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The CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation Fleet: Modern, Safe, and Cost-Effective.

One of our main goals at CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation is to provide the best experience for our students and customers. A large part of achieving that goal is to offer a well-maintained and modern fleet of aircraft.

This is why we feature the Diamond and Cessna lines of aircraft, and Redbird simulators. While Cessna has long been a standard in the training industry, Diamond has emerged as modern, safe, and cost-effective, leading the way in flight training aircraft technology. Read more about why CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation chose the Diamond platform here.

Browse our current fleet below, and if you want to experience a Diamond, contact us today.

OUR DIAMOND AIRCRAFT

Some of the finest training aircraft in the world

DIAMOND DA40NG N712LA

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2007 DIAMOND DA40 XLS N873MA

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2008 DIAMOND DA40 XLS N218DC

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2015 DIAMOND DA42-VI N42MV

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2001 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N203BL

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2005 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N342DC

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2003 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N41SE (DYB)


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2017 DIAMOND DA40 NG N913DA

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2013 DIAMOND DA40 XLT N338DS

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2005 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N141BB (DYB)

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NEW TO THE CRAFT FLEET!
DIAMOND DA40NG N712LA – $230

This Jet-A burning, modern, DA40 NG, has air conditioning! Equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics,  Synthetic Vision, ADSB in/out, GFC700 Autopilot, single-lever control, electric rudder pedals, and more! The DA40NG is a dream to fly!

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2015 DIAMOND DA42-VI N42MV

The 2015 Diamond DA42-VI has 2 Austro AE 300 Jet-A powered diesel engines with 168 HP and EECU Single Lever Control System. The interior of the aircraft features comfortable ergonomic leather reclining seats, sun glare shields and canopy lining to keep you cooler on the warm days. Equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi, Synthetic Vision Technology and Garmin GFC 700 Autopilot. N42MV is not available for hourly rental and is used for all of our multi-engine courses including: Multi-Engine Add-On Rating, Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI), Commercial Multi-Engine Initial and the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Checkride Prep Course. Checkout the Multi-Engine Courses page for more information.

photo of 2017 DIAMOND DA40 NG N913DA – $230

2017 DIAMOND DA40 NG N913DA – $230

This Jet-A burning, modern, DA40 NG, has air conditioning! Equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics,  Synthetic Vision, ADSB in/out, GFC700 Autopilot, single-lever control, electric rudder pedals, and more! The DA40NG is a dream to fly!

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2007 DIAMOND DA40 XLS N873MA – $200

The DA40 is a superb training and cross-country aircraft, offering a great balance of excellent performance and gentle handling, superb visibility, and comfort. With the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit and digital autopilot, our DA40 meets all FAA Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) requirements for the Commercial rating and is the premier platform for IFR training, cross-country time building, or taking your family for a $100 burger in style and comfort. 

  • Garmin G1000 w/WAAS & Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT)
  • Garmin GFC 700 Autopilot
  • GTX 345R ADS-B In/out with Traffic and Weather
photo of 2008 DIAMOND DA40 XLS N218DC – $200

2008 DIAMOND DA40 XLS N218DC – $200

The DA40 is a superb training and cross-country aircraft, offering a great balance of excellent performance and gentle handling, superb visibility, and comfort. With the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit and digital autopilot, our DA40 meets all FAA Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) requirements for the Commercial rating and is the premier platform for IFR training, cross-country time building, or taking your family for a $100 burger in style and comfort. 

  • Garmin G1000 w/WAAS & Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT)
  • Garmin GFC 700 Autopilot
  • GTX 345R ADS-B In/out with Traffic and Weather
photo of 2013 DIAMOND DA40 XLT N338DS – $210

2013 DIAMOND DA40 XLT N338DS – $210

In addition to having all the same avionics and features as the XLS Diamond DA40’s above, the XLT trim level model features several improvements including: increased head room, wider seats, better lumbar support, integrated sun visors, and a larger 2-blade Hartzell propeller.  Overall, the fit and finish of the XLT is superior over our other previous DA40 XLS, and makes for a superior flight experience!

photo of 2001 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N203BL – $165

2001 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N203BL – $165

This two-seat, VFR-only aircraft is the perfect training platform for new pilots. Its combination of superior performance and easy handling has made it the mainstay of the US Air Force’s initial flight training program for over ten years. Sporty and stable, the DA20 is spin-certified, perfect for CFI candidates.  Our competitive rate is also great for cross-country flights and time building for the Commercial rating. 

N203BL is equipped with Garmin G500, Garmin GTN 650 GPS/NAV/COM, GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out with Traffic and Weather

NOTE: The DA20 is not certified for IMC operations.

photo of 2001 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N203BL – $165

2005 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N342DC – $165

This two-seat, VFR-only aircraft is the perfect training platform for new pilots. Its combination of superior performance and easy handling has made it the mainstay of the US Air Force’s initial flight training program for over ten years. Sporty and stable, the DA20 is spin-certified, perfect for CFI candidates.  Our competitive rate is also great for cross-country flights and time building for the Commercial rating.

N342DC is equipped with Garmin GNS 430, Garmin GMA 340, Garmin SL40, Stratus Appareo ADS-B in/out.

NOTE: The DA20 is not certified for IMC operations.

photo of 2001 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N203BL – $165

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2005 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N141BB – $165

(AT DYB)

This two-seat, VFR-only aircraft is the perfect training platform for new pilots. Its combination of superior performance and easy handling has made it the mainstay of the US Air Force’s initial flight training program for over ten years. Sporty and stable, the DA20 is spin-certified, perfect for CFI candidates.  Our competitive rate is also great for cross-country flights and time building for the Commercial rating.

Both Diamond DA20’s at Summerville are equipped with:

  • Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel
  • Garmin GNS 430 –GPS / Nav / Com
  • ICOMIC-A220 –Com
  • L3 NGT 9000 Lynx –Transponder

NOTE: The DA20 is not certified for IMC operations.

photo of 2001 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N203BL – $165

NEW TO THE CRAFT FLEET!

2003 DIAMOND DA20-C1 N41SE – $165

(AT DYB)

This two-seat, VFR-only aircraft is the perfect training platform for new pilots. Its combination of superior performance and easy handling has made it the mainstay of the US Air Force’s initial flight training program for over ten years. Sporty and stable, the DA20 is spin-certified, perfect for CFI candidates.  Our competitive rate is also great for cross-country flights and time building for the Commercial rating.

Both Diamond DA20’s at Summerville are equipped with:

  • Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel 
  • Garmin GNS 430 –GPS / Nav / Com 
  • ICOMIC-A220 –Com
  • L3 NGT 9000 Lynx –Transponder 

NOTE: The DA20 is not certified for IMC operations.

OUR CESSNA AIRCRAFT

Tried and true training aircraft

1975 CESSNA 172M N9395H – $145 (AT CHS)

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1972 CESSNA 172M N19795 – $150 (AT DYB)
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1979 CESSNA 172N N5284D – $145 (AT DYB)

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1972 CESSNA 172M N19795 – $150 (AT DYB)

The venerable Cessna 172 has been the workhorse for flight training for over half a century.  With recently upgraded avionics, this aircraft offers the perfect introduction to flight training at a cost-effective rate.  

Recently Upgraded Avionics Suite!
  • GTN 650 GPS with TIS AND ADSB WEATHER
  • GNS 430 WAAS
  • GTX 345 ADSB IN/OUT – Bluetooth links to IPAD
  • DUAL GARMIN G-5’S
  • DUAL USB CHARGING PORTS FOR IPAD/PHONE
  • IFR Capable
photo of 1979 CESSNA 172N N5284D – $145 (AT DYB)

1979 CESSNA 172N N5284D – $145 (AT DYB)

photo of 1975 CESSNA 172M N9395H – $145 (AT CHS)

1975 CESSNA 172M N9395H – $145 (AT CHS)

OUR Redbird SImulators

REDBIRD FMX FULL MOTION SIM – $70

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REDBIRD SD AATD (AT DYB) – $60

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REDBIRD FMX FULL MOTION SIMULATOR – $70

Save money and train in our full-motion, feature-rich, FAA-approved Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD)!  Achieve the aeronautical experience required for private, instrument, and  commercial ratings in a controlled, comfortable environment. Maintain your IFR currency under the revised FAR Part 61 rules which allows using this AATD to complete IFR currency requirements without an instructor.  

Perfect your cockpit procedures and flows at half the price of renting an aircraft!

 

CRAFT has the following configurations available for Redbird Simulator training:
 
  • C172 analog gauges (w/ GNS 430 & GNS 530 navigators)
  • C172 G1000 flight deck
  • DA40 G1000 flight deck
  • SR22 G1000 flight deck
  • PA-34 (multi-engine) analog gauge (w/ GNS 430 & GNS 530 navigators)
photo of REDBIRD TD2 BATD SIMULATOR (AT DYB) – $25

REDBIRD SD AATD SIMULATOR (AT DYB) – $60

New to our Summerville office, this AATD can be logged towards your ratings and certificates!

 

CRAFT has the following configurations available for Redbird SD Simulator training:
  • C172 analog gauges (w/ GNS 430 & GNS 530 navigators)
  • DA40 G1000 flight deck
  • DA20 analog gauges (w/ GNS 430 & GNS 530 navigators)

WE ARE THRILLED TO BE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LIFESTYLE AVIATION.

What does that mean for you?

 

You’ve got the ratings, now use them to enhance your lifestyle! Aircraft ownership is the natural next step for pilots wanting to fly regularly, but finding the right plane to suit your needs can be difficult. CRAFT can help!

 

CRAFT is growing! Through our partnership with Lifestyle Aviation, we are looking to our customer base to help us fill out our fleet. We are in need of more Diamond DA40s and DA42s.

 

Most people think owning a plane is not a possibility due to the cost, but if you are currently in flight training, or you are a pilot, the most expensive aspect of flying is renting a plane. Through leaseback, you can own a plane, use it for personal use, and have CRAFT pay you to use it. Or maybe you already have a plane that is not being fully utilized, leaseback is a way to make plane ownership affordable, including huge tax benefits. Lifestyle Aviation has creative ways to make plane ownership affordable. From individual owner, leaseback, and partnership to DiamondShare.

 

To learn how Leaseback works, and discover how the tax advantages might help you, contact us now and a specialist will review your situation to see if there is a good fit for you.

 

Check out our Available Aircraft page for more details.

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