Cessna Rentals

Cessna Rental: Why it’s the Right Choice for Flyers

Cessna rental is an excellent choice if you want to take your piloting skills up a notch. Cessna offers the perfect combination of size and power that will have you soaring through the sky in no time! With the reliable Lycoming engine and a roomier cockpit to stretch out in, Cessna aircraft are a classic yet budget-friendly choice for many pilots, making it one of our most popular selections.


Classic, reliable, and roomy.

Instructor rates range from $110 – $125/hr

History of Cessna Aircraft

The Cessna Aircraft Co. was founded in 1927 by Clyde Cessna. Cessna had a passion for flying, and his company quickly became one of the most successful aircraft manufacturers in the country. The first Cessna airplane was built in Wichita, Kansas, and could carry two passengers. 

Clyde Cessna continued to design and build planes until he died in 1954. The Cessna Aircraft Co. is now a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., which also owns Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft. 

Today, Cessna is the world’s largest manufacturer of general aviation aircraft. Cessnas are used for personal flying, business travel, instruction, directing, and government business. Cessna 172S, the most widely used trainer aircraft in the world, was traffic with Garmin. Cessnas can be found all over the globe – from Antarctica to China!

Our Cessna Rates

Renting a Cessna from Santa Monica Flyers is a great way to get your flying fix at the best rate without buying your own plane. Cessna Skyhawks start at $195/hour wet. “Wet” means the cost of fuel is included in the rate. 

You can also rent Cessnas for weekend getaways or longer trips with approval from management. Prices vary depending on the duration and destination of your journey.

Can I fly Cessna's internationally?

Cessna 172S is approved for international flights under the Cessna Aircraft Company’s STC SA00420SW.

What requirements and training are needed to fly a Cessna?

It’s easy to rent Cessnas from Santa Monica Flyers if you meet the following requirements:

  • Cessna checkout with one of our CFIs
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Minimum third-class medical certificate or higher, depending on pilot experience level.

Why you should pick a Cessna rental over other aircraft

Cessna rentals are the perfect choice if you’re looking for an aircraft with a roomier cockpit and a more powerful engine! Cessnas are also known for their easy handling and excellent stability in air at a reasonable rate. 

Renting a Cessna from Santa Monica Flyers is the perfect way to experience all that general aviation offers. With our wide variety of Cessna aircraft available, we’re sure you’ll find the ideal Cessna rental for your needs with Garmin.

  • Cessnas are a classic and reliable choice for new pilots or renters.
  • Santa Monica Flyers has various Cessna rentals, including the Cessna 172SP, C172SP NAV III (G1000), and Cessna 172RG.
  • Rental prices start at $195/hour wet and vary depending on the duration/destination of the trip.
  • Pilots with any level of Cessna experience are allowed to rent our Cessnas with successful checkout.

How far can a Cessna 172 fly?

If you rent Cessna 172S aircraft from Santa Monica Flyers, there’s no need to worry about how far it can fly. Cessnas are known for their long range and ability to travel great distances! The Cessna 172S has a maximum gross takeoff weight (GTOW) of 2,550 pounds and an endurance time of up to six hours with full fuel tanks.

Cessna 172RGs also feature a long range with maximum endurance times of more than seven hours! If you have questions about Cessna rental or would like a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact Santa Monica Flyers today!  

Do you need insurance to rent a Cessna?

Yes, insurance is required to rent any aircraft, including Cessnas, from Santa Monica Flyers. Please navigate to our FAQ page and scroll down to see insurance requirements. The renter is responsible for the total value of the aircraft in case of damage or loss. 

What are the benefits of renting an airplane?

There are many benefits to renting an airplane, including the following: 

  • Ability to travel wherever you want, whenever you want.
  • Experience flying in a variety of different aircraft.
  • Opportunity to learn from a certified flight instructor.
  • Convenience and joy.

How does Santa Monica Flyers ensure safety and reliability?

Cessna rental from Santa Monica Flyers comes with the best safety equipment in the industry, including:

  • Full Cessna aircraft insurance.
  • $100,000 worth of liability coverage for damage to third-party property and bodily injury.
  • GPS tracking system installed on all Cessnas.
  • Local Cessna maintenance and support.

Are you interested in a Cessna rental?

When you rent Cessnas from Santa Monica Flyers, there’s no need to worry about expensive upkeep or maintenance. Cessna rental saves money and time while providing the same high level of safety and quality that you would expect if you had your own!

If you’re interested in learning more about Cessna rentals or any of the other aircraft we have available, please get in touch with us today! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. 310-800-8050