Imagine seeing the world from a whole new perspective. At Black Hound Aviation, we boast an impressive fleet of aircraft for use in our flight training programs as well as for rental. Rent an aircraft to take out for a spin,maintain proficiency in our TD2 flight simulator or learn more about our planes for flight training.
Cessna 172S - N810SA "NIOSA"
This is a 2003 fuel injected 180HP Cessna. We use Cessna 172 aircraft for primary (Private Pilot) and instrument training because they have one of the best safety records of any single engine aircraft in the world. The high wing and ability to open windows keep you cooler in the long Texas summer. N810SA has a KAP-140 3 axis autopilot with GPS roll steering, and has been upgraded with an Aspen Evolution Primary Flight Display (PFD) and a Garmin GNS430W. GTX345 ADS-B In/Out provides inflight traffic and weather on the instrument panel as well as your tablet or phone via bluetooth for enhanced flight safety. Thus, by the FAA's definition it qualifies as a Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). Ten hours in TAA or complex aircraft help qualify pilots for their commercial rating.
Cessna 172M - N172JD "John Daniels"
This meticulously maintained 1975 M model is a testament to the ageless beauty and durability of the Cessna Skyhawks. N172JD has been upgraded with an Aspen Evolution glass PFD, a Garmin 650W with touch-screen display, a 180 horsepower engine and a Horton short takeoff and landing (STOL) modification (notice the wingtips). The STOL modification provides slower landing speeds, and shorter takeoff and landing distances. Modifications to this aircraft have resulted in a gross takeoff weight of 2,550 lb. With an empty weight of 1537 lb it can easily carry FOUR 180 lb persons with a full load of fuel. GTX345 ADS-B In/Out, in- flight weather and Bluetooth connectivity are also provided. Perfect flight trainer or rental for that $300 hamburger flight with friends or family.
Piper PA-32R-300 Lance
This roomy, comfortable 1975 Piper Lance is available for rental to qualified pilots, as well as for high performance and complex endorsements. It's well equipped with autopilot, Aspen 1000 PFD and MFD. Recently upgraded to Avidyne IFD540 touchscreen GPS. Beautiful, comfortable IFR long haul passenger carrying aircraft. Great for that once in a lifetime trip around the USA.
Redbird TD2 Basic Aviation Training Device (TD2 -BATD)
The TD2-BATD is an integral part of both our private and instrument training curriculum. Additionally, new regulations allow the TD2-BATD to be used without an instructor so instrument rated pilots can maintain their IFR currency, or with an instructor to practice realistic instrument failures. Highlights of this important rule making can be found at this AOPA web page. With a short 30-45 minute checkout, you can easily be on your way to flying solo instrument approaches that are just as legal as those in the airplane, at a fraction of the cost. With your choice of a Garmin G1000 or a conventional '6-pack' panel, the TD2-BATD is an ideal means to finally get that G1000 transition training knocked out, or to save time and money on your instrument rating!