Aircraft and Simulators

Unlike most flight schools and rental facilities, we chose our fleet with deliberation. We set out to find the best aircraft for each mission, while ensuring there is a logical progression through our fleet as your proficiency and horizons expand. After diligent research and much experience, we found that Diamond Aircraft were head and shoulders above the rest for our piston engine fleet. This is due to Diamond’s combination of engineering purity, modern design and commitment to safety.

When researching a light jet that embodies a pilot-centric approach to transportation, we found our answer closer to home. The Citation Mustang is what you expect from the company that produced the world’s first light single-pilot jet over 40 years ago, and the company that produces the world’s fastest commercial jet now. The Mustang culminates and distills all this know-how to make the best, safest single-pilot plane using today’s most advanced technology.

Diamond DA40

Diamond DA40

We love the Diamond DA40. Its predictable and safe handling characteristics make it an ideal primary training aircraft, while its modern design allows for a cruise speed in excess of 140 knots. This means the plane you train is in a plane you can go far in.

The excellent visibility from the cockpit combined with the traffic awareness provided by the G1000 greatly enhances safety, especially when operating in congested airspace.

The DA40 was the first to use Garmin G1000, which is now the standard in new aircraft. This avionics suite combined with the aircraft’s handling characteristics make an excellent IFR platform.

Specifications

Powerplant:

Engine
Lycoming IO-360-M1A
Horsepower
180 hp
Propeller
Hartzell 2-blade scimitar structural composite propeller

Dimensions:

Length
26 ft 5 in
Height
6 ft 6 in
Wingspan
39 ft 6 in

Weights:

Maximum takeoff weight
2,645 lbs
Useful load
860 lbs (standard equipped airplane)
Fuel capacity, usable
50 gal

Performance:

Rate of climb
1,120 ft/min
Maximum operating altitude
16,400 ft
Maximum speed
157 ktas
Cruise speed at 75%
150 ktas/10 gal/hr
Range, at 75% 45 minute reserve
720 nm
Maximum demonstrated crosswind
20 kts

*Performance specifications may vary depending on model and equipment selected

Diamond DA42 Twin

Diamond Twin Star DA42

No other plane, big or small, compares to the Diamond DA42 Twin. It combines all the newest innovations to create a massively capable, robust aircraft that turns heads while leading the way in fuel efficiency. In short, it is a carbon fiber, FADEC-controlled, jet-fuel-sipping, twin engine, glass cockpit, 1000 nm-range, deiced, not-so-furry little monster. There are few planes in which you can fly across the Atlantic comfortably, while deciding to drop down for a peek to fly between icebergs on the way.

Specifications

Powerplant:

Engine
Twin TAE Centurion 2.0 Turbo Diesel
Horsepower
270 hp total
Propeller
MT 3-blade composite constant speed, full-feathering

Dimensions:

Length
28 ft 1 in
Height
8 ft 2 in
Wingspan
44 ft

Weights:

Maximum takeoff weight
3,935 lbs
Useful load
1,174 lbs
Fuel capacity, usable (w/ Aux tanks)
72 US gal (Jet A)

Performance:

Rate of climb
1,280 ft/min
Maximum operating altitude
18,000 ft
Maximum SE ceiling
10,000 ft
Cruise speed at 80%
168 kts/12.5 gal/hr total
Range, at 80% (w/ Aux tanks)
917 nm
Economy at 60%
151 ktas/8.8 gal/hr total
Range at 60%
1,129 nm
Maximum landing gear operating speed
194 kts
Maximum demonstrated crosswind
20 kts

*Performance specifications may vary depending on model and equipment selected

Citation Mustang CE510

Citation Mustang CE510

We wanted a jet that pilots could fly without having to give up their day job but one that made them feel like they wanted to. We also wanted a jet that did what jets do—go high, go far, go fast and do it all with a spare engine on board.

The Mustang ticked all those boxes with reliability unmatched by other models and support unmatched by other manufacturers.

Specifications

Powerplant:

Engine
Pratt & Whitney Canada PW65F-A
HP/Thrust
1,460 lbf

Dimensions:

Length
40 ft 7 in
Height
13 ft 5 in
Wingspan
43 ft 2 in

Weights:

Maximum takeoff weight
8,645 lbs
Useful load
3,130 lbs
Fuel capacity, usable
385 US gal

Performance:

Rate of climb
3,101 ft/min
Maximum operating altitude
41,000 ft
Maximum speed
340 ktas

*Performance specifications may vary depending on model and equipment selected

DA42 Twin Simulator

Diamond Twin Star DA42 Simulator

At Angel City Flyers, we provide the best instruction in the best available equipment, which is why we invested in a DA42 Flight Training Device. Equipment of this fidelity is usually available only in training organizations dealing directly with corporate flight departments or airlines.

Our DA42 Twin Stimulator (sim) allows us to train you to a higher level in less time and at lower expense.  We can introduce flying scenarios with a level of safety and realism unavailable in the aircraft.  

The sim may be used for the following times:

  • 20 hours toward the instrument rating
  • 50 hours toward the commercial certificate
  • 2.5 hours toward the private certificate
  • 25 hours toward the ATP
  • IFR Currency (approaches and holding procedures)

Mustang Simulator

Our Mustang simulator is one-of-a kind in North America (except, of course, for the the second one at our San Francisco location).

By commissioning a motion-based, aircraft-specific simulator and attaining FAA on-site approval as an Advanced Aviation Training Device, we have added a unique training ability and attained insurance approval for our Citation Mustang training courses.

Along with a high degree of aircraft and systems fidelity, this device includes a worldwide visual and navigation database, and the ability to simulate scenarios and emergencies unavailable to other simulation-only training establishments.

“Angel City Flyers offers an excellent training environment, quality teachers, and first-rate equipment. They also worked around my busy schedule, and set up training times to suit my calendar.”