Embry-Riddle Buys 57 Cessna 172s

Students continue training in Skyhawks.

Embry-Riddle flight students will continue training in Cessna 172s for years to come after the university signed a long-term purchase agreement for 57 Skyhawks as part of a multi-year agreement.

Cessna said 29 aircraft will be delivered to ERAU this year and the remaining 28 next year. The fleet will replace the Cessna 172s currently used in the university's flight training program at its Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, campuses.

"The Cessna Skyhawk is the workhorse of our flight program," says Jerry Kidrick, chair of the Flight Department at Embry-Riddle's Prescott campus. "The aircraft is reliable, tough, forgiving in the learning environment and is a proven design. A typical student gets the majority of their cumulative flight time in the aircraft at completion of their time with us."

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