Training and Rental Aircraft

Rental Aircraft

Aircraft Rental Rates

Aircraft Rental
DA-20-C1 Diamond Katana Evolution Rental* $144.00/Hr
PA-28-181 Piper Archer Rental* $154.00/Hr
PA-34-200T Piper Seneca $449.00/Hr
Instructional Rates
IFR/Mountain/Advanced Ground/Flight Instruction $85.00/Hr
Private Pilot – Ground/Flight Instruction (Discount Rate for Local Students working on PPL) $75.00/Hr
Other Fees
Overnight Trip Rate – Billed for instructor to accompany a pilot on overnight trips. $500/day
*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.

Diamond DA-20-C1 Katana Evolution

The DA20 is a 2 seat aircraft designed specifically for pilot training. It features control sticks (as opposed to yokes), composite construction, a canopy, low-mounted wings, a single fuel tank, a T-tail, and a castering nosewheel. All models have composite airframes constructed of glass- and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic.

The DA20 is equipped with a bubble canopy that provides for great visiblity. Small windows on either side of the canopy can be opened on the ground and in flight to provide cockpit ventilation. The DA20′s seats are reclined and are not adjustable, instead the rudder pedals are adjustable fore and aft to accommodate pilots of different height. The fixed seats provide better occupant crash protection.

The DA-20 possesses a higher glide ratio than many of its competitors. The glide ratio of the DA20-C1 is 11:1, meaning that for every 1,000 feet of altitude, the aircraft is capable of gliding 2 miles. The high glide ratio translates makes simulated training emergencies easier to learn as well as resulting in more options and a higher degree of safety in the event of an actual emergency.

Mountain CFI utilizes the Diamond DA-20 primarily for Initial Private Pilot Training however it is also available for Mountain Flying,and Instrument Training.

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.

Mountain CFI utilizes the Archer II primarily for Mountain Flying, and Instrument Training however we also provide Private Pilot primary training in the Archer for those that desire to learn in a larger airplane.

Piper Seneca II

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