Posted: 10/7/2009 00:14:02
We're working on a story for Sport Aviation magazine about unusual airplanes that are available for rent. Things outside the normal rental fleet that are exciting / interesting / exotic. For example we've found places you can rent a Tiger Moth or a Stearman, an Apache on floats or an Extra 300. Can anyone suggest other examples?
Posted: 10/7/2009 21:44:21
Chandler Air Service rent out a Great Lakes - - http://www.aerobatics.com/rental.html
Posted: 10/8/2009 21:31:36
Red Stewart Airfield in Waynesville, OH (40I) rents out a C-152, C-172, Piper Arrow, J-3 Cub, Aeronca Champ, Citabria, Super Decathalon, Pitts, Stearman, and 2 Schweizer gliders. Quite a diverse line... but I like this idea about doing a story about this.
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."--- Leonardo da Vinci
Posted: 10/8/2009 21:33:17
Not exactly a rare classic, but Snohomish Flying Service (S43) rents a 1946 Champ, $70 an hr wet, great fun flying.
Posted: 10/8/2009 21:44:17
Attitude Aviation in Livermore, CA (KLVK) has a North American T6 Texan, Siai Marchetti, Great Lakes, J3 Cub, Pitts and others. Their phone number is 925-456-2276.
Posted: 10/8/2009 22:16:44
Do we have to wait for the article to find out who lets the Tiger Moth?
Posted: 10/8/2009 22:45:33
Thanks for the great suggestions, keep them coming. Attitude Aviation is a great find... know where to plan my next vacation now!
Anthony, the Tiger Moth can be rented from Van Sant Airport in Bucks County, PA -- http://www.vansantairport.com/rentalap.html
Posted: 10/10/2009 11:22:19
Stick and Rudder Aviation Watsonville, CA (WVI) 831 - 724-2759 rents a clipped wing J-3 Cub
Posted: 10/16/2009 22:39:59
I'm not sure that this quite qualifies as a rarity anymore, given their popularity relative to other LSAs, but I do have to drive most of a couple of hours, past several airports, to find a place that rents a Flight Design CTSW Light Sport Aircraft. One place that does is Hillsdale Municipal Airport (KJYM), Hillsdale in Southeast Michigan.
Has anyone generated and maintain a list of places to rent Light Sport Aircraft? The one site I've found with the most listings (http://sportpilottalk.com/FlightSchoolandRentals.htm) does not list EVERY place that I know LSA are available for rent, and no place near where I spend my days. In fact...it shows only something like 60 places renting LSA's...in the entire nation! That's not a lot.