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





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