KISSIMMEE, Fla. (January 10, 2012) - Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM)
announces its airport business, SunState Aviation, has added two Cessna 162
Skycatchers to its fleet. The new aircraft give students an option to begin training for a
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Sport Pilot license at lower cost and with fewer
"It's a win-win scenario," says Steve Graham with SunState Aviation. "Students benefit
by having lower-cost options available, and the flight school benefits from lower
operational costs, which is important in this challenging economic environment."
Lower acquisition and operating costs make it possible for SunState to rent brand-new
Skycatchers at less than $100 per hour with fuel included, which is $45 to $55 less than
its current flight training and rental aircraft options. SunState flight instructors are fully
certified, meaning all instruction received for a Sport Pilot license is credited toward
meeting FAA requirements for a full Private Pilot license, should they decide to
SunState presently has two Cessna Skycatchers available for immediate use with plans
to add additional Skycatchers as demand warrants. Flight training will continue as
SunState replaces its current facility with a new, 16,000-square-foot building. A grand
opening is projected for August 2012.
About SunState Aviation
Sunstate Aviation is an FAA part 141 approved flight school specializing in accelerated
flight training for sport pilot, private pilot, instrument ratings, commercial, ATP, single
engine, multi-engine and helicopter flight training in new, technically advanced
aircraft. For more information about SunState Aviation, please visit
About Kissimmee Gateway Airport
Located just eight miles from Walt Disney World and 10 miles from the Orange County
Convention Center, Kissimmee Gateway Airport accommodates general aviation air
service 24 hours a day with two paved runways, 5,000 and 6,000 feet each. The airport
also offers full-service FBOs, flight training, aircraft storage, aircraft restoration, P-51
Mustang pilot training, T-6 Warbird adventure flights and an industrial park. Its air
traffic control tower operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Built in 1942, Kissimmee Gateway
Airport is owned and operated by the City of Kissimmee. For more information, visit
SunState Aviation's architecturally unique facility will set the tone for redevelopment of the airport's southeast quadrant
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