SunState Aviation Adds New Aircraft, Sport Pilot License Option

 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

 

training hours.

 

 

"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

 

upgrade.

 

 

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

 

www.sunstateaviation.com.

 

 

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

 

www.kissimmeeairport.com.

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