Training Fleet

L3 Airline Academy is committed to flight training by providing top quality equipment. In order to continue providing top-quality equipment, we offer the technically advanced C172 aircraft as our primary private trainer, Cirrus SR-20 aircraft as our primary instrument trainer, and the Piper PA44 as our primary multi-engine trainer.

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The Cessna 172, Skyhawk, is an all-metal, single-engine, high-wing aircraft with a four-person seating capacity. The Cessna 172 is FAA certified for day, night, VFR, and IFR flight.

Features Include:

  • Classic cockpit configuration
  • Cruise speed 111 knots
  • Fuel efficient aircraft burning 8 gallons per hour

L3 Airline Academy has 27 Cessna 172s in its fleet.

For more information on the Cessna Aircraft, please visit the Cessna website.

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Cirrus SR20

The Cirrus SR20 is a state-of-the-art, technically advanced aircraft primarily constructed of composite materials for aerodynamic efficiency that seats four people.

The SR20 is FAA certified for day, night, VFR, and IFR flights. One of the major advantages of the SR20 is that it has a fully digital avionics suite (or all glass cockpit) with the following features.

Features Include:

  • Avidyne Flight Max Entegra Primary Flight Display (PFD)
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD)
  • Dual Garmin 430 GPS
  • S-TEC 55X Auto Pilot

The SR20 is equipped with the Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System, a large parachute which can be deployed in an emergency to lower the entire aircraft to the ground safely.

L3 Airline Academy currently has 30 Cirrus SR20s in operation.

For more information on the Cirrus Aircraft, please visit the Cirrus website.

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Piper Seminole

The Piper PA-44, Seminole, is a twin engine aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft, Inc. The Seminole is used as a primary multi-engine trainer.

Features Include:

  • Classic cockpit configuration equipped with GNS 430 GPS
  • Cruise speed 140 knots
  • Fuel efficient aircraft burning 22 gallons per hour
  • Retractable gear
  • Multi-engine

L3 Airline Academy has 14 Piper Seminoles in its fleet.

For more information on the Piper Aircraft, please visit the Piper website.

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Piper Arrow

The Piper PA-28R, Arrow, is a family of light aircrafts built by Piper Aircraft, Inc. and designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use. All members of the PA-28 family are all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. They all have a single door on the co-pilot side.

Features Include:

  • Classic cockpit configuration
  • Cruise speed 125 knots
  • Fuel efficient aircraft burning 11 gallons per hour
  • Retractable gear

L3 Airline Academy has 7 Piper Arrows in its training fleet.

For more information on the Piper Aircraft, please visit the Piper website.

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Beechcraft King Air C90

The Beechcraft King Air C90 is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircrafts produced by the Beech Aircraft Corporation (now Beechcraft Division of Hawker Beechcraft).

Features Include:

  • Classic cockpit configuration equipped with GNS 530 GPS
  • Cruise speed 215 knots
  • Auto Pilot
  • Pressurized
  • High-Performance
  • Retractable gear
  • Turbine Engine

Click here for more information about Hawker-Beechcraft Aircraft

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Training Simulation

Our Training Systems division within L3 Commercial Training Solutions specializes in developing the industry’s most advanced flight simulation equipment, students at L3 Airline Academy have access to the following simulation trainers:

  • L3 Level 6 SR20 Flight Training Devices (FTD)
  • L3 Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD)
  • Multi-Engine Flight Training Devices (FTD)

These state-of-the-art training devices are an integral part of the training program which immerses the cadet in a life-like environment with a fully functioning cockpit, realistic engine sounds and visual scenery.

SR20 FTD

L3 Commercial Training Solutions’ FAA approved SR20 FTDs provide students with system integration and procedure training, including work load management, situational awareness and decision making in normal, abnormal and emergency conditions. It offers students a cost effective substitute for instrument training time that may be completed in the aircraft or L3’s flight training devices. An enclosed cockpit with a 220-degree wrap around visual system combined with L3’s simulation software helps to equip the student and instructor for success.

The instructor operating station is located aft of the cockpit, with the floor of the instructor’s facility at the same level as the cockpit floor. It is fitted with an audio jack for voice communication between the crewmember stations and instructor or check airman.

The station allows easy access to simulation settings, freezes, repositions and environmental parameters including wind and visual conditions. A malfunctions tab allows the instructor to trigger events for abnormal and emergency procedures training.

AATD

The L3 Commercial Training Solutions AATD is a stand-alone trainer that can be used to meet specific regulatory flight training and certification requirements. It offers students a cost effective substitute for instrument training time that may be completed in the aircraft or our flight training devices. It is the ‘smaller brother’ of the FTD but benefits from similar features and technology and is also equipped with a single channel visual system.

These PC-based procedural and operational trainers are ideal for use within the flight training curriculum at L3 Airline Academy .

Learn How to Fly

Our instruction features realistic pilot training equipment, and flight simulator training. For more information about the flight training simulation available at L3 Airline Academy, email our admissions department or call 1-800-U-CAN-FLY.

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