Training and Rental Aircraft

Aircraft Rental and Training Rates
PA-28-181 Piper Archer Rental* $164.00 / Hour
Cessna 182 Rental*

Cessna 182 Rental – Backcountry


$189.00 / Hour

$250.00 / Hour (backcountry)

Instructional Rates
Flight Instruction in Alpine Flight Aircraft $85.00 / Hour
Discounted training rate – local high school or middle school students working on PPL. $75.00 / Hour
Flight Instruction in Customer Aircraft $95.00 / Hour
(requires insurance to list instructor)
Other Fees
Overnight Trip Rate – Billed for instructor to accompany a pilot on overnight trip. $500 + Expenses
Payment processing fee will be added to all credit/debit card payments. 3%
*Aircraft are rented wet, meaning fuel and oil costs are included. Multi-day trips are billed at rate of 2.0 hours per day if the actual flight time is less.

Piper Archer II

There are good reasons that the Piper Archer is found at so many flying clubs and schools, yet still finds a home as an airplane people will actually own for their personal use. Its stable flight characteristics and simple design make it an excellent trainer. And with enough speed to get you where you want to go, but not too much to get you in trouble. The Archer became the Archer II with the new designator PA-28-181 in 1976, when a semitapered wing was introduced. It, in combination with the low-drag wheel pants that became available a couple of years later, significantly increased the cruise speed and decreased the stall speed. The new design was so good that it remained essentially unchanged until 1995.

Simplicity is a word that comes to mind when stepping into the Archer. And in this case, simplicity is a good thing. Switches, buttons and controls are large and conveniently placed. The flaps are manually engaged with a Johnson bar located between the two front seats. There are three notches providing 10, 20 and 40 degrees of flaps. The cockpit layout is slightly reminiscent of reading a book with large text versus one with smaller font. The convenience factor makes it easier for the reader and, in this case, the pilot.

Our Piper Archer 2 is equipped with Stratus ESGi Transponder to provide ADS-B in and out capability so you can connect your iPad and Foreflight to get real time position, weather and traffic in the air, even if you don’t have cellular capability in your iPad.

Backcountry Cessna 182

The Piper PA-34 is a classic that’s still relevant today — perhaps more relevant than ever in a market offering just two six-seat general aviation piston twins, namely the Seneca V and the pricier Beech Baron G58. The Seneca has often been thought of as an also-ran to the Baron, known for its crisp handling and vault-like build quality. But when you compare them side by side, there’s an argument to be made that the Piper Seneca is the smarter choice. It actually has a more comfortable cabin than the Baron, cruises nearly as fast, can carry almost as much, burns less fuel, costs less to maintain.

The Seneca has managed to stay in continuous production for so long by combining a solid airframe with a host of refinements and upgrades inside and out since the first PA-34 rolled out of the Piper factory in 1971. Today’s highly evolved Piper Seneca offers what a lot of pilots consider the ideal attributes of a personal airplane: two engines for redundancy in power and systems, respectable performance, stable handling, ice protection, the latest in avionics technology and lots of room in a comfortable cabin.


Requirements for Renting Alpine Flight Training Aircraft:

  • Copy of last BFR
  • Copy of Medical
  • Copy of License Front and Back
  • Demonstrated or documented knowledge and proficiency in the make and model
  • Demonstrated or documented knowledge and proficiency regarding mountain flying
  • Minimum of 1 flight/1 hr to checkout in make/model of aircraft
  • Aircraft Rental Agreement