Davison Professional Aviation Building (DAVH)
Louisiana Tech Flight Operations
Aircraft (Cessna 172)
Louisiana Tech utilizes a fleet of 10 Cessna 172R and 172S aircraft and 3 Cessna 172RGs. All of the airplanes are owned by the University and operated exclusively for the aviation flight training programs. Airplane maintenance is accomplished through a contract with Ruston Aviation, Inc.
Grumman GA-7 Cougar
Multi-Engine Training is accomplished in a 1978 Grumman GA-7 Cougar, owned by Bulldog Aviation, LLC. The 4 seat Cougar has two 160HP engines with a cruise speed of 160 Knots. This extremely safe trainer has a Vmc of 61 Knots.
FRASCA Level 6 Flight Training Device
For much of the instrument and commercial training course, students will utilize a Level 6 Cessna 172 trainer. Louisiana Tech's FTD has an avionics layout which is identical to its Cessna 172 aircraft. Situational awareness is maximized with a 270 degree wrap-around screen.
FRASCA G1000 Simulator
Professional Aviation Computer Lab
The Aviation Department has its own dedicated computer lab located in the campus aviation building with 30 computers and a computer lab located in the flight operations building with 12 computers. The computers are used by the Department for Professional Aviation courses, for student use, and for administering computerized FAA examinations.