Vista Air Inc.

Our Fleet

There are a lot of benefits when training or renting here at Vista:

Here at Vista, we own all our aircraft. We have our own FBO; meaning when our airplanes need to be maintained they are only gone for a few hours instead of weeks compared to other schools. All our prices for the aircraft are “wet” (include Fuel).

We are located at Whiteman Airport in the East end of the San Fernando Valley, with the luxury of relatively low-traffic airport. Which means less time being spent waiting on clearance to takeoff and more time flying. Our two practice areas are located over Santa Clarita and Simi Valley, CA.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our aircraft. Whether it be through our extensive avionics’ upgrades to our fleet, STCs for 94UL, or through other means, we are committed to our customers’ safety and concerns.

1972 Cessna 172L Skyhawk (N19688)

Features and Specs:

  • Two (2) Garmin G5 HSI and Attitude Indicator
  • Avidyne IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM
  • GMA 340 Audio Panel with 4-Place Intercom
  • King KX155 NAV/COM
  • L3 Lynx Transponder with ADS-B In and Out
  • GI 275 Engine Instruments
  • Horsepower: 150
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL100, 100LL
  • Total Fuel Capacity: 42 Gallons
  • New Interior, New Paint and Instrument Panel
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Student Pilot Certificate or Better with CFI Endorsement
  • Minimum 2-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor
  • Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $135 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $130 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N26504

Vista Air Inc.’s first late-production aircraft with improved lighting, comfy seats, modernized instrument panel, and many more features. N26504 has a white, maroon, and gray exterior with a gray leather interior. This aircraft is a real joy to learn and travel in.

Features and Specs:

  • Cessna Nav II Package
  • Bendix King KMA 26 Audio Panel
  • Bendix King KX 155 Nav/Comm (2)
  • Bendix King KAP 140 Autopilot
  • Garmin GPS-175
  • 2 Garmin G5s
  • L3 Transponder ADS-B in & out
  • Horsepower: 160
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL100, 100LL
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Student Pilot Certificate or Better with CFI Endorsements
  • Completion of a Cross-County Solo
  • Minimum Two-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor, Including Starting Procedures and a Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $147 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $140 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

 

Features and Specs:

  • Garmin GI 275 Horizon/Multi-Function Display
  • Garmin G5 HSI
  • Garmin GNX375 GPS/ADS-B Transponder
  • Bendix/King KMA26 Audio Panel/Intercom
  • Bendix/King KX155A (2)
  • Horsepower: 180
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL 100, 100LL
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Student Pilot Certificate or Better with CFI Endorsements
  • Completion of a Cross-County Solo
  • Minimum 2-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor, Including Starting Procedures and a Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $168 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $162 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N2126F

If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line 172, it doesn’t get any better than this. Our 2007 172S (N2126F) is equipped with a Garmin G1000 Avionics suite. This aircraft has so many features it’s hard to imagine anymore. From its graphic and traffic displays in the Mode S environment to total fuel range display, it’s an experience in state-of-the-art sophistication. It is a real executive class aircraft.

Features and Specs:

  • Garmin 1000 Avionics NAV III
  • Garmin GTX 33ES ADS-B In and Out
  • TIS (Traffic Information Services)
  • Bendix/King KAP 140 2-Axis Autopilot
  • Horsepower: 180
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL100, 100LL
  • Total Fuel Capacity: 53 Gallons
  • Air Bags
  • Leather Interior
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Private Pilot Certificate or Better
  • 125 Hours Total Flight Time
  • 3-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor with 1.5 Hours Consisting of Takeoffs and Landings and 1.5 hours of Sim time
  • Completion of Garmin G1000 Course
  • Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $174 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $169 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N7744S

With 180 horsepower and outstanding performance, N7744S lets you cruise in style. This 172S has a beautiful leather interior and comfy seats.

Features and Specs:

  • Nav II Cessna Avionics
  • Bendix/King KMA26 Audio
  • Garmin GTN 750
  • 2 Garmin G5 HSI and Attitude Indicator
  • King KX155A NAV/COM
  • Bendix/King KAP 140 Autopilot
  • Bendix/King KMA 26 Intercom
  • Garmin GTX 32 Transponder
  • Garmin GDL 88 Dual-Link Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) ADS-B In and Out with Optional SBAS/WAAS GPS
  • Horsepower: 180
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL100, 100LL
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Student Pilot Certificate or Better with CFI Endorsement
  • Minimum 2-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor
  • Written Questionnaire
  • Must Also Show Familiarity with Garmin GTN 750

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and Are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $168 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $162 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N326LP

This 180-horsepower 172S is an outstanding example of the type. N326LP has a nice leather interior and handles excellent. Our 172S will deliver you in style.

Features and Specs:

  • Nav II Cessna Avionics
  • Bendix King KMA 28 Audio Panel
  • Bendix King KX155 (2) Nav/Comm
  • Bendix King KMD550 Multi-Function Display
  • Garmin 175 GPS WAAS
  • L3 Transponder with ADS-B in & out
  • King KAP 140 Autopilot with Altitude Hold and Pre-Select
  • ADS-B In and Out
  • Horsepower: 180
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL100, 100LL
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Student Pilot Certificate or Better with CFI Endorsements
  • Completion of a Cross-County Solo
  • Minimum 2-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor, Including Starting Procedures and a Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $168 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $162 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N828SP

With 180 horsepower and outstanding performance, N828SP lets you cruise in style. This 172S has a beautiful leather interior and comfy seats.

Features and Specs:

  • Nav II Cessna Avionics
  • Bendix King KMA 28 Audio Panel
  • Bendix King KX155 Nav/Comm (2)
  • Bendix King KAP 140 Autopilot
  • Garmin GPS 175 WAAS
  • Garmin G5 (2) HSI/AI
  • L3 Transponder with ADS-B in & out
  • Horsepower: 180
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL100, 100LL
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Student Pilot Certificate or Better with CFI Endorsement
  • Minimum Two-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor
  • Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $156 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $150 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N501ER

Our new 172S has the following updates: New paint April 2022, Sherwin-Williams Jet Glo tri-color scheme, LED landing and taxi lights, New upholstery May 2022, New pilot and co-pilot windows, New skylights, New windshield and Rosen visors.

Features and Specs:

  • Garmin 430 WAAS GPS
  • Dual Garmin G5
  • Appaero Stratus ES w/ WiFi to couple with iPad
  • S-TEC System 30 2 axis with altitude hold autopilot
  • PS Engineering Inc. PMA 8000B audio panel
  • Garmin 496 GPS w/ panel docking station
  • BendixKing KX165A Comm
  • Garmin CDI
  • BendixKing CDI
  • Weight and Balance

 

Rental Requirements:

  • Student Pilot Certificate or Better with CFI Endorsement
  • Minimum Two-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor
  • Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $168 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $162 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N6403V

At Vista Air Inc., we are very proud to announce that our Cessna 172RG N6403V has had some upgrades and refurbishments performed for 2018. With this fun-to-fly, retractable gear aircraft, you can get your complex aircraft rating, and it’s the perfect cost-effective commercial pilot training aircraft.

Features and Specs:

  • GNS-530W WAAS GPS/NAV/COM
  • King KX155 Nav/Com
  • Garmin G5 (2) HSI/AI
  • L3 Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B In and Out
  • GMA-347 Audio Panel and 4-place intercom
  • Newly Upholstered Seats and Carpet 2018
  • New Paint (2018)
  • New Windows (2018)
  • Horsepower: 180
  • Fuel Type: UL94, UL100, 100LL
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Private Pilot Certificate or Better
  • 125 Hours of Total Flight Time
  • 25 Hours in Complex Retractable Gear Aircraft
  • Minimum One-Hour Check Out with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor or a 5-Hour Checkout in Lieu of the Above 25-Hour Requirement
  • Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $145 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $139 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

N94MN

With its recent interior upgrade to a great performance, Vista Air Inc.’s 182 is a true four-seat aircraft with state-of-the-art avionics. N94MN is an excellent cross-country aircraft with a great useful load.

Features and Specs:

  • PS Engineering PMA 7000B Audio Panel
  • Bendix King KX165 Nav/Comm
  • Garmin GNS 530AW TAWS
  • Garmin GFC 500 Auto Pilot w/ 3 axis and electric trim
  • Garmin 345 Transponder WAAS ADSB in & out
  • Garmin G5 (2) HSI/AI
  • Weight and Balance
  • Checklist

Rental Requirements:

  • Private Pilot Certificate or Better
  • 100 Hours Total Flight Time
  • Two-Hour Checkout with a Vista Air Inc. Instructor with 1 Hour Consisting of Takeoffs and Landings
  • Written Questionnaire

Cost:

All Prices Include Fuel and are Based on Hobbs Time

  • $189 per Hour (Regular Rate)
  • $182 per Hour (Block Rate*)

*To qualify for the block rate, the renter or student must make an initial deposit of $1,500 and maintain a minimum of $750 in their account.

It is the student/renter’s responsibility to verify that they are in block.

 

Vista Air's Redbird LD Flight Simulator

 
We are excited to announce that we received our REDBIRD LD Flight Simulator.
 
Expand your training capabilities and keep your skills sharp. The versatile Redbird LD is the perfect solution for our flight school and individual pilots that need the power of a Redbird simulator. Like the FMX and SD, the LD is FAA certified as an Advanced Aviation Training Device and comes equipped with all of the standard features of a Redbird SD, but without a cockpit enclosure and pilot seats.
 

The Redbird LD is ideal with its wrap-around visuals, realistic feedback flight controls, and interchangeable cockpits. It’s a fantastic addition for the individual pilot dedicated to maintaining instrument currency and keeping skills sharp when they can’t be flying the real thing. It’s also ideal when practicing emergency procedures during your training.

Cost:

All prices are based on Hobbs time

  • $80 per hour

Minimum Daily Charges

Minimum Daily Charge
Applies when aircraft is scheduled for four or more hours or overnight.
Rental of 24 hours or more requires account to be in block.
Monday through Thursday 2 hours N94MN exception*
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3 hours N94MN exception*
 – N94MN 1 hour Monday – Thursday
 – N94MN 2 hours Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Pilot Qualifications

Vista Air requires non-owned aircraft insurance (renter’s insurance) for the make and model of the aircraft to be rented. $25,000 damage liability limit. We are insured with Endurance Assurance Corp. with W. Brown and Associates, deductible of $3,500. Our agent is Bramar Associates Insurance services, Inc, 805-237-0666.

Vista Air requires a checkout by one of our instructors for each type of aircraft to be rented (172 carburated, 172 fuel-injected, 172RG, 172 NAVIII, 182 and PA-28).

Checkout is also required for runway 30, Big Bear Airport, and Catalina Airport. The pilot in command must be checked out by Vista.