When you’re learning to fly, you’re going to first fly in a single-engine aircraft. And after you get your wings and are ready to buy your first plane, you’re probably going to be looking at single-engine aircraft options. So with that in mind, we’ve created a good intro list to some of the best single-engine aircraft available.
The Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse
What gives the Diamond DA20 its lasting power? The plane has been in production for over two decades and has amassed a solid following of fans all over the world. Some say it’s the smooth handling that makes for the perfect trainer. Others argue it’s the durability and low operation cost. Or it could be the sleek and sporty appearance that grabs the attention of everyone who sees it. CTI is so impressed with it you’ll find it at both our Florida and Tennessee campuses.
The Cessna Corvalis
Why is the Cessna Corvalis such a single-engine aircraft favorite? Maybe it’s the speed. The aircraft is also known as the Cessna 400 TTx, this aircraft delivers more speed than any other aircraft in its class. The top cruising speed reaches 270 mph with a range of 1200 miles. The four-seat aircraft allows pilots to bring passengers along which is extra incentivizing. Flying with friends is always better.
The Piper Arrow
The single-engine aircraft has earned a reputation as one of the best complex trainers available. The Piper Arrow is the best single-engine aircraft for pilots who want the combination of automatic landing gear (reducing the risk of landing with wheels up) and a powerful engine. This trainer maintains its popularity 50 years after it was first made. Experience a Piper Arrow yourself at our Florida flight school.
The WACO Great Lakes 2T-1A-2
The WACO Great Lakes is a cult classic single-engine aircraft. It has the appearance of a 1930s biplane, but with the comfort and handling of a modern aircraft. The open-cockpit design is perfect for aerobatics making it a perfect trainer for prevention and recovery training.
The Mooney M20 has retained its popularity since the first production model was released back in 1955. This classic originally featured wooden wings but was later replaced with metal. The four-seater Mooney M20, like the Cessna, is a great choice for pilots looking for extra passenger room.
There are so many great single-engine aircraft out there, this list can only provide a snapshot! Why not come and fly some for yourself at CTI Professional Flight Training? Whether you’re near Memphis or Fort Lauderdale, we’ve got the perfect aircraft to get you off the ground. Get in touch today to find out more!
These five single-engine aircraft give you a good idea of the best of the best in single-engine aircraft. However, we’ve only given you a small taste of what these machines are capable of. You’ll want to experience these planes first hand to find out which one you like most. Get in touch with CTI Professional Flight Training School in Memphis or Tennessee and find out what we have to offer for our new students.