Mish Aviation Flying School Training Fleet
Mish Aviation Flying School boasts two Cessna 172R’s – 872FS and 713FS equipped with traditional round dial gauges. They also both feature the Garmin 430 GPS system.
The 713FS is equipped with a Garmin 1000 glass panel display system. All two aircraft have the Lycoming O-360 engine with 160hp and get 11gph.
We also own a Piper PA23-250 Aztec – Twin engine piston aircraft with retractable landing gear. The PA-23-150 Apache seats up to 4 passengers plus 2 pilots.
Piper PA23-250 Aztec
The PA-23-250 Aztec is a true six-seater which was derived from the PA-23 Apache but with larger engines and a bigger tailplane, an all-moving stabilator replacing the Apache’s conventional fixed surface/elevators. The tube frame fuselage and standard Piper wing was retained.
With 2 x 250hp replacing 2 x 160hp, the Aztec addressed all of the underpowered Apache’s shortcomings; speed, payload and more. In fact, the Aztec was so successful that Piper quickly considered building a ‘Super Aztec’ with eight-cylinder IO-570 engines producing 390hp per side.
Arguably the first private aircraft that you have seen is the Cessna 172. Over 50% of the world's pilots started their training in the Cessna 172. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single engine piston aircraft with a high fixed wing made by the Cessna Aircraft Company (now known as the Textron Aviation Company).
First flown in 1955, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft in the world. The Cessna 172 was used in most pilot training facilities across the united states for decades and was the flight instructor aircraft of choice..
The Cessna 172S is powered by a Lycoming IO-360-L2A producing 180 horsepower (134 kW). The maximum engine rpm was increased from 2,400 rpm to 2,700 rpm resulting in a 20 hp (15 kW) increase over the "R" model. As a result, the maximum takeoff weight was increased to 2,550 lb (1,157 kg).
With simplistic flight characteristics, great visibility and a sophisticated glass cockpit outfitted with GARMIN G1000 avionics, the Cessna Skyhawk piston boasts a slow landing speed and a lenient stall. These characteristics make it a flight training favorite ideally suited for student pilots and it’s perfectly designed to help you soar.