Tropicbird Flight Service operates a fleet of clean and well-maintained training aircraft including a Diamond Eclipse, an IFR equipped Cessna 172 M and a Cessna 182 S. All our planes are maintained according to the highest standards set forth by the FAA.
We watch over our aircraft very carefully, performing 50 hr,  100 hr and Annual Inspections. In addition, our maintenance staff is highly experienced with our chief mechanic having over 20 years of experience!

Cessna 182 S (N4UW) Skylane

1999 Cessna 182 S with a Lycoming O-540, 230 hp engine and three bladed Hartzell prop.
Our premier high performance aircraft Cessna has a low time airframe and immaculate interior; a full avionics suite complete with a Garmin 430 and dual Nav Com radios.
This is a perfect bird to fly around the Big Island or Inter Island with a good sized passenger load. The useful load is 1065 lbs! Perfect for bringing a few friends along for the ride!

Rate $245/hr

Cessna 172M (N73473)

1976 Cessna 172 M
Engine,180hp Lycoming O-360 conversion with a constant speed prop!
Just finished a complete makeover as of 9/19, including a total engine overhaul and re-upholstered seats.  It is IFR certified with a Garmin 430, HSI, a working autopilot system and long range tanks. Perfect for IFR training, currency flying and time building! This aircraft is very low time for a 1976 vintage Cessna with just under 4000 hours total time. Our Skyhawk is very solid and easy to fly!

Rate $195/hr.

DA-20 C1 (N325JP)

2006 DA-20 C1 Diamond Eclipse
Engine, Continental IO-240B 125 HP, fuel injected.
Avionics suite includes a GNS 530, dual radios and electric trim!
Our Eclipse received a new factory engine installed late 2017 with a complete makeover as well. She looks and feels like brand new off the factory floor, a truly sweet plane to fly!

Rate  $185.hr.