|Fuel Reimbursement||$3.00/gal max|
Our fleet of rental aircraft is available to the licensed pilot who has completed a check-out with an approved instructor, and to student pilots learning to fly at Elizabethtown. Our aircraft are also available for use by persons who wish to hire an approved commercial pilot for pleasure rides or aerial photography.
All of the aircraft are rented "wet", meaning the rental rate includes filling the aircraft with fuel and oil per the pilot's request. Purchase of fuel at other airports will be reimbursed up to the amount listed. Ramp or parking fees are not refundable; fuel purchased off-site to avoid incurring these charges will not be reimbursed to the renter pilot. As prices are subject to change, a quick check on the website or call to the front desk will keep you posted.
Pilots are required to be checked out in the type aircraft they wish to rent by an instructor approved by Elizabethtown Flying Service. A check-out card will be kept on file at the FBO along with a photocopy of your airman's and medical certificates.
In order to retain rental privileges, pilots are required to maintain 60-day currency, in type. Solo night flights, overnight cross-country flights, or IFR operations are prohibited without prior approval by Management on a cas-by-case basis.
Our full rental policy can be viewed or downloaded in Adobe Reader format by clicking here.
If you are considering renting an aircraft or learning to fly, the following brief descriptions may give you an idea of the capabilities of our rental fleet.
The 150 is a two seat training-oriented aircraft. It cruises at roughly 86 knots (100 mph) and will carry a useful load of around 360 pounds with full fuel. It is a high-wing configuration, giving the passenger an excellent downward view for sight-seeing or aerial photography. It is stable and forgiving, and an economical choice for student pilots. Its avionics are simple and consist of a NAV/COM, transponder, and intercom. An electronic copy of the Pilot's Operating Handbook in Adobe Reader format can be downloaded here.
Cessna Skyhawk (C-172)
The Skyhawk is similar to the 150, with a wider, roomier cabin and carries two additional passengers for a total of four seats. It cruises faster at about 115 knots (132 mph) and has a useful load of around 500 pounds with full fuel. It is also a high-wing and, with the extra cabin room, is probably the best choice for sight-seeing or photography. With flight characteristics similar to the 150, it is also a good choice for student pilots. It is equipped with a NAV/COM, transponder, and intercom. An electronic copy of the Pilot's Operating Handbook in Adobe Reader format can be downloaded here.
Piper Warrior (PA28-161)
The Warrior is also a four-seat aircraft, and offers the most comfortable interior of the aircraft in our fleet. It's low-wing configuration may slightly obstruct passengers' view of the terrain, but offers better visibility when turning. It is the fastest aircraft in our fleet at about 120 knots cruise (138 mph), and can carry around 630 pounds with full fuel. With it's speed and comfort, it is the best option for short trips. Our Warrior is equipped with a full array of modern avionics (Avidyne IFD-540 GPS/NAV/COM, L3 Lynx multilink transponder with ADS-B in traffic and weather, King KX155A NAV/COM, ADF, DME, and intercom) and is ideal for instrument practice. An electronic version of the Pilot's Operating Handbook for our Warrior in Adobe Reader format can be found here.