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Fleet Aircraft

Fixed Wing

USU operates its own fleet of aircraft for the Professional Pilot program, including Diamond DA40's, DA42's, as well as Piper Arrows. All instrument training aircraft are equipped with G1000 Glass Cockpit GPS systems for state-of-the-art flight training.


This aircraft is equipped with the G1000 and the most current avionics used in the industry, including auto pilot. USU students will use this aircraft to prepare themselves for both their MEL and MEI licenses. This aircraft will give USU students the opportunity to become knowledgeable with the characteristics of multi-engine flying both in VFR and IFR operations.

  • DA42Engine: TAE 125-99 2.0
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 3935.0 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 50 gal.
  • Max Altitude: 18,000 ft.
  • Max Speed: 194 kts.
  • Cruise Speed: 155 kts.
  • Landing Distance: 1,302 ft.
  • Takeoff Distance: 1,401 ft.
  • Passengers: 4


The DA-40’s advanced avionics and proven reliability makes it a great plane in which USU students earn their pilot training. This aircraft is equipped with the G1000 allowing the students to learn the systems they will be using in their carriers. This aircraft helps our students obtain their private pilot, instrument pilot, and part of their commercial pilot certifications.

  • DA40Engine: 180 HP Lycoming O-360-A4M
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 2,535 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 41.2 gal.
  • Max Altitude: 16,400 ft.
  • Max Speed: 178 kts.
  • Cruise Speed: 129 kts
  • Landing Distance: 1,529 ft.
  • Takeoff Distance: 1,200 ft.
  • Passengers: 4


The DA-40-180 is only slightly different from the other Diamond Stars. It boasts a fuel injected engine powering a constant speed propeller, allowing for higher normal cruise speed.

  • DA40Engine: 180 HP Lycoming IO-360-M1A
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 2,535 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 41.2 gal.
  • Max Altitude: 16,400 ft.
  • Max Speed: 178 kts.
  • Cruise Speed: 140 kts
  • Landing Distance: 1,155 ft.
  • Takeoff Distance: 1,175 ft.
  • Passengers: 4

TBM 700

This single engine turboprop airplane is an all-weather capable aircraft. This aircraft is a great addition to the fleet and will provide a unique experience for our students

  • TBM 700 aircraftEngine: 700 horsepower
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 7,386 lbs
    • 2,773 useful load (fuel and people)
  • Fuel Capacity: 281 gal. 
  • Max Altitude: 28,000 ft.
  • Max Speed: 285 kts.
  • Cruise Speed: 285 kts.
  • Landing Distance: 2,600 ft.
  • Takeoff Distance: 4,000 ft.
  • Passengers: 4