Aircraft for Flight

Students in the Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center aviation program will fly in their first week of class in one of our state-of-the-art aircraft.

VU Aviation Flight students begin their training in one of our eight Cirrus SR20 Aircraft. Our Cirrus aircraft are equipped the latest technology available. In addition to multiple ancillary backup systems, the SR20 also features the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, designed to protect the occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment. This provides an additional measure of safety to occupants, which no other certified general aviation manufacturer in world provides as standard equipment. These combined features make the Cirrus SR20 the best suited for students to learn the skills of a beginning pilot.

Once the student has command of the Cirrus, they will move into one of the multi-engine aircraft in the VU fleet; the Piper Seminole.
The Piper Seminole has been described as the "best multi-engine trainer available today." Students will be able to perform advanced maneuvers and procedures in the VU Piper Seminole safely and skillfully.

As an aviation student, you will also be using one of several state-of-the-art Redbird simulators. Unlike many aviation programs, VU does not charge an extra fee for using simulator lab time.
From our beginning simulators called the JAY, to our two stationary simulators and our two full motion simulators, students will have the best in simulator training options.

VU aviation students learn to fly at the Eagle Creek Airpark in Northwest Indianapolis, just a few miles west of the Aviation Technology Center.