Little Bird is the first member of the fleet and is one of the primary flight instruction airplanes. She's a 145 HP Cessna 172. She has amazing flight characteristics and is a joy to fly.
Little Bird's rental rate for flight instruction is $200 for the aircraft and flight instructor.
Jumpy is a Cessna 182 and the second member of Little Bird Airways fleet. His rugged 235 HP engine and large oil cooler make him the perfect specimen for flying skydivers and giving high performance endorsements. Rental rate for High Performance endorsements is $260 for the aircraft and flight instructor.
Dimples is a Cessna 172 with a 180 HP Penn Yan engine conversion and a Robertson STOL kit. She was given her name due to some hail damage she got while down south.
We at Little Bird Airways embrace Dimples' dimples because, just like on golf balls, dimples make things fly better!
Dimples is a primary instruction and rental airplane and will become the instrument instruction airplane once she has a Garmin 650 GPS installed.
Dimples' rental rate is currently $160/hour wet. This rate will increase to $180/hour wet after the Garmin 650 GPS is installed.
Xerus is the most recent addition to the Little Bird Airways fleet. He is a PA-12, Piper Super Cruiser.
Xerus' mission is to help pilots get their tail wheel endorsements. Xerus was flown to Buffalo Lancaster Regional Airport from Washington State by commercial pilot Kelly Glascott. Kelly say Xerus is fun to fly and handles very well.
Tailwheel endorsements will consist of a minimum of one hour ground training and at least six hours of flight training. The cost per hour for Xerus and a flight instructor is $210. The ground school will be $60/hour.
Foxy was purchased from a very nice 92 year old veteran a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, the man used mogas (car gas) in the airplane and did not fly it for a few years. The mogas turned into a molasses like substance and the airplane could not be flown. So, Foxy was trucked to Buffalo Lancaster Regional Airport where he is undergoing renovations.
Foxy is a 145 HP Cessna 172 just like Little Bird and is hoping to take a position in the fleet as a primary flight training plane as well.