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All of the USFA aircraft and simulator are meticulously maintained by the maintenance department. All Instrument Training airplanes are equipped with Garmin 430W GPS.

Cessna 150

USFA currently uses two (2) Cessna 150 airplanes utilized for primary and basic flight training.

  • Cessna 150 - 1
  • Cessna 150 - 3
  • Cessna 150 - 4
  • Cessna 150 Cockpit
Engine
Continental 0-200-A
100 Horsepower @ 2700 RPM
Normally-aspirated, direct-drive, air-cooled, horizontally opposed, carburetor equipped, four-cylinder engine
Engine Oil Capacity: 6 Quarts
Propeller: 2 Bladed McCauley, 72 inch Fixed Pitch
Fuel Capacity
Total Usable
Right Wing 13.0 11.25
Left Wing 13.0 11.25
TOTAL 26.0 22.50
Fuel Usage: 6 GPH
Weights
For your particular a/c see W & B Data in USFA Flight Department
Gross Weight: 1600 Pounds
Empty Weight: 1077 to 1114 Pounds (varies)
Useful Load: 487 to 583 Pounds (varies)
Baggage Compartment: 120 Pounds (Maximum)
Load Factors
Flaps Up: + 4.4g - 1.76g
Flaps Down: + 3.5g

Service Ceiling: 12, 650 Feet

Cessna 152

USFA currently uses one Cessna 152 airplane utilized for primary and basic flight training. 

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 152 - Cockpit
Engine
Lycoming 0-235-L2C
110 Horsepower @ 2550 RPM
Normally-aspirated, direct-drive, air-cooled, horizontally opposed, carburetor equipped, four-cylinder engine
Engine Oil Capacity: 6 Quarts
Propeller: 2 Bladed Sensenich, 72 inch Fixed Pitch
Fuel Capacity
Total Usable
Right Wing 13.0 12.25
Left Wing 13.0 12.25
TOTAL 26.0 24.50
Fuel Usage: 6 GPH
Weights
For your particular a/c see W & B Data in USFA Flight Department
Gross Weight: 1670 Pounds
Empty Weight: 1081 to 1118 Pounds (varies)
Useful Load: 589 to 552 Pounds (varies)
Baggage Compartment: 120 Pounds (Maximum)
Load Factors
Flaps Up: + 4.4g - 1.76g
Flaps Down: + 3.5g

Service Ceiling: 14,700 Feet

Piper Cherokee 140

USFA currently uses one Piper Cherokee 140 airplane, equipped with Garmin 430W GPS, utilized for instrument flight training.

  • Piper Cherokee 1
  • Piper Cherokee 2
  • Piper Cherokee Cockpit
Engine
Lycoming 0-320 E2A
150 Horsepower @ 2700 RPM
Normally-aspirated, direct-drive, air-cooled, horizontally opposed, carburetor equipped, four-cylinder engine
Engine Oil Capacity: 8 Quarts
Propeller: 2 Bladed Sensenich M74DM, Fixed Pitch
Fuel Capacity
Standard Reserve
Right Wing 18.0 7.0
Left Wing 18.0 7.0
TOTAL 36.0 14.0
Bottom of Filler Neck Top Off
Fuel Usage:9 GPH
Weights
For your particular a/c see W & B Data in USFA Flight Department
Gross Weight: 2150 Pounds
Empty Weight: 1201 Pounds (standard)
Useful Load: 949 Pounds (standard)
Baggage Compartment: 200 Pounds (Maximum)
Load Factors
Maximum Positive Loadfactor: 3.8g Normal Category
Maximum Positive Loadfactor: 4.4g Utility Category
Maximum Negative Loadfactor: No inverted manuvers approved

Service Ceiling: 14,300 Feet

Absolute Ceiling: 16,800 Feet

Cessna 182

USFA currently uses one Cessna 182 airplane, equipped with Garmin 430W GPS, utilized for instrument flight training.

  • Cessna 182
  • Cessna 182 Cockpit
Engine
Continental O-470L
230 Horsepower @ 2700 RPM.
Normally-aspirated, direct-drive, air-cooled, horizontally opposed, carburetor equipped, four-cylinder engine.
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Engine Oil Capacity12 Quarts.
Propeller2 Blade McCauley constant speed..
Fuel Capacity88 Gallons
Fuel Usage13 GPH.
Weights:
Gross Weight2,650 lbs.
Empty Weight1,621 lbs.
Useful Load 1029 lbs.

Service Ceiling: 18,000 feet

Cessna 310

USFA currently uses one Cessna 310 airplane utilized for multi-engine, instrument, and airline transport pilot flight training. This Cessna 310 has, among other modifications, been modified with Vortex Generators; lowering its Vmc speed to 75 MPH. This greatly improves its single engine handling capabilities.

  • Cessna 310 -1
  • Cessna 310 - 2
  • Cessna 310-3
  • Cessna 310 - 4
  • Cessna 310 - Cockpit
  • Cessna 310 - Cockpit
  • Cessna 310 - Cockpit
Engines
2 Continental O-470-M
240 Horsepower @ 2600 RPM
Direct Drive 6 Cylinder Horizontally Opposed Dual Magnetos
Carburetor Air Cooled Engines
Engine Oil Capacity: Minimum: 9 Quarts - Maximum: 12 Quarts
Each engine has Wet Sump,
Pressure Type System with engine driven oil pump and oil cooler
Propeller: 2 Hartzell, 72" Diameter, Constant Speed,
Full Feathering, Two Bladed Propellers
Fuel Capacity
Main Tank Usable
Right Wing 51.0 45.0
Left Wing 51.0 45.0
TOTAL 102.0 90.0
Fuel Usage: 25 GPH
Weights
For your particular a/c see W & B Data in USFA Flight Department
Gross Weight: 4600 Pounds
Empty Weight: 3048 Pounds (standard)
Useful Load: 1552 Pounds (standard)
Baggage Compartment: 200 Pounds (Maximum)
Load Factors
Flaps Up: + 3.8g - 1.52g
Flaps Down: + 2.0g

Service Ceiling: 20,000 Feet Single Engine Service Ceiling: 7,500 Feet (See Further Performance Charts)

Beechcraft King Air F90-BE9T

USFA currently uses one fixed wing pressurized twin turboprop BE9T airplane utilized for turbine transition training.

  • Beechcraft King Air
  • Beechcraft King Air
Engines
2 Pratt$Whitney PT6A-60A
1050 Shaft Horsepower each engine.
Fuel Capacity
470 Gallons.
Weights
Gross Weight 10950 lbs.
Empty Weight6549 lbs.

Service Ceiling: 29,802 feet.
Single Engine Service Ceiling: 14,419 feet.

Rate of Climb: 2380 fpm.
Rate of Climb one engine: 600 fpm.

Takeoff: Ground Roll: 2,090 feet Over 50 feet Obstacle: 2,856 feet

Landing: Ground Roll: 1,194 feet. Over 50 feet Obstacle: 2,275 feet

ATC-610K Flight Simulator

USFA currently uses one enclosed ATC 610 Flight Training Device (FTD) with Qualification status: Conferred Level 1 or Qualified and Approved as Level 1 and Level 3 under AC120.45A.

Students and licensed pilots become more familiar with primary and basic attitude instrument flying and instrument flight rules as they navigate totally by instruments within the Air Traffic Control environment. The ATC-610K FTD will provide both novice and experienced pilots the opportunity of achieving and maintaining instrument proficiency without actually flying.

  • Cockpit-ATC-610K
Performance-Specifications
Gross Weight: 153 Pounds
Speed:Top Speed @ Sea Level: 198 mph (172 kts)
Speed:Cruise, 75% Power: 158 mph (140 kts)
Range:Cruise, 75% Power: 235 Miles
Rate of Climb @ Sea Level: 900 fpm
Service Ceiling: 10,000 ft.
Stall Speed: 70 mph (61 kts)
Fuel Capacity: 20 gal.

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