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 $230 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 $300 for the aircraft and flight instructor.
Maggie is the newest member of the Little Bird Airways fleet. She is a 145 HP Cessna 172, just like Little Bird. Maggie will also be used for primary instruction at the rate of $230/hr.
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. Tailwheel instruction is given by Dennis Borkowski, the premier tailwheel instructor in western New York.
Tailwheel endorsements will consist of a minimum of one hour ground training and at least six hours of flight training, however, most pilots need 15-25 hours of instruction to develop the skills needed to obtain the endorsement. The cost per hour for Xerus is $180/hour and $75/hour for the flight instructor.
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.