Sunstate Aviation Flight School is a Cessna Pilot Center that specializes in providing accelerated flight training courses and committed to providing a superior quality flight training experience.
SunState is very active flight school, and it's sometimes tough to fit in reservations at the last minute. Reservation requests made at least three days in advance of the rental have the best chance of getting confirmed.
• Pilot Shop
• Pilot Lounge
• Flight Planning Area
• Sandwich Counter
• Flight Training
• Flight Simulator
Local Procedures Briefing
Kissimme Gateway Airport - KISM
If you need refueling during the day, please taxi to Signature Flight Service on the field for fuel.
Access to Aircraft
Go to the SunState Aviation FBO on the East side of the airfield. A staff member will walk you out to the aircraft on the ramp.
There is no after-hours access to these aircraft.
What Fuel Load to Expect, and How to Change It
Each aircraft will have a full load of fuel first thing in the morning. If you require less than a full load of fuel, please contact the FBO no less than 24 hours in advance to make arrangements.
Local Airspace Considerations
Standard Departure Procedures
KISM lives under the Orlando (KMCO) class Bravo airspace. Be very aware of your location, and follow ATC procedures when departing and arriving at KISM.
Best Way to Get Flight Following
You may request flight following from Orlando Approach, but expect the request to be turned down. Orlando is a very busy airspace, and the controllers will likely be unable to accommodate your request.
Local Reporting Points
The Poinciana towers are the main reporting point. They are 4 miles due West of the field and are clearly visible on the sectional chart.
Typical TFR Considerations
There is a “permanent” TFR over Walt Disney World Resort, and the POTUS makes frequent trips to Orlando. There is also restricted airspace over the Kennedy Space Center.
Preferred IFR "gates" ATC wants you to use
This is a busy Class Bravo airspace. Be prepared to use the Orlando-area SIDs and STARs. ATC will This is a busy Class Bravo airspace. Be prepared to use the Orlando-area SIDs and STARs. ATC will provide you with you IFR clearance.
Local Airfield Operations
Taxiway / Runway Incursion Hotspots
KISM has intersecting runways. Be aware of this when getting a taxi clearance.
Taxi to the Runway
Taxiing to Rwy 15/33 is simple and straightforward. Taxiing to runway 6 from SunState Aviation will require two runway crossings.
Run Up Area
There are run-up pads at the end of each runway, in addition to the SunState Aviation ramp.
What Does The Tower Want Before You Move?
KISM tower wants to know your direction of departure and to know that your run-up is complete.
May 20, 2013, 4:16 p.m.