Owen Sound Flight Services operates Cessna 172 aircraft for flight training, sightseeing, rental and charter purposes. The Cessna 172 is one of the most popular training aircraft out there, and its high wing configuration makes it ideal for sightseeing flights. We currently have 3 Aircraft, all of which are 1976 Cessna 172 M models:
Cessna 172M C-GCTJ
The flag-ship of the fleet, CTJ has been making pilots for as long as any of us remember. We frequently hear stories decades-old of first-solos on our aircraft. With fresh paint in 2018 we’re excited for the decades to come!
Cessna 172M C-GFWQ
Purchased in 2014, FWQ has been a great platform for both IFR and VFR training and leisure. Featuring a Garmin 530 GPS/NavCom, new Garmin G5 HSI/backup attitude indicator, and digital transponder, FWQ lets us go more in-depth with modern equipment.
Cessna 172M C-GVLD
Our newest (to us) 172, VLD has been online since summer 2017. With a digital transponder, and new ICom radio in 2019, it’s a solid platform. At over 20,000 hours on the airframe, many first flights, solos, and licences have happened on VLD, will yours be next?
Our Flight Simulator is an awesome addition to our training fleet. Based on the foundation of Precision Flight Controls hardware, we have made significant upgrades and modifications to create a truly immersive experience for single or multi-engine. Our Simulator is a Level 2 Flight Training Device certified by Transport Canada.
Students working towards a Private Pilot Licence can log 3 of the 5 hours of required instrument time on our Sim. For Night Ratings, 5 of the 10 hours can be done in the sim. Aspiring Commercial Pilots can do 10 of the 20 required hours in the Sim, and pilots working towards an Instrument Rating can do 20 of the required 40 hours of instrument time in the Sim.
Featuring a Garmin 530 replica, the Flight simulator is a valuable tool for perfecting instrument procedures, and is an affordable alternative to doing the flying in the aircraft. The simulator rents out Dual for $125/hr compared to $225/hr for an hour of Dual in the aircraft! Aspiring Instrument Rating pilots can benefit greatly by spending many hours in the Sim practicing Holds and Approaches at reduced cost!