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Step 1: Flight Training Airplanes: Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, etc.

Flight schools train their students in various airplanes such as:
Cessna 150/152
Cessna 172
Cessna 172RG (Retractable Gear)
Piper Warrior/Cadet
Piper Arrow
Beechcraft Duchess
Piper Seminole
 

Cessna 150/152
The Cessna 150/152 is a two seat high-wing aircraft designed and built for the sole purpose of flight training. This aircraft is the most affordable training aircraft due to its low operating costs. The Cessna 150/152 is one of the most common airplanes used by flight schools to train students seeking their Recreation or Private Pilot Certificate.
 
Cessna 172
The Cessna 172 is a four seat high-wing aircraft, which is very stable and comfortable to train in. This aircraft is one of the most common airplanes used by flight schools to train students seeking their Private Pilot Certificate or Instrument Rating as well as a popular rental aircraft.

Cessna 172 RG (Retractable Gear)

The Cessna 172 RG is a four seat, high-wing, single engine “complex” aircraft, powered by a 180hp engine with a constant-speed (variable pitch) propeller. The landing gear is also retractable which makes it faster than the fixed gear Cessna 172. This complex and high performance aircraft is used by many flight schools to train students seeking their Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, or Flight Instructor Certificate/Rating.
Piper Warrior/Cherokee
The Piper Warrior/Cherokee is a four seat low-wing aircraft, which is very stable and comfortable to train in. This aircraft is one of the most common airplanes used by flight schools to train students seeking their Recreational/Private Pilot Certificate or Instrument Rating as well as a popular rental aircraft.
Piper Arrow
The Piper Arrow is a four seat, low-wing, single engine “complex” aircraft, powered by a 200hp engine with a constant-speed (variable pitch) propeller. The landing gear is also retractable which makes it faster than the fixed gear Piper Warrior/Cherokee. This complex and high performance aircraft is used by many flight schools to train students seeking their Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, or Flight Instructor Certificate/Rating.
Beechcraft Be-76 “Duchess”
The Beechcraft Be-76 “Duchess” is a four seat, low-wing, twin-engine “complex” aircraft, powered by two 180hp engines with constant-speed (variable pitch) propellers, in which the landing gear is retractable. This aircraft is one of the most popular multi-engine training aircrafts. This twin-engine aircraft is used by many flight schools to train students seeking their Multi-Engine Rating, Multi-Engine Instructor Rating, as well as Instrument Rating.
Piper Seminole
The Piper Seminole is a four seat, low-wing, twin-engine “complex” aircraft, powered by two 180hp engines with constant-speed (variable pitch) propellers, in which the landing gear is retractable. This complex and high performance aircraft is used by many flight schools to train students seeking their Multi-Engine Rating, Multi-Engine Instructor Rating, as well as Instrument Rating.


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