It is not uncommon for flight school aircraft to be considered second tier as it relates to current technology. While older aircraft are still completely safe and effective for training, CAU believes that investing in high quality aircraft and advanced technology is a big part of providing excellent aviation training to our students.

It’s important to stay informed about the evolving world of aviation technology to make sure we are turning out students who are ready for their career in aviation. Our fleet of aircraft and flight simulators represent our high standards.


Check out the CAU fleet:

2015 Cessna 172 G1000


The ultimate training aircraft, students in the CAU professional pilot program begin their pilot training in the four-seat, 180-horsepower Cessna Skyhawk. The flight deck is powered by the Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

Cessna 210 Centurion


A high performance single-engine aircraft with five seats and 310 horsepower, this aircraft features a retractable landing gear and will be used in complex aircraft training.

Baron 58


A twin-engine aircraft, the Beechcraft Baron provides CAU students the opportunity to fly a more complex aircraft with fully retractable, tricycle landing gear.

Flight Training Devices

Redbird MCX 172 Configuration
Dual Control Motion

The MCX flight training device comes with a dual yoke, dual rudders, full motion, and Garmin G-1000 cockpit, which provides enhanced training for our students. The dual controls allow both the instructor and or co-pilot to demonstrate maneuvers from the right seat. The dual yoke and dual rudder pedals also allow for simultaneous control from both the left and right seats.

Redbird SD 172 Configuration
Single Control

The SD is a fully enclosed flight training device with and Garmin G-1000 cockpit that provides a realistic training environment. The SD features is single yoke and single rudder simulator along with its full enclosure create an ideal training platform for standard flight training as well as instrument flight training.

Frasca Baron 58P Configuration
Twin Dual Control

The Frasca Barron 58 is a dual yoke and dual rudder flight simulator allowing for both the instructor and or co-pilot to control the simulator from both the left and right seat. This simulator will be used for multi-engine flight training and provided realistic handling and performance of a twin engine Beechcraft Barron aircraft.