New planes available to fly at Chesapeake Sport Pilot
STEVENSVILLE — Chesapeake Sport Pilot has added two exciting new aircraft to its flight line for flight training and rental, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and a Cessna 182 Skylane. While the fourseat Cessna 172 Skyhawk that Chesapeake Sport Pilot now offers is the newest and most modern version available, the 172 model has been in production since 1956 making it the most popular light airplane in the world. Its rugged American construction and docile handling make it an all-round great plane to fly. The Cessna 182 Skylane is the big brother to the 172 Skyhawk and offers more room and more loan carrying capacity.
“We are super excited about these new planes,” said Chesapeake Sport Pilot owner Helen Woods. “Until now, all of our planes have had only two seats. Now students can bring friends and family along on lessons and renters can take their family on trips.”
The new planes also offer expanded training options for pilots. While Chesa- peake Sport Pilot has always offered training toward sport, recreational and private pilot ratings, these new planes allow the school to offer training toward an instrument rating so pilots can safely fly through clouds.
“One of the most exciting things about these new planes is their G1000 flight instrumentation,” Woods said. “The G1000 is one of the most advanced aviation systems available for light planes. It integrates flight instruments, engine instruments, GPS, transponder, and autopilot all into one ‘glass panel’ aviation computer system.
Chesapeake Sport Pilot is a 2014 and 2015 recipient of the AOPA outstanding flight school award. Its mission is to make flight training accessible and fun. Gift certificates for flight lessons in all of Chesapeake Sport Pilot’s planes, including the new Cessnas, are available through Chesapeake Sport Pilot’s website, www.chesapeakesportpilot.com.
Cessna 182 Skylane