Our fleet is based on Piper Aircraft. The basic trainer is the Piper PA 28 Warrior and you will stay with that aircraft for consistency until you reach LAPL/PPL standard. After that you can graduate to a more complex aircraft such as the Piper PA 28 Arrow or the PA44 Seminole Multi Engine Aircraft. Because they are all based on the same airframe the transition between all the aircraft is very easy. We also have an approved simulator for the PA 44 Seminole for more advanced pilots training for the Multi-Engine instrument rating or for renewal or revalidation of their licences.
Piper PA28 Warrior
The Piper PA 28 is the workhorse of flying training at PPL or LAPL level around the world. It comes in many forms. The one we focus on so that students can be sure of consistency in training is the PA 28 Warrior of which we have 4. It can be used for basic training as well as more advanced training, hours building and travelling further afield. It is also a very flexible 4 seater aircraft.
PA 28 Warrior G- RIZZ
G-RIZZ has returned from a full bare metal respray and looks wonderful. It has also had 2 Garmin G5 units fitted and linked to the GNS 430. So it is now a full IFR capable aircraft and is a full EFIS (Electronic Flight Information System) system so to fly it you will need EFIS differences training. Because both the Artificial Horizon and Direction Indicator are electrical and self contained then there is no need to have a vacuum system which has accordingly been removed. Each G5 has a back up battery and acts as a back up for the other one incase of failure.
PA 28 Arrow
The Piper PA 28R Arrow is used for the next level up in flying. It is a complex aircraft with retractable undercarriage and a variable pitch propellor. This is used for training after you have achieved PPL level and wish to go on to more advanced training for a CPL (commercial pilots license), FIC (Flying Instructor Qualification), Instrument Rating or ATPL.
PA 44 Seminole
The Piper Seminole is a twin engine aircraft used for the final stage for students wanting to obtain their commercial license or ATPL. On it you learn to fly and handle two engines and obtain your multi-engine rating. As a piper aircraft it will be familiar to all those students who trained with us on our PA28 aircraft.
For more advanced training we have a fully approved FNPT2 simulator. When you graduate to flying a multi-engine aircraft you can learn many of the basics and procedures without leaving the ground. Moreover, these hours spent learning on the simulator will count to the hours required for the instrument rating licence. The simulator can also be used for those who already hold a multi-engine instrument rating for revalidation.