This 2005 Cessna Skyhawk SP arrived fresh from the factory on August 1, 2005. At just $85/hr dry, it's $23 per hour less expensive than the only other Garmin-1000 rental aircraft in the Bay Area.
The Garmin 1000 'glass-panel' system delivers communication and navigation capabilities far superior to most airliners. It includes dual flat-panel displays, dual navcomms, an integrated autopilot, dual IFR-approach-certified GPS units, a Mode S transponder, a Traffic Information System and Terrain Warning System. It also includes the XM satellite-radio and NEXRAD inflight weather options, plus backup instruments and a standby battery. Like our other 172SPs, it's got a comfortable leather interior and a distinctive paint scheme. It even has dual seatbelt airbags.
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 180hp | Seats: 4 | Useful load: 803 lbs. (487 lbs. with full fuel) Cruise speed: 125 KTAS | Fuel capacity: 53 gals useable
Want to get a head-start on your checkout in this aircraft? Click the links below to download copies of the G1000 manuals. At our office, we have a free PC-based G1000 simulator, so you can practice on the computer before you fly the airplane.
VFR checkouts for pilots without prior G1000 experience will be a minimum of 3 flight hours, plus ground instruction. IFR checkouts will require an Instrument Proficiency Check to be completed in the aircraft with a CFI-IA, in addition to ground instruction. All pilots must fill out a separate familiarization sheet (click here to download).