New planes avail­able to fly at Ch­e­sa­peake Sport Pi­lot

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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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF TRI­DENT AIR­CRAFT

Cessna 182 Sky­lane

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