Flight Training

Flight Training Has Returned To Wellington

Ever Dream About Being Able To Fly A Plane In Your Spare Time?

Training Costs

Aircraft rental (wet): $85/hr
Instructor: $30/hr
Private Pilot Supplies/Kit: $150

The Cessna 172 is without doubt the most successful mass produced light aircraft in history.The first production models were delivered in 1956 and it is still in production in 2007; more than 40,000 have been built. The Skyhawk's main competitors have been the popular Piper Cherokee, the Beechcraft Musketeer and Grumman Cheetah (both no longer in production), and, more recently, the Diamond DA40 Star.

General Characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.0 m)
Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Wing area: 174 ft² (16.2 m²)
Empty weight: 1,620 lb (743 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,450 lb (1,110 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Lycoming IO-360-L2A flat-4 engine, 160 hp (120 kW) at 2,400 rpm
Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0319
Drag area: 5.58 ft² (0.52 m²)
Aspect ratio: 7.32
Lift-to-drag ratio: 7.5

Never exceed speed: 163 knots (185 mph, 302 km/h)
Maximum speed: 123 knots (141 mph, 228 km/h) at sea level
Range: 790 mi (687 nm, 1,272 km) at 60% power at 10,000 ft (3,040 m)
Service ceiling: 13,500 ft (4,120 m)
Rate of climb: 720 ft/min (3.7 m/s)
Max wing loading: 14.1 lb/ft² (68.8 kg/m²)
Minimum power/mass: 0.065 hp/lb (110 W/kg)

Whatever the case may be, Wellington Municipal Airport is your place for affordable flight training! Wellington offers flight training in our Cessna 172, one of the most utilized training aircraft in the world. We can train you for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Instrument Instructor.

Many airports offer flight training, however Wellington goes one step further. Through the development of a new Flight Training Financing program, in conjunction with Bank of Commerce, Wellington flight students can now fly their entire required hours while established on an affordable budget! Through our program students will be able to fly more often which leads to faster learning, safer learning, and will lead to you becoming a more professional, proficient pilot!

Download our PDF on our Flight Training Financing program and take the next step to fulfilling your dream