Acquired thanks to a generous grant from both the RAF Sports Board and the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Club’s newest aeroplane is the Tecnam P2002 Sierra. The purchase of this aircraft signals the Clubs intent to gradually modernise it’s training fleet so that it can continue to improve efficiency by keeping operating costs to a minimum, in keeping with the Club’s mission statement.

In recognition of the generosity of those organisations which supported its purchase, the Sierra will be prioritised for the use of Servicemen, of all ranks, who elect to complete their PPLs at Halton. As such, it represents an ideal platform for ab initio students, with benign handling, excellent visibility and good performance. Moreover, it’s Rotax engine offers comparative efficiency whilst minimising, through a significantly reduced noise footprint, disruption to the local community in the vicinity of RAF Halton.

Aircraft Specifications:

HORSE POWER 100 hp
RATE OF CLIMB 1000 ft/min
EMPTY WEIGHT 400 kg
GROSS WEIGHT 600 kg
CRUISE SPEED 100 kts
MAX SPEED  
STALL SPEED (DIRTY) 30 kts
FUEL CAPACITY 100 litres
RANGE 500 miles
CEILING 14.000 ft
TAKE-OFF ROLL 200 m
OVER 50 FT OBSTACLE: 310 m
LANDING GROUND ROLL 130 m
OVER 50 FT OBSTACLE: 260 m
 

solo rate £93.00 per hour
Dual rate £117.00 per hour