Our Aircraft

Meet Our Fleet

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk has been the leading training aircraft around the world since the 1950s. With its integrated Garmin G1000 avionics suite, students are able to seamlessly advance into higher performance aircraft with minimal added cost.

Unlike other schools, Sierra Charlie Aviation utilizes just one type of aircraft, which allows students to focus on their training instead of learning different aircraft systems and avionics from flight-to-flight.

One Type of Aircraft Means Better Training

Students only have to learn and navigate one type of plane which makes learning easier

Students who learn to fly in a 172 can transfer their knowledge to any other aircraft on their production line

Students can easily step into high-performance aircraft while saving money on their initial training

Students can seamlessly fly any aircraft in the fleet instead of waiting for a particular type, which is often the case at other schools

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The Ultimate Training Aircraft for Student Pilots

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the ultimate training aircraft and the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built.


  • Engine: Lycoming IO-360
  • 180 HP
  • Fuel Injected
  • Max Range: 640 Nautical Miles
  • Max Cruise Speed: 124 kts
  • Max Occupants: 4
  • Useful Load 841 lbs
  • Takeoff Ground Roll: 960 ft
  • G1000 integrated avionics suite
  • Enhanced visibility
  • Economical power
  • Built for training
  • Room for observers
  • Advanced LED lighting