My name is Vernon Roberts. I am a retired FAA Air Traffic Controller. I have a Sport CFI as well as Private Pilot, Instrument, Advanced Ground and Instrument Ground Instructor ratings. I have accrued approx. 2000 hours total flight time of which 550 hours is in the Skycatcher.
I retired around the same time the FAA was implementing the Sport Pilot rule. I became very interested in the Sport concept, so interested that I began a search for a Light Sport Aircraft ( LSA ) to purchase. After much research and looking at LSA aircraft, I decided that the Cessna Skycatcher was the best LSA available.
Skycatcher N6043N, is well equipped with the dual screen G300 with XM weather. Other options installed include Rosen Sun Visors, a PLB, window air vents (no more sweating in warm wx), fire extinguisher, PM 3000 intercom, external power port and a tail skid. N6043N was also custom painted in safety orange to make it more visible in the air.
This Skycatcher is currently on leaseback with Atlantic Airways (703 779-8787) at KJYO in Northern Virginia. N6043N is available for rent to Sport (no FAA medical required) and Private Pilots or for students pursuing Sport or Private Pilot ratings.
You may Email me at C172h@aol.com with any questions.