The Cessna 172 is a widely used training aircraft due to it's stability, safety, and ease of operation. This is the first aircraft you will learn to fly in. All of Walla Walla University's aircraft are well maintained and fully equipped with modern radio and navigation equipment. Our 172s are equipped with Garmin 430 WAAS IFR GPS further adding to the capability and safety of the flight in instrument and visual conditions.
The Beechcraft Duchess is a multi-engine aircraft that you will train in to learn the differences between operating a single-engine and multi-engine aircraft. Our Duchess is equipped with Garmin avionics, including the GNS-530 and GNS 430 WAAS IFR GPS units, the GTX 330 Mode S Transponder with traffic alert, and a Century III Autopilot for advanced systems training.
The Piper Arrow is a complex aircraft with retractable gear, variable pitch propeller, complex systems, and a more power than the Cessna 172s. Students begin flying this aircraft when you start training for your commercial pilot's certificate.
Frasca TruFlite Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD)
Our Frasca TruFlite was purchased through grants for the program in 2008. It's an advanced aircraft training device capable of being configured for training in various aircraft. It has been certified by the FAA for certain flight training activities and is an invaluable tool in providing hands-on training for emergency procedures.