Tropicbird Flight Service operates a fleet of clean and well-maintained training aircraft including a Diamond Eclipse, a Cessna 172 L and an IFR equipped Cessna 182P. All our planes are maintained according to FAA commercial standards with both 50 and 100 hour inspections and within manufacturers' recommendations. In addition, our maintenance staff is outstanding with our chief mechanic having over 20 years of experience.
DA-20 C1 (N325JP)
2006 Diamond Eclipse DA-20 C1
Engine: Continental IO- 240B 125 HP, fuel injected
GNS 530 avionics suite, dual radios, electric trim
A truly sweet plane to fly!
1975 C-182P former Civil Air Patrol aircraft
Engine: Continental O-470-S 230 BHP
IFR Certified / Avionics: Dual KX 155 Nav Com suite, DME
Our trusty Island cruiser. Well maintained. She is easy to fly, stable in turbulence, fast,
roomy, and can hold up to 800lbs of passengers with plenty of fuel to cruise.
Cessna 172 L (N19658)
Engine Lycoming O-320 E2D 150HP
Basic VFR Instrument Panel with VOR NAV
Easy to fly, good power, familiar to all Cessna drivers!
Precision Flight Controls - CR12
Our brand new Professional Flight Controls - CR-12 Flight Simulator is a most amazing piece of equipment indeed! It is a full motion platform and really does have the look and feel of a real aircraft, unlike most desk top models.
The CR-12 is FAA approved for logging instrument flight time, up to 20 hours for the Instrument Rating. The CR-12 can also be used for Instrument flight proficiency for those pilots who want to get in some quality instrument training in an efficient time frame. The software is based on X-plane 9 and the instrument panel is coupled with a Garmin 530 GPS system. The system can simulate a whole host of various single and twin engine aircraft. This training tool is most effective for preparing any pilot for the rigors of instrument flying.