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1. What airplanes does New Horizons Aviation rent?
2. What is different about the Diamond Star compared to Pipers and Cessna’s?
3. If I am used to flying Pipers and Cessna’s, is the transition difficult into the Grumman or the Diamond Star?
4. Sporty’s and other aviation suppliers offer G1000 training products that suggest 8-10 hours of training? Are these necessary?
5. What are the rental rates for the airplanes and the Instructors?
6. Does New Horizons provide training in a Light Sport Airplane?
7. Does New Horizons Aviation offer financing?

What airplanes does New Horizons Aviation rent?

We have a Cessna 152, a Diamond Star FP (DA-40 FP), a Grumman Traveler AA-5, a Piper Lance II, and a Redbird Full-Motion Simulator.  Back to Top

What is different about the Diamond Star compared to Pipers and Cessna’s?

The Diamonds are exciting, efficient single-engine airplanes that are manufactured in Austria and London, Ontario. They feature composite airframes, a control stick and a castering nose wheel. They are built for safety and are fun to fly, with very enjoyable flight characteristics in all flight regimes. The DA40 is a four seat airplane that is used for rental, Private and Instrument flight training. The DA40 features the state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 advanced avionics package.
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If I am used to flying Pipers and Cessnas, is the transition difficult into the Grumman or the Diamond Star?

Our experience is that pilots who are actively flying Pipers and Cessnas are transitioning very quickly into either airplane. A Grumman checkout will take 1-2 hours.  Checkouts typically take 2-4 hours for the DA40. The Garmin G1000 in the DA40 requires a bit more transition time.
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Sporty’s and other aviation suppliers offer G1000 training products that suggest 8-10 hours of training? Are these necessary?

While these products are effective training tools, we suggest that pilots transitioning to the G1000 spend 1-2 hours with one of our flight instructors and 2-3 hours in the airplane. This training has provided an effective framework for learning the essentials of the G1000. Those who have experience with the Garmin 430 and Garmin 530 are finding many similarities with the G1000.
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What are the rental rates for the airplanes and the Instructors?

  • The Cessna 152 rents for $99 per hour.
  • The Grumman Traveler rents for $135 per hour.
  • The Diamond Star rents for $139 per hour.
  • The Piper Lance rents for $220 per hour.
  • The Redbird Flight Simulator rents for $79 per hour.

Our airplane rental rates are “wet,” meaning that we pay for the fuel. We have a fuel reimbursement policy if fuel needs to be purchased at other locations.

Flight Instruction is $35 per hour for Private Pilot and Simulator Instruction, and $40 per hour for other Flight Instruction, including airplane checkouts, Bi-annual Flight Reviews and advanced training.
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Does New Horizons provide training in a Light-Sport Airplane?

We don’t have a Light Sport airplane in our fleet, however, our instructors are qualified for Light-Sport instruction if you own your own plane.
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Does New Horizons Aviation offer financing?

New Horizons Aviation has a relationship with Pilot Finance to offer financing for those private and advanced students who could use this assistance. The application is simple and can be completed in your home or our office. We will provide all the assistance needed to secure financing within several days for qualified applicants.
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