Aircraft

The following is a list of our current aircraft and rental rates:

New! - Cessna 172N - $150/Hobbs hour

The Cessna 172 is currently the most popular training aircraft in the world . It has 4 seats and is roomier than the Cessna 150 and makes a great trainer for those who are larger-framed or just more comfortable with a little more space than the 150. This model is extremely clean and modernized with updated avionics.


Cessna 150 - $113/Hobbs hour

The Cessna 150 is one of the most popular 2-seat training aircraft ever produced. It is a docile yet capable aircraft. It's a bit tight for larger-framed individuals though. Read more about it


Piper Cherokee 140 Cruiser - $130/Hobbs hour

The Piper Cherokee 140 Cruiser, part of the Piper PA-28 series of aircraft, is popular training aircraft . It has 4 seats but approaches max weight with 2 larger adults and full fuel. It's roomier than the Cessna 150 thus makes a great trainer for those who are larger-framed or just more comfortable with a little more space than the 150. This model has various speed mods to make it a faster than the stock model. Read more about it


Grumman Cheetah AA-5A - $149/Hobbs hour

The Cheetah has just been upgraded to an all-glass/electronic panel with the addition of a Dynon HDX & D10 along with an Avidyne IFD440 GPS/Com/Nav. The Cheetah is a fun, 4-place aircraft with sliding canopy for easy in/out. Read more about it


Liberty XL-2- $140/Hobbs hour

The newest aircraft at the flight school, this 2007 Liberty XL-2 is a modern, carbon-fiber fuselage aircraft with advanced avionics and engine controls. It is an extraordinarily capable IFR aircraft so is ideal for those seeking more advanced ratings or as a cross country rental. However, it is docile enough for even low-time pilots to competently handle. Equipped with a Garmin 530W/430W combo, an Aspen PFD1000, and an S-Tec 30 Autopilot it qualifies as a TAA (Technically Advanced Airplane) and thus meets the requirements for a commercial rating. Read more about it


Robinson R44 Helicopter - $468/Hobbs hour (wet)

The Robinson R44 is a very popular and capable helicopter well-suited to training and useful rental once your rating is achieved. Lavion Aero is the only helicopter training in all of West Michigan. See https://robinsonheli.com/flight-training-guide/ for Robinson Helicopter's specific training guide.


All aircraft rental rates are a 'wet' rate which includes fuel and oil.


Redbird FMX AATD -$50/Hobbs hour

The Redbird FMX Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) is a full-motion virtual reality flight simulator. This simulator can be used to log the following time:

  • 2.5 hours for Private
  • 20 hours for Instrument
  • 50 hours for Commercial ratings
  • 25 hours for ATP
  • IFR Currency (6 instrument approaches, course intercepts, and holds within 6 mo.)


Instruction

Basic instruction rate is $55 per hour. Basic instruction time includes that for sport, private, and commercial ratings.

Advanced instruction is $65 per hour. Advanced instruction includes that for Instrument, multi-engine, and CFI instruction along with high performance and complex endorsements.

Helicopter instruction is $75 per hour.

All instruction prices are for both ground and flight instruction and is billed in .1 hr increments.


Rental Agreement

It is required for all students, instructors, and renters to read and sign our aircraft rental agreement.


Payment and Billings

Aircraft and Instructor time is billed in hours and tenths of hours for actual time used. For instructors this means ground and flight instruction time.

Credit/Debit cards or checks are accepted for payment - we are not equipped to handle cash payments.

Payment for rental and instruction is expected at the conclusion of the rental and/or instruction session. Payment is made online via the scheduler (Flight Circle). Checks can only accepted via pre-arrangement and mailed to:

Lavion Aero

5923 Byron Rd

Zeeland, MI 49464