DIAMOND DA42 TWINSTAR

The DA42 is the most technologically advanced light training twin aircraft available today; representing the latest in airframe design, avionics capability and new engine technology.

The diesel engine makes this aircraft an environmentally friendly alternative and the Garmin 1000 glass cockpit with Traffic Advisory System (TAS) environment provides the most relevant preparation for the type of aircraft our trainees are likely to fly.

The engines are computer controlled through ‘fly by wire’ digital throttles eliminating the need for the traditional 6-engine control levers used on more conventional light twin aircraft (throttle, mixture and rpm levers for each engine). This single lever operation is just like the engine controls found on jet airliners.

Number in our fleet – 17

Specifications

  • Crew - 1 pilot
  • Capacity - 4 people (3 passengers)
  • Length - 8.56m (28ft 1in)
  • Wingspan - 13.42m (44ft)
  • Height - 2.49m (8ft 2in)
  • Empty weight - 1250kg
  • Maximum take-off weight - 1785kg
  • Engines - 2 x turbocharged diesel Centurion 2.0 engines, producing 135hp each

Performance

  • Max speed - 359km/h (223mph) Cruise speed 140kts
  • Range - 1693km (975 miles)
  • Max altitude - 18,000ft

DIAMOND DA20 KATANA

The DA20 is an excellent training aircraft for new pilots. This aircraft features a responsive centre-stick control that provides exemplary handling. Visibility and safety are enhanced with a wrap-around canopy that affords great referencing to the natural horizon to develop fundamental flying techniques.

The DA20 is environmentally friendly with a 20lt/hr fuel burn, its performance is impressive with 1000 fpm climb rate and 120kt cruise. This aircraft strikes the right balance in providing the trainee with a responsive feel and the performance to match.

Number in fleet – 14

Specifications

  • Crew - 1 pilot
  • Capacity - 2 people
  • Length - 7.24m/23ft 9in
  • Wingspan - 10.89m/35ft 9in
  • Height - 2.16m/7ft 1in
  • Empty weight - 523kg
  • Max takeoff weight - 800kg
  • Engine - 1 x Continental 4 cylinder IO-240-B, producing 125hp

Performance

  • Never exceed speed - 164kts
  • Cruise speed - we use 105KIAS
  • Clean stall speed - 44kts
  • Range - 1013km (544nm)
  • Max altitude - 13,120ft

CESSNA 172 SKYHAWK

The Cessna C172 Skyhawk is an exceptionally well-proven and reliable training aircraft. Cessna’s classic high-wing design offers many practical benefits including stable flight characteristics.

We use 172s for both ab initio and advanced flight navigation training. Our Cessna 172s are equipped with the Garmin 1000 and Traffic Advisory System (TAS) avionics suite.

This ‘glass cockpit’ design is identical to the avionics suite found in the twin-engine DA42 and is very similar to that found on modern jet aircraft.

Number in fleet – 16

Specifications

  • Crew - 1 pilot
  • Capacity - 4 (3 passengers)
  • Length - 27ft 2in (8.28m)
  • Wingspan - 36ft 1in (11.00m)
  • Height - 8ft 11in (2.72m)
  • Empty weight - 754kg
  • Maximum take-off weight - 1,157kg
  • Engine - 1 x Lycoming 4 cylinder, IO-360-L2A producing 180hp

Performance

  • Cruise speed - 110KIAS
  • Clean stall speed - 48kts
  • Never exceed speed - 163kts (188mph)
  • Range - 612nm no reserve
  • Max altitude - 14,000ft

DIAMOND DA40

The DA40 is an excellent trainer for aspiring airline pilots. You’ll be impressed by the DA40,- its quickness off the runway, the crisp response of the pushrod actuated controls, and the stunning panoramic visibility out of the bubble canopy.

Going places couldn’t be easier than in a DA40. The extremely capable Garmin G1000 WAAS certified glass cockpit gives you unparalleled information at your fingertips. Trainee pilots will take comfort in the large moving map, traffic and terrain information. You will enjoy how easy it is to put the digital Garmin GFC 700 autopilot through its paces for procedure turns and instrument approaches, especially into unfamiliar airports.

Number in fleet – 9

Specifications

  • Crew - 1 pilot
  • Capacity - 4 (3 passengers)
  • Length - 26ft 5in (8.06m)
  • Wingspan - 38ft 2in (11.63m)
  • Height - 6ft 6in (1.97m)
  • Empty weight – 950kg
  • Maximum take-off weight – 1,280kg
  • Engine - 1 x Austro Engine AE 300 turbocharged 2.0 liter diesel engine, producing 168 HP

Performance

  • Cruise speed – 125 TAS
  • Clean stall speed – 66 KIAS
  • Never exceed speed – 172 KTAS
  • Range – 620nm
  • Max altitude – 16,404 ft

SLINGSBY T67 FIREFLY

The Firefly, made in glass reinforced plastic (GRP) by Slingsby Aviation in Yorkshire, is a single piston-engined aircraft with a 260hp Textron-Lycoming engine, which drives a three-blade, constant speed, composite propeller.

The Firefly is fitted with side-by-side dual controls, a fixed windscreen and a backward-tilting canopy incorporating direct ventilation windows and fresh-air scoops.

Whilst we use it for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), its instrumentation and communications equipment also allows it to be flown along airways and the aircraft is cleared for instrument flying and night flying.

The aircraft is fully aerobatic and can easily maintain height during an aerobatic sequence. The aircraft also has fuel and oil systems capable of sustaining inverted flight. Number in fleet – 1

Specifications

  • Crew - 1 pilot
  • Capacity - 2 (1 passenger)
  • Length – 24ft 9ins (7.478m)
  • Wingspan – 35ft 2ins (10.719m)
  • Height – 7ft 6ins (2.290m)
  • Empty weight – 794kg
  • Maximum take-off weight – 1,157kg
  • Engine - 1 × Textron Lycoming AEIO-540-D 6-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine, 260 hp (194kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed – 140kts (161mph)
  • Clean stall speed – 62 kts (71mph)
  • Never exceed speed – 195kts (224mph)
  • Range – 407nm
  • Max altitude – 19000ft

Boeing B737-800w

EASA CS-FSTDA Qualification level

  • FFS-Level D

Engine Fit and Options:

  • CFM56-7B (27K)
  • CFM56-7B (26K)
  • CFM56-7B (24K)

Manufacturer

  • Rockwell Collins

Computer

  • PC

Instructor Station

  • PC with four 19” touch screen monitors side facing

Motion

  • 6 Axis Electric - MOOG

Visual 1G

  • EP1000CT

Display Configuration

  • 200 x 40 Degree WIDE LCoS

Avionics

  • Smiths FMS Honeywell DEU, DU & CDS Rockwell Collins EDFCS

Airbus A320-200

EASA CS-FSTDA Qualification level

  • FTD - Level D

Engine Fit and Options:

  • CFM56-5B4
  • IAE V2500 A1

Manufacturer

  • L3

Computer

  • Power PC

Instructor Station

  • PC with four 19” touch screen monitors side facing

Motion

  • 6 Axis - Hydraulic

Visual 1G

  • RSI Raster XT4

Display Configuration

  • 180x40 WIDE FL35 LED Projectors

Avionics

  • Honeywell

Miscellaneous Equipment/Features

  • TCAS
  • ATIS
  • EGPWS
  • WXR
  • Windshear
  • Smoke Generation
  • Airline Configurable

Airbus A320-200

EASA CS-FSTDA Qualification level

  • FTD - Level D

Engine Fit and Options:

  • CFM56-5B4
  • IAE V2500 A1

Manufacturer

  • SIM Industries

Computer

  • Power PC

Instructor Station

  • PC with four 19” touch screen monitors side facing

Motion

  • 6 Axis - Electric-MOOG

Visual 1G

  • RSI Raster XT4

Display Configuration

  • 200x40 WIDE FL35 LED Projectors

Avionics

  • Honeywell, Pegasus PS4087600-902

Miscellaneous Equipment/Features

  • TCAS
  • ATIS
  • EGPWS
  • WXR
  • Windshear
  • Smoke Generation
  • Airline Configurable

Airbus A320-200

EASA CS-FSTDA Qualification level

  • FTD - Level D

Engine Fit and Options:

  • CFM56-5B4
  • IAE V2500 A1

Manufacturer

  • L3

Computer

  • PC-GEM

Instructor Station

  • PC with four 19” touch screen monitors side facing

Motion

  • 6 Axis - Hydraulic

Visual 1G

  • RSI Raster XT4

Display Configuration

  • 180x40 WIDE FL35 LED Projectors

Avionics

  • SFENA B398BAM0208

Miscellaneous Equipment/Features

  • TCAS
  • GPWS
  • Windshear
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