Our primary training fleet is made up of the following models:
- Robin R2120’s (More commonly known as Alpha 120’s)
- Cessna 172 SP
- Beech BE76 Duchess
Other aircraft for club pilots and specialist training include:
- Robin R2160 (Alpha 160)
- Piper PA28 Warrior
- Tecnam P2008
Robin 2120/ Alpha 160
Our Robin 2120 and Alpha 160 aircraft form the basis of our training fleet. They are very popular, modern, and easy to fly aircraft with agile handling and benign staling characteristics.
The R2120 aircraft are powered by a 118BHP Lycoming engine producing around 700fpm rate of climb and 100kts cruise performance whilst the big brother Alpha 160 is powered by a 160BHP Lycoming engine and is fully certified for aerobatics.
The Tecnam P2008 is the first Tecnam aircraft to incorporate major composite components making it extremely light for its size and capability. This allow the P2008 to be either a Microlight or Light Sport Aircraft enabling it to be flown on a Microlight Certificate of RPL / PPL. The P2008 is a fast aircraft with great load carrying capability and is a beautiful aircraft for 2 people to tour in. We offer Microlight Certificate training and RPL / PPL training in the P2008.
Our Cessna 172s are the late model SP versions. The SPs have an 180BHP engine producing good climb performance, 120kt cruise. The Cessna 172 is the most popular aircraft in the world with more built than any other aircraft. It has very good short field takeoff and landing performance and can comfortably carry 4 people a reasonable distance.
Beech BE76 Duchess
The industry benchmark in IFR multi engine training aircraft, nothing beats a Duchess. Equipped with all the best avionics, Garmin 430W GPS, Bendix King Nav, Com, ILS & ADF equipment and the stunning S-Tec 65 autopilot, this is the best Duchess in New Zealand.
The aircraft is powered by 2 x 180BHP Lycoming engines producing 1250fpm rate of climb and 157kts cruise performance.