AIRCRAFT RENTAL

Imagine seeing the world from a whole new perspective. At SaltAir Aircraft Leasing & Rentals, we boast in our impressive fleet of aircraft. Available for use in flight instruction as well as for solo rental. If you already have your license and wish to rent one of our aircraft contact us today to set up your check flight with one of our instructors!

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The Ranger R7

NEW 2022 AIRCRAFT COMING SOON!!!


Click here to take a closer look at the Ranger R7.

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Piper Archer III - N87W

Our Piper Archer III, located in Hickory, NC 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 and conducting local flights. It is also a great airplane for training IFR!

SALTAIR STANDARD RENTAL PRICE      $180/HOUR
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Cessna 172 - N79514

TRAINER OF CHOICE

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk, located in Hickory, NC is the ultimate training aircraft and the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built. With forgiving flight characteristics, great visibility, slow landing speed and a forgiving stall – the Cessna Skyhawk is a flight training favorite ideally suited for student pilots. Check out the Cessna Flight Operator’s Handbook.

SALTAIR STANDARD RENTAL PRICE      $170/HOUR
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SALTAIR STANDARD RENTAL PRICE      $170/HOUR
Cessna 172 - 16VC

Our newest Cessna 172 Skyhawk, N16VC is located at the Hickory Regional Airport, KHKY.  The Cessna 172 is an excellent aircraft for flight training.

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SALTAIR STANDARD RENTAL PRICE      $170/HOUR
Cessna 172 - 63SA

Our other Cessna 172 Skyhawk, is located in Morganton, NC. It is equipped with new leather seats, a new paint job, and this aircraft is ready to take you on your next adventure! Cessna’s forgiving flight characteristics, great visibility, slow landing speed, and forgiving stall you will easily adjust to flying this plane.

SALTAIR STANDARD RENTAL PRICE      $134/HOUR
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, located in Hickory, NC, 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. Check out the Remos Flight Operator’s Handbook.

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SALTAIR STANDARD RENTAL PRICE      $50/HOUR
Redbird BATD Simulator

Come try our simulator! It is located in the SaltAir Office in the upstairs of the FBO building. This basic aviation training device hones your ability to log approaches for instrument currency. Even more so via the STEM program from Redbird students are able to watch a short video and start a simulated flight to put their newly learned skills to the test. Substitute flight time in our BATD simulator with up to 2.5hrs towards your private license and 10hrs towards instrument training . At $50 an hour it is the most economical path to maintain your 6 required approaches every 6 months for required instrument currency. The simulator allows students to graduate sooner with less total flight time needed to complete their flight training.

Rental Requirements

SaltAir requires each rental client to have FAA certifications (Private Pilot Certification or Sport Pilot Certification) and be checked out by one of our CFI's in each aircraft the client wishes to fly. Take a look at our check-out check list for each aircraft here.