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Our Aircraft

 

Our fleet of 38 aircraft consists of four multi engine and 34 single engine trainers of which six are Glass Cockpit aircraft. We also have three simulators including a Frasca advanced flight training device.

 

ALPHA - 160A

The Alpha 160A is used both as a basic trainer and to train students in unusual attitude and spin recovery.

 

Number in fleet: 5
Number of seats: 2
Cruising Speed: 105kts

PIPER TOMAHAWK - PA38

The Piper Tomahawk is a versatile, two seat training aircraft used to train the majority of ab-initio students who enter the Academy.

 

Number in fleet: 7
Number of seats: 2
Cruising Speed: 90kts

PIPER CHEROKEE - PA28 140

The Piper Cherokee is a 4 seat training aircraft used primarily for CPL and C-Cat instructor training. All students will become intimately familiar with this aircraft at some point in their training.

 

Number in fleet: 1
Number of seats: 4
Cruising Speed: 95kts

PIPER WARRIOR - PA28 161

The Piper Warrior is a slightly bigger development of the popular Cherokee series. The faster speed of these aircraft means they are ideal for cross-country and initial training towards the Instrument rating.

 

 

Number in fleet: 3 Glass
1 Conventional
Number of seats: 4
Cruising Speed: 105kts

PIPER ARCHER - PA28 181

The Piper Archer is the largest model in the popular Cherokee series. The faster speed of these aircraft means they are ideal for cross-country and initial training towards the Instrument rating.

 

Number in fleet: 2 Glass
1 Conventional
Number of seats: 4
Cruising Speed: 110kts

PIPER ARROW

The Piper Arrow is renowned as a fast, retractable undercarrage, single engine aircraft capable of carrying 4 people in relative speed and comfort. It is the Academy's fastest single engine aircraft and is used by many students as a cross-country aircraft both during the course and on weekends.

 

Number in fleet: 1
Number of seats: 4
Cruising Speed: 130kts

PIPER SUPER CUB- PA18

The Piper Cub is a classic 1950's tail-dragger aircraft. It is not typically flown by Academy students but is available for post-course type-ratings and tail-dragger
experience.

 

Number in fleet: 1
Number of seats: 2
Cruising Speed: 85kts

ROBIN

The Robin is used both as a basic trainer and to train students in unusual attitude and spin recovery. It is also popular by those who are keen to learn aerobatics.

 

Number in fleet: 1
Number of seats: 2
Cruising Speed: 105kts

CESSNA - 172

The Cessna 172 is a popular cross-country aircraft and is renowned industry wide as a reliable scenic-flight aircraft. A lot of our Academy students choose to gain a rating in the Cessna for future use in general aviation companies in the world.

 

Number in fleet: 2
Number of seats: 4
Cruising Speed: 105kts

PARTENAVIA - P68

The Partenavia is our primary twin-engine trainer and is a relatively easy to handle, entry-level twin aircraft. Most Academy students will complete the majority of their multi-engine instrument rating and flight test in the Partenavia.

 

Number in fleet: 2
Number of seats: 6
Cruising Speed: 140kts

PIPER SENECA

The Piper Seneca is renowned as a fast, 6 seat aircraft offering twin engine reliability. It provides quick, smooth transportation into smaller, local and regional airports. The Seneca is the fastest aircraft in the Academy fleet and is predominantly used by the Academy's sister charter company, Air Canterbury. It is also available for type-ratings and Multi-engine IFR training, subject to availability.

 

Number in fleet: 1
Number of seats: 6
Cruising Speed: 160kts

FRASCA SIMULATOR

The "FRASCA" 242 Advanced Twin-engine Simulator (the most modern of its kind in NZ) giving far greater flexibility and depth of training for both single and twin engine instrument training at well under half price of most twin engine aircraft hire rates.

Fully equipped (including GPS) for two-pilot operation and multi crew conversions.

 
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