Lunken Flight Training Center offers aircraft rental around the clock. Pilots can rent any of our aircraft, even for multi-day itineraries.* All aircraft rental rates are “wet” per hour (includes fuel). The current hourly fuel charge is also posted in our lobby. Rates are subject to Ohio Sales Tax (7.8%) and City of Cincinnati Airport Tax (1%).
Hourly Rates (Based on Hobbs Meter )
For more information on Lunken Flight Training Center’s aircraft, see Aircraft Fleet.
All pilots desiring to rent our aircraft must complete a rental checkout. The checkout requires pilots to demonstrate normal and emergency maneuvers. Additionally, the checkout informs pilots of our company policies and practices. Pilots will complete required paperwork prior to flying.
Upon completion of the rental checkout, the Renter will be able to rent the aircraft in which they were checked out from Lunken Flight Training Center. Rental checkouts are valid for one year, and the checkout must be completed annually for renewal.
During the year, Renters must rent the aircraft from Lunken Flight Training Center at least once every 60 days, otherwise the Renter must complete at least three landings with an instructor prior to renting again. Dual instruction to complete the 60 day three landing requirement does not constitute renewal of the rental checkout. The Renter is solely responsible for maintaining currency for passenger carrying requirements per the FARs.
Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate (minimum)
- Current Third Class Medical Certificate (minimum)
- Current Flight Review
- Appropriate Aircraft Rental Exam complete
Course Minimums: 1.0 hour dual flight (minimum) ground time as necessary
Recommended: Purchase the appropriate Pilot Information Manual
1.0 to 1.5 hours dual instruction + 1.0-1.5 hours ground time for the proficient pilot is standard for the checkout.
Cirrus SR2X Transition Course
To rent our Cirrus SR20 or SR22T, pilots must complete the approved Cirrus Transition Training Course with an LFTC Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP). The transition course syllabus is a minimum of 6 hours of dual instruction (the average student requires 10 hours of training). In addition, a combination of one-on-one ground instruction and independent home study.
- Private Pilot Certificate
- Instrument Rating (For Cirrus SR22T)
- Current Medical Certificate
- Purchase Cirrus Online Training Course
Completion of the Transition Course is equivalent to a “rental checkout”. Upon completion, the Renter will be able to rent a Cirrus SR20 or SR22T from Lunken Flight Training Center. In order to Rent the Cirrus LFTC must have the Cirrus Transition Certificate on file. Rental checkouts are valid for one year, and Cirrus’ designed recurrent training event must be completed annually to renew the LFTC rental checkout.
During the year, Renters must rent our Cirrus SR20 or SR22T from Lunken Flight Training Center at least once every 60 days, otherwise the Renter must complete at least three landings with an instructor prior to renting again. Dual instruction to complete the 60 day three landing requirement does not constitute renewal of the rental checkout. The Renter is solely responsible for maintaining currency for passenger carrying requirements per the FARs.
Note: If a pilot has received training in a Cirrus within the past 12 months, that pilot may be eligible for a training credit. FAA employees required to fly a Cirrus as part of their job are also eligible for training credit. Please call for details.
Flight Review Workshop
A Flight Review (formerly known as a Biennial Flight Review) is required by FAR 61.56
and, for the current, proficient pilot, can usually be completed at or just over the minimum requirements of 1.0 hour dual flight and 1.0 hour of ground instruction.
If a pilot hasn’t flown for a significant period of time, additional dual flight and ground instruction will be required to complete a Flight Review. A custom course will be created for you, based on your performance during an evaluation lesson.
Lunken Flight Training Center is able to complete your Flight Review in any of its aircraft, or in your personally owned aircraft.*
*Rate premium applies for flight lessons given in customer owned aircraft. Instructor must named on customer’s aircraft policy prior to training.