BORDER AVIATION FLEET

Beechcraft Baron BE58

Beechcraft are renowned for their quality aircraft and the twin engined Baron BE58 is no exception. It is a six seater aircraft and fully equipped for commercial operations and as an advanced instrument flight training aircraft. The aircraft is provided with dual controls for training purposes. The widespread use of the BE58 for charter makes this an ideal aircraft to have on one’s licence as a newly qualified commercial pilot.

Used for initial multi engine training, conversions onto type and complex training such as multi Instrument rating and multi instructors rating.
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  • Multi Engine Initial Conversion
  • Conversion to type training
  • IFR Training
  • CPL Training

Cessna 172

The Cessna 172 is a four seater high wing aircraft. First produced in 1957, it is still extensively used as an aviation trainer the world over. More than 35 000 have been built, and this one is based at our Queenstown training base.
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  • Ab initio training
  • Hire & Fly
  • Conversion to type training
  • Hour building for Commercial students

Used for initial training, this two seat aircraft has excellent handling qualities. The Cessna 172 is simple, robust and easy to fly. For these reasons it has become one of the world’s most popular basic trainers.

Mooney M20F

Used for advanced training, taking advantage of its retractable landing gear, variable pitch propeller and combined with its sleek fuselage makes it the “Ferrari” of the skies.
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  • Conversion to type training
  • IFR Training
  • CPL Training

Piper Archer Cherokee (PA28-181)

The Piper Archer Cherokee is a four seater low wing trainer with a 180 horsepower engine which makes it a delightful aircraft for cross-country flights.
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  • Ab initio training
  • Hire & Fly
  • Night Rating
  • Conversion to type training
  • Hour building for Commercial students

Savannah

The Savannah is a two seater high wing Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). The newly introduced Savannah to our fleet now enables us to further extend our array of flying courses, like the National Pilots License (NPL).
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  • Short field landing & take off
  • NPL Training
  • Hire & Fly
  • Conversion to type

Used for initial training, this two seater aircraft has excellent handling qualities. The Savannah locally built here in East London is simple, robust and easy to fly. Offering flight training at a lower cost.

Sling 2

The Sling 2 is a two seater low wing light sport aircraft, produced locally in South Africa.The newly introduced Sling 2 to our fleet now enables us to further extend our array of flying courses, The sling is dually equipped with glass screen EFIS systems and traditional analogue gauges, making it ideally suited for IFR and Night Training. The Sling 2 has proven itself to be reliable and easy to fly. This was seen as this light sport aircraft has conducted around the world trips and set numerous world records, while still offering flight training at a lower cost.
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  • Ab initio training
  • Night & IFR Training
  • Hire & Fly
  • Conversion to type

Windlass Trike

The Windlass is one of the earlier trikes built by Solo Wings in KZN. It has an Aquila 1 wing which is a high lift wing, making it a well balanced Microlight with a Rotax 503 (50hp) motor. The wing is very forgiving and aids the student due to its wing size – 17m² compared to the standard 14m².

The wings design characteristics are strength, stability, light handling and a forgiving nature. The Windlass is a weight-shift controlled, two-seats-in-tandem, open cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in pusher configuration, making it the ideal ab initio training Microlight.
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  • NPL Training (Weight Shift – WCM)
  • Conversion to type

R44 Helicopter

Four-seat Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters are high performing, reliable and easy to maintain. R44s have a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks.

The R44’s aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. A low tail-rotor tip speed, newly designed muffler and large cambered tail reduce flyover noise.

Raven II and Clipper II helicopters are powered by Lycoming’s IO-540 fuel injected engine. The IO-540 delivers better altitude performance, increased payload and eliminates the need for carburetor heat.

The standard 28-volt electrical system ensures good starting performance in hot or cold weather, and provides additional electrical power for optional equipment.

The R44 Raven Raven II can be equipped with specifically designed instruments and avionics to prepare and qualify IFR pilots at a fraction of the cost associated with larger, more expensive instrument-equipped helicopters, but with the same high-quality equipment.

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