SaltAir’s Fleet


At SaltAir Aircraft Leasing INC, we boast in our impressive fleet of aircraft. Available for use in flight instruction as well as for rent. Our convenient location in Hickory, North Carolina at KHKY provides easy access to students & renters from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and the Blue Ridge Mountains! If you already have your pilots license and wish to rent one of our aircraft contact us today to set up your check flight with an instructor!


Piper Archer III  – N87W

Our Piper Archer III is a low-wing piston single-engine airplane with a tricycle type landing gear. It has a 180 HP engine, four seats, A/C, Garmin G600 glass panel and dual Garmin 430 WAAS GPS’s. With its predictable handling, simplicity, good looks, nice interior, and well-stocked panel, the Archer III makes an excellent entry-level airplane for new pilots training VFR. It is also a great airplane for training IFR! Take the Archer III on your next cross-country flight at a rental rate of $145** per hour.



Cessna  172N – N79514


The Cessna Skyhawk is the ultimate training aircraft and the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built. With forgiving flight characteristics, great visibility, a sophisticated glass cockpit outfitted with G1000 avionics, slow landing speed and a forgiving stall – the Cessna Skyhawk is a flight training favorite ideally suited for student pilots. At a rental rate of $120** per hour come and try it out for yourself!



Remos GX – N119GX

SaltAir offers you this fun, safe, easy to fly Light Sport Aircraft engineered and handcrafted in the North-Eastern part of Germany. The Remos GX offers the latest in style, comfort, cockpit innovations, and safety features. Having extreme docile flight characteristics, it’s flight controls are very light and responsive. Between the responsiveness and well-balanced structure, these aircraft have outstanding maneuverability. With a cruise speed of 100 kts, the Remos GX holds its own in cross-country performance. Exceptional visibility gives you a great flight picture; making your flight easier and more enjoyable. At a rental rate of just $110 per hour this is a great little plane to take out for a spin.



Cub Crafters Sport Cub – N743CC

SaltAir offers this finely crafted Light Sport Aircraft for your rental needs! Whether flying around town, camping or on a remote wilderness excursion, this Sport Cub always delivers. Our Sport Cub is a truly unique aircraft with its high wings, tandem-seats, and conventional landing gear you won’t want to miss out on flying this treasure. Obtain a tailwheel endorsement and challenge your skills! At a rental rate of $110 per hour it is surely the diamond in the rough! Come out and experience your stick and rudder skills as you challenge your sense of adventure.


** Beginning May 1st 2018 aircraft rental prices will increase.