Flying Clubs of Pakistan

Aircrafts Operated by Flying Clubs of Pakistan

In Pakistan, there are many flying clubs in the major cities and every year a great number of students earn their flying licenses. The Cessna’s aircraft are used for the initial training of student pilots the famous one is the Cessna 172 aircraft which is very simple, easy to use, and has outstanding handling quality. The largest fleet size with diverse aircraft is in the Hybrid Aviation flying club.

1. Karachi Aero Club fleet

The Karachi Aero Club uses four different aircraft for training their cadets. Moreover, they also facilitate non-members/Check flight flying by charging an extra 1000 PKR.

  1. Cessna 150 (AP-ALU)
  2. Cessna 152 (AP-BBS)
  3. Cessna 172 (AP-BMQ)
  4. Diamond DA 40 Diamond star (AP-BNQ)

2. Rawalpindi Flying Club fleet

Rawalpindi Flying Club which is located at the old Benazir Bhutto International Airport Chaklala Cantt contains a fleet of 3 different aircraft.

  1. Cessna 150 (AP-BKR)
  2. Cessna 152 (AP-BAW)
  3. Cessna 172 (AP-BJZ)

3. Askari Flying Club fleet

Askari Flying Academy has a fleet of 3 aircraft that are equipped with the latest Garmin 300 and Garmin 1000 Avionic systems.

  1. Cessna 152
  2. Cessna 162 (AP-ZBJ)
  3. Cessna 172
  4. Redbird Simulator MCX

4. Multan Flying Club fleet

Multan Flying Club was established in 1956 and trained more than 1500 pilots who are serving in the national flag carrier airline PIA.

  1. Cessna C 421
  2. Piper PA-23 Aztec
  3. Cessna 172
  4. Cessna 150

5. Hybrid Aviation fleet

Hybrid Aviation is a flying club based in Lahore that successfully operates 9 aircraft that properly comply with all the necessary safety and CAA rules.

  1. Cessna 421C (AP-BDL)
  2. Cessna 414A (AP-BJE)
  3. Diamond DA42 (AP-BMR)
  4. Cessna 310P (AP-AVS)
  5. Cessna 182 (AP-BGD)
  6. Cessna 172
  7. Storm Rally 105 (AP-ZBS)
  8. Cessna 152
  9. Cessna 206 (AT-ATS)

6. Airborne Aviation fleet

Airborne Aviation is a flying club near Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. The club was founded in 2012 by overseas Pakistanis.

  1. Cessna 152
  2. Cessna 172
  3. Cessna 206
  4. Storm rally 105

7. Sky Wings Flight Academy fleet

Sky Wing Aviation is located in Karachi and training pilots for more than 3 years.

  1. Cessna 172
  2. Cessna 152
  3. Cessna 150

8. Air Eagle Aviation Academy fleet

Air Eagle Aviation Academy is based in Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

  1. Cessna 172 (P&S)

Aircraft details used by Flying Clubs Pakistan

Cessna 150

The Cessna 150 is a single-piston, high-wing, 2-seated tricycle-gear plane that was introduced in 1959. The airplane comes in four different varieties: standard, commuter, trainer, and patroller. The standard and trainer have got the same specifications but the major difference is in cockpit appointments. The commuter variant has more speed and range as compared to other variants. The aircraft was primarily designed for training, touring, and personal use. Even the Cessna market 150 is the “world’s premier trainer” aircraft. The service ceiling of this aircraft is 15,300 ft. with a top speed of 107 mph. Overall handling qualities of the aircraft are great, the plane is very simple, robust, and easy to fly. That’s why the Cessna 150 is considered the best trainer aircraft.

Cessna 152

The Cessna 152 is a high-wing, dual-seat, and single-piston engine with tricycle gear. Its structural design is taken from the previous popular model Cessna 150. The aircraft is used for general utility and limited aerobatic flights. The aircraft is certified to fly in VFR/IFR condition day and night when equipped with F.A.R. 91 or F.A.R. 135. Therefore, having a more powerful engine makes the plane compatible with instrument flight.

Cessna 172

The Cessna 172 is a high-wing, 4-seater, and single-piston engine with a tricycle landing gear airplane. One of the most stable aircraft for flight training. The C-172 is a perfect choice for every flying club around the globe. That’s why it is considered to have higher production value than any other aircraft in history. The Cessna was first introduced in 1956 and is still in the production unit with new and upgraded variants.

Diamond DA40 Diamond star

DA 40 Diamond Star is a light aircraft lower wing, single-piston engine, and four-seater with tricyclic landing gears. The aircraft had its first flight in 1997 and still is the production unit that comes with new and modern equipped technology. Austria and Canada are the ones making this aircraft. The DA 40D variant is powered by Thielert engines with 135 hp. The outstanding handling and flying through hard IFR conditions make the DA40 suitable for primary flight training and personal transportation.

Diamond DA42

DA 42 Twin Star is 4-seater, twin-engine propeller light aircraft that is used for utility, touring, and training purposes. It is approved to fly under both VFR and IFR conditions. The diamond started its production in 2002 and is still in the production unit. The aircraft is equipped with the latest Garmin NXi avionic system. The most recent variant is DA42-VI which consumes less fuel and gives faster speed.

Cessna 162 SkyCatcher

Cessna 162 known as SkyCatcher is an American-built 2-seater, high-wing aircraft that is powered by a single piston engine. Their production period is from 2009 to 2013. The Cessna markets this aircraft for training as well as for personal usage. The aircraft has faced a market failure because it failed to meet the original target price. Cessna had sold 275 C-162 before it canceled the program entirely. The aircraft has a certificate of light sport Aircraft LSA which allows a sports pilot to fly this plane without having a medical certificate.

Piper PA-23 Aztec

Piper PA-23 is a low-wing, twin-piston engine having 4-6 seats light aircraft. This aircraft is also been used by military forces of different countries. The manufacturing period was from the 1950s to the 1980s in the United States. It is powered by two Lycoming O-540 piston engines that supply a total power of 372 KW. It comes with electro-mechanical tricyclic landing gears. The aircraft is certified to fly in day and night VFR/IFR operation and is equipped with F.A.R 91 or F.A.R 135.

Cessna 421C

The Cessna 421 known as a golden eagle is a twin piston engine, 6-7 seater light aircraft. It consists of tricyclic retractable landing gears. The aircraft is a pressurized version of the Cessna 411 with a large nose and wing span. The aircraft is also used in military operations in different countries.

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Cessna 414A

Cessna 414 is a low-wing, light, pressurized aircraft that took its first flight in 1968. It is powered by 2 piston engines and has 6-8 seats in the cockpit. It is produced from 1968 – 1985 by the United States. The improved version 414A chancellor came into service in 1978 with a narrow vertical tail and longer span and nose. The aircraft comes with the retractable tricyclic landing gear.

Storm Rally 105

Storm Rally 105 is a light aircraft, developed in Italy. It comes in two variants, one is ultralight and the other is light sport aircraft. The Ultralight consists of 2 seats and a single-engine Rotax 912 that gives 75 KW of power. The Rally is a strut-braced monoplane with a tricyclic landing gear configuration.

Cessna 206

C-206 is a 6-seater aircraft that came into service in 1964. The family of Cessna 205, 206, and 207 is primarily known as stationair. The C-206 is known as a super skywagon in the market. These are light aircraft with a high-wing, single-piston engine. The aircraft is been used for commercial air as well as personal use.

Cessna 182

Cessna 182 is a 4-seater tricyclic gear having a single piston engine of Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5. It is a high-wing, light utility aircraft manufactured in the United States in 1956. The design is based on its previous C-180 model and it’s from a top-used plane that’s why it is still in the production unit. This plane is also one of the bestselling plans in the general aviation sector.

Cessna 310 P

Cessna 310 is a low-wing, 4-6 seater with twin engine cabin monoplane that was put into production after WWII. Introduced in 1954 and remained in the production unit until 1980. The C 310 P model was produced in 1969 with a Continental IO -470 –VO engine with a shorter nose gear leg. It comes with retractable tricyclic landing gear and is approved to fly in both VFR/IFR conditions during night and day when equipped with F.A.R. 91 or F.A.R. 135.

Redbird Simulator MCX

The Redbird MCX is an advanced aviation training device with a dual yoke and rudder which is very helpful for CRM. It is certified by the FAA with complete terrains and an airport database system. Some of the features are an electric motion platform, +200 wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, 2 pilot training cockpits, etc.

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