Flight training is conducted in L3 Airline Academy's state-of-the-art training aircraft, including the Cirrus SR-20. Complemented by full-time maintenance and dispatch teams, the fleet also includes the Cessna 172. Our aircraft are housed at Aerosim's satellite facility at Craig Municipal Airport (KCRG), only minutes from JU's campus.
Our aviation students receive their primary flight training in the technically advanced Cirrus SR-20. This brand aircraft is equipped with a glass cockpit, dual Garmin 430 GPS, fully integrated auto pilot system, and the Cirrus Airplane Parachute System (CAPS). Maximum cruise speed for the aircraft is 165 knots per hour.
The Cirrus SR-20 is a state-of-the-art low-wing four-seat composite airplane best known for its incorporation of an airframe parachute, which, in case of an emergency, can float the plane and its passengers down for safe landing on the ground. The Cirrus is used during Instrument training, Commercial Single-Engine training, and Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument training. The Cirrus is remarkable for its cruise speed of 150-155 knots on 12 gallons per hour of fuel through its six-cylinder 200hp fuel-injected Continental engine. Classified by the FAA as a Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), the SR-20 is nicely equipped with an Avidyne Flight Max Entegra Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD), dual Garmin 430 GPS , and S-TEC 55X Auto Pilot with flight director.
The Cessna 172P is used for the Private Pilot Certificate and as part of the training of Flight Instructor Candidates. The Cessna 172 is a four seat, single engine, high wing airplane with fixed tricycle landing gear. It is probably the most popular flight training aircraft in the world. First flown in 1955 and still in production, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft. Equipped with a 160 HP Lycoming O-320-D2J engine, the C-172 cruises at 120 knots. Throughout the years the Cessna 172 has had very little changes in its basic design.