Academy of Aviation Flight School - Fleet

Academy of Aviation's Fleet features a wide range of airplanes and includes a state-of-the-art flight simulator.

Our aviation training facility is Cessna Certified. More pilots have learned to fly in a Cessna than any other name in the business. Cessna aircraft make flight training vehicles for classroom education and flying lessons. They are easy to fly, stable, sporty, and fun. Cessna aircraft offer extreme visibility, comfortable interiors and the latest in modern avionics.

Diamond DA40

Whether you are a new aviator looking for the perfect first airplane, an experienced IFR pilot with discerning tastes or a forward thinking flight school, the Diamond DA40 is the smart choice. The durable and aerodynamically efficient composite airframe, powered by the bulletproof IO360 Lycoming, offers a perfect balance of performance and superb handling, making the DA40 a great airplane for travel, leaseback, and training alike.

The DA40 is an all round practical and versatile multi-use four seat airplane for the 21st century. Combining the best qualities of its venerable predecessors, like the Cessna 172 Skyhawk and 182 Skylane, the DA40 does it all, with a modern twist. Personal flying, instruction, cross country transportation, the DA40 offers a unique blend of practicality, performance, and value.

Diamond DA20

The Diamond DA20’s graceful lines and sporty looks belie its utility and durability. An incredibly fun aircraft to fly, the DA20 earns its stripes in worldwide high utilization flight training day in and day out. It has been the standard and sole US Airforce pilot candidate initial flight screening aircraft for the past decade.

Flight schools worldwide appreciate the DA20’s robustness, performance, ramp appeal and economy of operation. It’s used to train from first flight through night VFR and IFR (in VMC), including instructor ratings, thanks to the spin certification. The DA20’s instrumentation and avionics are designed for safety, positive learning transfer, reliability and value.

Both the DA20 and DA40 are equipped with the latest industry leading avionics by Garmin, new and improved engine gauges and centrally located conventional standby instrumentation for conventional and partial panel training.

The G1000 is an all-glass avionics suite designed for OEM or custom retrofit installation on a range of aircraft. It is a seamlessly integrated package that makes flight information easier to scan and process. Its revolutionary design brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit.

G1000 seamlessly integrates built-in terrain and navigation databases, providing a clear, concise picture of where you are and where you’re heading. Using information from the built-in terrain, U.S. and Canadian obstacles databases, G1000 displays color coding to graphically alert you when proximity conflicts loom ahead. In addition, you can augment G1000 with optional Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) for an extra margin of safety in the air.

Cessna 172 RG Cutlass: The Cessna 172 RG is a Complex Retractable Landing Gear Airplane. Due to the retractable landing gear the airplane has less drag and offers more speed. This aircraft it meant for advanced personal or commercial training and long cross country trips in shorter time.

Cessna 162 Skycatcher: Good looks run in the family, and the new Cessna SkyCatcher is no exception. This extraordinary new aircraft strikes a perfect balance of efficient innovations, state-of-the-art technology and classic good looks. From its Cessna high-wing design and aluminum exterior to its modern styling, the SkyCatcher embodies everything you've come to love about Cessna's traditional single engine aircraft and so much more.

Beechcraft Baron/BE58: The Baron is the perfect balance of horsepower combined with peace-of-mind, twin-engine redundancy and security. With seating for six, large cargo doors and two baggage compartments, the Baron G58 offers great flexibility for both business and pleasure.

Cessna 152: The Cessna 152 is by far the most popular training aircraft that has ever existed. The 152 series is a very economical, durable & reliable training platform. Even though the 152 is a 2 seat trainer we have many experienced private and commercial pilots that choose to rent the 150 because of the wonderful aerodynamics, ease of use and stability the aircraft has to offer, oh and let's not forget that the 152 is spin certified for those adrenaline junkies. The 152 may not be the biggest or fastest of the fleet but if you can fly a 152 you can pretty much fly anything and it sure is fun to fly.

Cessna 172: The Cessna 172SP G1000 is in a class all its own. The 172SP G1000 is a fully automated flying platform that not only offers more speed and load capabilities then the R model but it is also contains the future of aviation. Until now only jetliners had the budget for what the G1000 is stacked with. We're talking onboard weather, traffic, fuel planning, auto pilot integrated with the most advanced Garmin GPS, XM Radio, Terrain and the list goes on and on. This aircraft eliminates all surprises and if you are looking for a career in aviation the Skyhawk G1000 will bring you there. So come down and see it for yourself because my words definitely fall short.

Cessna 206: Whether commuting with 5 passengers, loading boxes through the dual aft cargo doors, landing on a short dirt airstrip or splashing in at a remote lake on amphibious floats, the turbocharged capability of the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD is designed to fit your mission needs. Pushing the limits of what is possible, the Turbo Stationair HD doesn't make you choose between necessity and aspiration. This heavy hauler complete utility aircraft expands your missions to take you almost anywhere..

Diamond DA42: The Twinstar DA42 is not just a new airplane with glass cockpit.Learn to Fly on Diamond Twinstar DA42 It is an airplane like no other general aviation airplane you've flown. Smooth, quiet and fast - it almost feels unreal. Its performance is unmatched by any twin-trainer, and with the G1000 cockpit it is a true gem for both business flyers and commercial pilots going into the airlines.

Diamond DA62: The all new DA62 fills the gap between high performance single pistons and entry level turboprops. With a spacious cabin, offering optional three row seven passenger seating, excellent payload and exceptionally low fuel burn, the DA62 is best described as a flying luxury SUV. The DA62 represents the ultimate development of Diamond’s piston aircraft line, incorporating decades of experience in certified composite airplane construction, safety, jet fuel piston powerplants and advanced avionics integration.

Sirrus SR20: It’s the plane that put Cirrus on the map and transformed an industry. The SR20 is the perfect dual-role airplane: easily manageable for the newer pilot and perfectly suitable for business use.

Sirrus SR22: The Cirrus SR22 is a single-engine four- or five-seat composite aircraft built from 2001 by Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, Minnesota. It is a development of the Cirrus SR20, with a larger wing, higher fuel capacity, and a more powerful, 310-horsepower (231 kW) engine. The SR22 series has been the world's best-selling general aviation (GA) airplane every year since 2003. With 5,194 units delivered from 2001–2017, and in combination with the SR20, a total of 6,526, it is among the most-produced aircraft of the 21st century, and is the single most-produced GA aircraft made from composite material, accounting for over 30% of the entire piston aircraft market. The Cirrus SR22 is equipped with a whole-plane emergency recovery parachute system: the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). This has contributed to its market success and has given it the name "the plane with the parachute".

Beechcraft Bonanza G36: The Bonanza G36 is powered by the latest technology in integrated cockpit avionics, the Garmin G1000 NXi. With an improved graphical interface, more powerful hardware, higher resolution displays, added functionality to improve situational awareness, and optional wireless technology, managing the flight deck has never been easier.

Robinson R22: The two-seat R22 Beta II helicopter is a proven workhorse that has delivered exceptional performance in a variety of applications for over thirty years. The R22 has a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology including crashworthy bladder fuel tanks.

Robinson R44: The R44 is a versatile helicopter ideally suited for flight schools and operators that want the economy of a small helicopter without sacrificing the power and performance of a large helicopter.


Academy of Aviation is the only flight school in the Northeast United States that has a full motion G1000, Enterga and tradaditional gauge instrument flight simulator. Immersing the pilot in the simulation is essential to selling sensation of flight. Sitting in a corner at a desktop trainer might help to train certain skills, but it will never be confused for real flight. You have to isolate the pilot and instructor from the outside world so that they can be totally focused on the simulation. That's why the Redbird FMX comes equipped with a light-weight aluminum cockpit enclosure. Not only does this help to immerse the pilot in the simulation, but it also isolates the student and instructor from outside distractions that can easily derail a training session.

A great visual system is essential for a training device to be truly effective and versatile. And if you want to train complex maneuvers such as turns around a point, circling approaches or even basic pattern work, one forward looking screen is not going to cut it. That's why we equipped the Redbird FMX with six monitors dedicated only to external views. This high-quality, wrap-around visual system helps to sell the sensation of flight and enhances training at all levels by allowing you to train procedures and maneuvers that are not possible with other flight training devices.