|By Carmelo Turdo
The Cessna Skycatcher has great performance for a Light Sport Aircraft, and offers pilot and passenger a comfortable flight at 110kts with less than 10 gallons/hour fuel burn rate. It uses the proven Continental 0200 engine and conventional metal airframe construction, precluding specialty maintenance tooling needed for composite aircraft or Rotax engines. The rounded cabin design offers 44" cabin width at the shoulders, enough room to prevent rubbing elbows. Likewise, the 40" seat to ceiling height leaves plenty of headroom. Renting a Skycatcher from either Air Associates location is affordable, and learning to fly in one is a smart first step.
The roominess, great visibility and pleasant flying characteristics of the Skycatcher are illustrated in this brief video clip from a Discovery Flight taken by The Aero Experience Founder Carmelo Turdo and 2013 New CFI of the Year Rich Franzer, then a CFI with Air Associates of Missouri:
For more information on renting or training in the Cessna Skycatcher, please contact Air Associates:
Johnson County Executive Airport (KOJC)
12901 W. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS)
18600 Edison Ave.
Chesterfield, MO 63005