Learning to Fly on SportCruiser Aircraft

The Best Tools for Our Students

Obtaining a pilot certification isn’t as much about the day of your checkride as it is about the journey. When undergoing flight training, a student will gain a number of insights and skills that can continue to make an impact long into their future— and a large part of that overall experience is spent in the air. 

At FLT Academy, we want all future pilots to have the best possible flight training experience, flying top-of-the-line aircraft that are both safe and beneficial to their education. For this reason, we own a large fleet of Sport Cruiser aircraft which we use in our training. We made this decision by weighing our collective flying experience, concern for safety, and understanding of flight technologies. 

Improved Technology and Safety

When speaking about the smooth operation of an aircraft, it all starts with the electrical system. Within the electrical system of each Sport Cruiser aircraft, there are a number of checks and balances that ensure everything works properly during every flight. There are also several advanced features that ensure pilot and instructor safety at all times, even in the event of an emergency. 

Parachute System

Even though in-flight crises are rare, at FLT Academy we want to make sure there is always a failsafe when it comes to emergency situations and responses. For this reason, our aircraft include parachute systems that can be activated at the pull of a handle. Not only does this add a measure of safety, but also allows for more peace of mind while in the air— not just for pilots but for friends and loved ones on the ground. The parachute systems found within each of our planes have a 100 percent survival success rate when used in the real world and within manufacturer limitations. 


Our fleet of Sport Cruiser aircraft comes equipped with the following:

  • Locking canopy
  • Canopy lock signalization
  • Flight controls on left & right side
  • Adjustable pedals (both seats) with brakes
  • 4-point seat belts (both seats)
  • Wing locker in each wing
  • Locking fuel tanks (2x 15 gallon)
  • Electrical aileron trim
  • Electrical elevator trim
  • PTT & trim settings on control stick
  • Electrical flap setting, indicator on MFD
  • Dual hydraulic brakes
  • Parking brake
  • Spats
  • Positional, strobe & landing light
  • Canopy sunshade
  • 12V jack plug

Avionics and Instruments

Each aircraft also includes the following avionics and instruments:

  • 2x SkyView SV-HDX1100 touch screen both with back-up battery SV-BAT-320
  • SkyView Internal Autopilot (*)
  • SV-AP-PANEL Autopilot control panel (*)
  • SV-KNOB-PANEL Knob control panel (*)
  • Primary air data, attitude, heading reference system, SV-ADAHRS-200
  • Back-up air data, attitude, heading reference system, SV-ADAHRS-201
  • SkyView SV-GPS-2020 built-in GPS
  • SV-MAP-270 navigation software
  • Transponder (S-Mode Class 2)
  • SV-EMS-220 Engine Monitoring Module
  • OAT Probe
  • Pitch Trim Indicator on MFD
  • Aileron Trim Indicator on MFD
  • ADS-B receiver SV-ADSB-472
  • VHF + NAV/COM Garmin GNC 255
  • Intercom
  • ELT
  • Stall Warning

Preparation for the Future

For students who want a safe and comprehensive flight training experience, there is no better place to train than FLT Academy. Our aircraft, as well as our experienced instructors, work together to prepare future pilots for long, rewarding careers in aviation. For more information about our aircraft, or how to enroll in a program, contact us today.