larger students may find the C172 Skyhawk to be more comfortable, especially for longer flights.
It is a four seat, single engine, tricycle gear, high wing airplane. More C172s have been manufactured than any other plane in the world.
Sunrise Aviation’s Skyhawks include the newest model with an all-Glass Cockpit (Garmin G-1000), as well as analog Skyhawk models..Also in the training fleet is the Cessna C172M Skyhawk, which features a drooped wing leading edge for improved low speed handling. The C172M is equipped with improved standard avionics and is also is a wise choice for both economy and performance.
Cessna C172 SP Nav III G1000
Cirrus SR-22 G2
Sunrise Flight Academy enhances student training with two advanced aircraft training devices (AATDs) with avionics and large screen a large screen projection for realistic simulation of flight in many environments: visual, instrument, day and night flying and over different types of terrain, as well as the airport itself. Sunrise also has a Frasca 142 simulator (FTD) which can be programmed 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 Arrow PA-28R
Piper Arrow PA-28R: When you must have a single-engine retractable landing gear (complex) aircraft to complete your training (commercial single or CFI single) or to transition to more complex twin engine aircraft, then Sunrise Flight Academy’s Piper Arrow II is the perfect choice. The Piper Arrow II is part of the Piper Aircraft “Cherokee” line of aircraft.
Piper Seminole PA-44-180
Piper Seminole PA44-180: The Piper Seminole (PA-44-180) has been the standard for multi-engine training for many years. Unlike many flight schools that only have one multi-engine aircraft, Sunrise Aviation owns three Piper Seminoles, as well as a Piper Seneca, so you know that a multi-engine aircraft is ready when you need it.
Piper Seneca PA-34
The Piper Seneca PA34 is another of Sunrise’s multi-engine aircraft. It is typically used when a larger aircraft to meet the requirements of an international aviation authority is needed, such as for India’s DGCA, who have approved the PA34. Piper Seneca is a six seat, twin engine aircraft. Each engine is 200 hp and has the safety feature of counter-rotating propellers.