We operate three French aeroplanes, two traditional nose wheel types and a vintage “tail-dragger”. The two nose wheel planes are a Wassmer WA52 Europa and a Robin DR400. The tail dragger is a Scintex CP-301-C3 Emeraude
The Wassmer is one of only three on the UK register. It’s an attractive looking, low wing 4 seater of composite construction and powered by a 160 HP Lycoming engine fitted with a variable pitch propeller. It cruises at 120 knts and has a duration of 4 hours or so - an ideal touring machine.
As well as a twin comms radio it has two VOR receivers with RNAV and a mode ‘S’ transponder. The cabin had a refit in 2013.
New members wishing to fly this aeroplane will need differences training to cover the use of the VP prop before getting checked out.
The Robin DR400 is also a 4 seater, a great looking aeroplane, fabric on a wood frame construction and powered by a 160 HP Lycoming engine with a fixed pitch propeller. It cruises at 110 knt. With a duration of 4 hours or so.
As well as a comms radio it has a VOR receivers, a Garmin GPS and a mode ‘C’ transponder. It has a comfortable cabin with great visibility and is a real treat to fly
Members flying this aeroplane will be covered under the SEP rating and will just need a flight with our check pilot.
The Emeraude is a low-wing monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage and side-by-side seating for two. It’s powered by a Continental C90 engine and equipped with a comms radio and mode S transponder
Members wishing to fly this aeroplane will need differences training to cover tailwheel aeroplanes before getting checked out.
G-BTLB Wassmer WA52
G-GDKR Robin DR400