Our Equipment

You will train in today’s technology and master the latest and greatest. Our aircraft provide you with a greater margin of safety and reliability, standardized training, and a comfortable learning environment. Our large fleet of quality aircraft gives you greater ease of scheduling and fewer lesson cancellations due to scheduled maintenance inspections. The result is efficient flight training that will last you a lifetime and carry you into your future aviation career.

In fact, our entire fleet is made up of Next Generation Cessna and Piper aircraft. From your first Introductory Flight Lesson through your Airline Transport Pilot rating, you’ll train in the latest equipment. You see, we’re committed to providing the highest caliber flight training available – and that means we have invested heavily in the most modern and safest fleet available anywhere.
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Cessna 172 S Equipped with Nav II Package

All of our Cessna’s are equipped with the very latest in avionics and safety features. They are the ideal platform for your private and instrument training – training that will carry with you the rest of your flying career. This Next Generation Skyhawk is easy, forgiving, and fun to fly; the perfect platform for training. The Cessna Skyhawk is new, modern, higher performance aircraft loaded with advance avionics. They are equipped for today’s world and today’s pilots; featuring the latest generation of navigational aids like moving map GPS, autopilots, and multi-function displays.

Our Cessna 172S models are 180hp and feature the latest GPS technology including:

  • King 155A Dual Nav/Com
  • Intercom/Dual PTT (4 place)
  • Mode C Transponder
  • Autopilot KAP 140 (2 axis)
  • GPS-KLN 94
  • Multi Function Display

Cessna 172S NavIII G1000 Glass Cockpit

The G1000 is the most advanced flight deck ever offered in a general aviation airplane. With better than jet technology, you would never suspect something so useful could be such an easy transition. With full color and easy to read screens, the G1000 makes flying and situational awareness a breeze.

Many airlines and companies are requiring glass cockpit experience. If becoming a professional pilot is not your goal, experiencing the G1000 is well worth it. And the G1000 is the ultimate platform for instrument flying. Never before has a General Aviation aircraft been so advanced and safe.

Train in a Cessna 172 equipped with the Garmin G1000 Glass Panel featuring:

  • ATC Playback
  • Live Traffic Overlay
  • Stormscope
  • Moving Map with Terrain
  • Autopilot KAP 140 (2 axis)
  • Intercom/Dual PTT (4 place)
  • Jet Technology
  • XM radio

Piper Seminole

The advanced-training Seminole is sleek, strong, consistent and smart. Powerful twin 180 HP Lycoming engines make the Seminole the only true multi-engine trainer available today, providing a unique and vital advanced instrument training opportunity. Students have the ability to perform advanced maneuvers and procedures skillfully and safely.

Each Piper’s interior is designed with maximum comfort and durability in mind. The ergonomic seating keeps both the students and instructors relaxed, making their ability to focus on the flight and lesson easier.

Our 2004 PA44-180 IFR/GPS/HSI is equipped with:

  • S-Tec 55 Auto Pilot with Alt Pre-select
  • Dual Garmin 430s moving map GPS
  • NavCom with Glide Slope and Traffic Overlay (TIS)
  • Garmin Mode S Transponder, HSI
  • Lycoming L/O-360-A1H6 four cylinder engines

RedBird MCX Simulator

The Redbird MCX is the ideal training platform providing enhanced training from student pilot to professional crew. It comes equipped with our innovative 3-axis electric motion platform. This one-of-a-kind system provides effective motion feedback for yaw, pitch, and roll.

The dual controls of the MCX allow an instructor, instructor-in-training, or co-pilot to perform maneuvers from the right seat. During initial pilot training, an instructor can demonstrate maneuvers from the right seat before the student tries their hand, just like a pilot would do in the real airplane. Its full dual control system allows you to put yourself in real-world Crew Resource Management (CRM) situations well before you have 200+ passengers in the back.

Frasca TruFlite Simulator

McAir Aviation’s Frasca TruFlite Simulator and sub-systems are designed to provide the ultimate in realism by combining experience with developing technology.

The Frasca TruFlite Model 142 is a re-configurable, state-of-the-art flight training device (FTD). There has never been a simulator so versatile, robust, and inventive as to offer a real-life training in two different types of aircraft. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Piper Seminole are both represented in McAir’s custom built simulator. Perfect for all students in nearly every stage of training, the TruFlite makes a lasting contribution to your success.

Training in the Frasca TrueFlite is an integral part of your overall training at McAir. It allows you, our student, to experience a variety of scenarios safely. Scenarios which otherwise could not be possible in an actual aircraft.

The Frasca features include:

  • Enclosed two seat cockpit
  • Dual controls
  • Digital audio and sound – TruSound
  • Graphical Instructor Station (GISt)
  • New low profile shell
  • Garmin 430 GPS
  • Multi engine conversion kit
  • TruVision textured visual system with 170 degree wrap around display


~13 Months

In as few as 13 months, you can train for a career as a Commercially Rated Pilot* (Single Engine, Multi-Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor)

363 Days

McAir Conducts Flight Training

Flight School Training at McAir combined with Certified Instructing** to build hours, then instructing is one of the fastest paths to apply with the airlines.

Completing training and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) hours building at McAir may provide options and access with the airlines.

Training to become a pilot may open doors to various opportunities**, click to see additional pathways.

*McAir Aviation does not guarantee third-party certifications/ratings.

**Employment is not guaranteed

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