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Bolingbrook, IL 60490

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2-Place Trainer Airplanes

The 2-place trainers in the fleet are used almost exclusively for their cost-effective training capabilities and their fun flying characteristics. These aircraft are VFR aircraft, meaning that they are suitable for training under Visual Flight Rules, or when the weather is "good".

Chicago Area Weather

Objectives


Aeronca Champ

Champ Front RightWe have a 1946 Aeronca Champion 7AC ("Champ") available! This is a tailwheel airplane, also known as "conventional gear", and seats two in a tandem (fore and aft) configuration. This uses a center stick instead of a yoke, and is currently unique in the fleet as it is a Sport Pilot-qualified airplane. This means that it is possible to fly this with only a Sport Pilot certificate. This airplane doesn't have an electrical system, so it is started by hand-propping. Don't worry, you'll get instruction in it before you do it on your own!

For more information, see the Wikipedia article on the Aeronca Champ.

Cessna 152

BatmobileWe have two Cessna 152s, known affectionately known as the "Batmobile" (a 1978 model that has graduated more private pilots than any other plane at A&M) and "Batmobile II" (a 1986 model)! They both have an intercom and GPS, while N96096 is IFR certified.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article on the Cessna 152.

Batmobile II

Specifications


Champ C152
Places 2
Useful Load 431.5 lbs 474 - 520 lbs
Cruise speed 80 KTS 107 KTS
Fuel burn 4.0gph 6.1 gph
Fuel capacity 13 gal 24.5 gal
Ceiling 12,400 14,700
Range 240NM 320NM
Avionics portable intercom
portable radio

VFR GPS (N96009)
IFR certified (N96096)
Intercom (both)



Tail Type Empty Weight Gross Weight Empty
Moment
N82889 Champ 788.5 1220 ----
N69009 152 1150.5 1670 34.129
N96096 152
1670

Disclaimer: These values for comparison only and are not to be considered official numbers.  It is the Pilot in Command's responsibility to verify any numbers used in calculating performance against official numbers found in the airplane's Operating Handbook.