Options to rent a DA-40 in the Philadelphia area?

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Options to rent a DA-40 in the Philadelphia area?

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Hi everyone,

I got my private pilot certificate late last year, and did all of my training in DA-40's at KLOM. The school there has gotten rid of their Diamonds, and I am trying to figure out what to do.

The closest airports to me are KLOM, KPNE, and KOQN. As a non-student, I can only rent Cirrus aircraft at KLOM, which doesn't interest me for various reasons. Yesterday I did my first flight at KPNE in an Archer II, and I wasn't impressed with the airframe.

Long-term, I plan to purchase/enter a partnership/do the Diamondshare thing on a DA-40, but realistically, that's a few years off. In the meantime, I would like to keep flying a DA-40.

Does anyone out there know of any DA-40s for rent in the Philly area that I have overlooked? Or any other advice on how to keep flying one?
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Re: Options to rent a DA-40 in the Philadelphia area?

Post by curts63 »

Not sure if KXLL is too far? Fly Gateway Aviation is there, part of the same people at KLOM with the Cirrus planes. They fly Diamond aircraft. They're on the south side of Allentown,PA.
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Re: Options to rent a DA-40 in the Philadelphia area?

Post by Jisphil »

I’m having the same issue with LOM. I’ve started renting from OQN. They have both cirrus and sling 2 seater LSA. I’m also looking for a partnership or flying club with open membership
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