Aircraft

This aircraft display covers the basic training fleet. Additional aircraft types will be utilised on an as-need basis. All aircraft are equipped with a portable Flight Test Instrumentation System.

Breezer B400-6 / Breezer Sport

  • MTOW: 600 kg / 600 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 110 kts (200 km/h) / 150 kts (270 km/h)
  • Range: 450 NM (800 km) / 760 NM (1400 km)
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912 / Rotax 915iS
  • Seats: 2 

The Breezer is a popular flight training and touring aircraft, equipped with a modern glass cockpit. Its excellent handling qualities coupled with a ballistic recovery system make it an exceptionally safe aircraft.

The Breezer Sport adds high-performance features like a retractable gear, winglets and a powerful turbocharged engine.

Blackshape Prime

  • MTOW: 600 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 151 kts / (280 km/h)
  • Rate of Climb:  1150 ft/min (6 m/s)
  • g-limits: +4/-2 g
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912 with 100 hp
  • Seats: 2

The Blackshape Prime is a fighter-like LSA in tandem configuration. The low wing configuration and the low fuselage cross-section combined to the carbon fiber structure ensure to the Blackshape Prime high performance combined to extraordinary agility. The core of its avionics package consists of a state-of-the-art Dynon Skyview, providing PFD and MFD capabilities in a compact 10” display in the front seat and 7″ in the back seat. An autopilot with altitude hold, heading hold and level function supplements the avionics system.

The Skyview provides data storage and USB/Wifi export of more than 100 flight and engine parameters.

Diamond DV20 Katana

  • MTOW: 730 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 110 kts (200 km/h)
  • Range: 700 NM / (1300 km)
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912 with 81 hp
  • Seats: 2

The DV20 Katana with its excellent external view is one of the most popular aircraft used by flight training organizations in Europe.

Cirrus SR-22

  • MTOW: 1542 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 160 kts (300 km/h)
  • Range: 780 NM (1450 km)
  • Powerplant: Continental IO-550-N with 310 hp
  • Seats: 4

The SR22 is a composite aircraft and the best-selling general aviation airplane since 2003. It features an airframe parachute recovery system which is unique in the Echo class.

Socata TB-20 Trinidad

  • MTOW: 1335 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 150 kts / (275 km/h)
  • Range: 730 NM / (1350 km)
  • Powerplant: Avco Lycoming IO-540-C4D5D5 with 250 hp
  • Seats: 5

The TB-20 is a touring and instrument training aircraft in the premium segment. It features a superior finish and a spacious cabin.

Extra 330 LX

  • MTOW: 950 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 165 kts / (305 km/h)
  • Roll Rate: 420°/sec
  • Powerplant: Lycoming AEIO-580-B1A with 315 hp
  • Loads: +8/-8 g
  • Seats: 2 (tandem)

The Extra 330 LX is a low-wing aerobatic monoplane with taildragger landing gear offering exceptional aerobatic performance.

Pilatus PC-12 NG

  • MTOW: 4740 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 270 kts / (500 km/h)
  • Range: 1800 NM / (3300 km)
  • Powerplant: Pratt Whitney PT6A-67P with 1200 hp
  • Seats: 10

The PC-12 is a world-class turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft. It is the best-selling single-engine pressurized turbine-powered aircraft in the world used by both commercial and military operators (special operations and ISR).

L-39 Albatros

  • MTOW: 4700 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 480 kts / (900 km/h)
  • Rate of Climb:  4300 ft/min (22 m/s)
  • Ceiling: 37.700 ft (11.500 m)
  • g-limits: +8/-4 g
  • Powerplant: AI-25TL 1720 kg (3800 lbs) thrust twin-shaft turbofan jet engine
  • Seats: 2

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance military jet training aircraft. More than 2.800 L-39 have been in service in Air Forces all over the world. In addition to performing basic and advanced pilot training it has also flown combat missions in a light-attack role. The L-39C has zero-height ejection seats for both front and back seat. The L-39 flight test training is provided in cooperation with the worldwide renowned Latvian aerobatic team of the Baltic Bees.

The L-39 is equipped with a portable Flight Test Instrumentation System suitable for in-flight display and post-flight analysis of the following parameters:

  • GPS lat, long, altitude and baro altitude
  • x, y, z velocities
  • x, y, z accelerations
  • roll, pitch, yaw angles and rates
  • 3-axis mags
  • control force sensors

The L-39 also constitutes an excellent airborne testbed. It carries 2 underwing pods which can be equipped with sensors ranging from EO/IR, RADAR , hyperspectral or other detectors. Specifications of the pods can be tailored to customer needs, payload weight per pod is around 150 kg, power supply around 500 W per pod. The pods are easily detachable (and even jettisonable) with standard locks.

EH-60A Black Hawk

Needless to present all the qualities of the Black Hawk. This iconic helicopter has been the backbone of the US Army and its allies airborne transport capability for more than 40 years. Over 4000 pieces have been produced in several variants. The predominant feature during its development was its resilience against firearms up to 23 mm while still fulfilling its mission. Even during the loss of main gear oil pressure, the Black Hawk can continue its flight for one hour. Another interesting feature is the spatial arrangement of the tail rotor, which is not entirely horizontal. Thus, it not only generates anti-torque but also contributes around 2.5% to the overall lift of the helicopter.

The EH-60A is a demilitarized version of the electronic warfare variant of the US Army.

  • MTOW: 10,000 kg (22,000 lbs)
  • SHP: 2 x 1500
  • Engine: 2 x General Electric T700
  • v,ne IAS: 350 km/h (190 kts)

Misc. Helicopters

We use a wide variety of different helicopter types for our flight test training, ranging from single-engine piston to multi-engine turbine.

  • Bell 206 Jet Ranger
  • Robinson R44
  • Airbus Helicopters AS-350
  • Airbus Helicopters AS-355
  • Airbus Helicopters (Bölkow) Bo-105
  • Airbus Helicopters EC-135
  • Airbus Helicopters H-145
  • MD 900 Explorer
  • Sikorsky S-76

For our professional courses we cooperate with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and have access to the one-of-a-kind EC-135 Variable Stability System. Picture of the EC-135 VSS courtesy of DLR.