The Club's 1979 Cessna 172N, tail number N4818D, has been upgraded with the Superhawk STC 180-hp Penn-Yan conversion, two-axis autopilot, multi-function display, IFR GPS, and STOL kit. For members, the Weight and Balance calculator for 18-Delta may be found here. N4818D also had its interior completely re-done in December of 2016 by Tam's Upholstery Touch and the results speak for themselves!
At the top of the avionics stack can be seen the Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel, and below that the Garmin MX-20 GPS & MFD. Also visible are the electric trim buttons on the pilot's yoke, the STEC-50 Autopilot, GX60 NAV/COM, Garmin GTX 327 Transponder, and just below the turn coordinator is the digital tachometer.
Other upgrades include:
- Horton STOL Kit
- Tanis Heater
- New Lord Shimmy Damper
- Rosen Sun Visors
- Wing-tip Strobes
- IFR Certified
The Club's Alarus CH2000, tail number 239AM, is our primary two-seat trainer VFR trainer, and makes for a great day flyer and sightseeing aircraft. The Flight Manual may be downloaded from here; The Weight and Balance calculator for members may be accessed here.
239AM offers wonderful views with large windows and a wide windshield that wraps down onto the front fuselage. The interior is spacious for a two-seater, with room enough for two adults not to feel cramped, and headroom enough to accomodate someone 6'4", with headset!
- Garmin Audio Panel
- Garmin GNS 430
- KX-155 Radio
- Stratus ESGi ADS-B out/in Transponder
- Sandel SN-3308 HSI
N239AM is fully IFR rated and certified and at $75/hr wet it may be the cheapest IFR trainer dollar-for-dollar that you can find! N239AM is also the first of our aircraft to be fully ADS-B out compliant with the addition of the Stratus ESGi transponder, the same device also providing ADS-B in capabiliteis for real time traffic and weather.
In February of 2017 the club purchased a second Cessna 172, this a P model from 1985, tail number N99265. This particual aircraft has the same Lycoming O-360 A4M engine that powers N4818D, but this one is courtesy of the Air Plains STC instead of Penn Yan. This aircraft also has the long-range tank option, at 52 gallons total fuel and 48 gallons usable.
N99265 sports a fairly standard stack, with a Garmin MX-55 GPS, a King KX-155A NAV/COM and King KX-155 NAV/COM, and a King ADF and King DME. The audio panel was recently upgraded to a PS-Engineering PMA-7000BT, which is bluetooth capable for both phone calls and audio to all passengers. N99265 is fully IFR rated and current, and climbs and cruises very well with the 180 HP engine in the nose. For members, the weight and balance calculator may be found here.