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Our Aircraft

The Costswold Aero Club Fleet

Our Fleet

One of the oldest flying clubs in the UK, but with a fleet of modern, well equipped and maintained aircraft comprising:

  • Robin R2112 for training and Aerobatics
  • Robin DR400 for training and touring
  • Piper Arrow for touring
Robin 2112

G-OCAC

Robin 2112 Alpha
Seats2
EngineLycoming O-235
Rated112hp
Cruise Speed90kt
Instrument Panel

A good basic training aircraft with responsive controls and the 'classic' Robin view from the cockpit. Can be used for touring and as a platform to develop basic aerobatic skills. G-OCAC is also equipped to enable use for night and IMC training.

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Equipment: Garmin 430 COM/NAV/GPS, ADF, DME, Mode S transponder.
Max Take Off Weight 800 kg. Aerobatic being stressed to +6, -3G
Stall speeds (max wt) 57 kt clean, 48kt full flap.
TODA 430m, LDA 480m (max wt, hard runway, no wind)

Robin DR400

G-HANS

Robin DR400/108
Seats4*
EngineLycoming O-235
Rated108hp
Cruise Speed90kt
Instrument Panel

A good all round aircraft for training, touring or just having fun. It benefits from the efficiency of the low drag 'Jodel' cranked wing and has the 'classic' Robin view from the cockpit.
* 4 seat, but due to weight limits is essentially 3 adults (or 2 adults + 2 children)

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Equipment: Narco COM/NAV, Transponder, ILS & DME, King ADF.
Max Take Off Weight 865 kg
Stall speeds (max wt) 51 kt clean, 45kt full flap.
TODA 535m, LDA 460m (max wt, hard runway, no wind)

Robin DR400

G-BKDJ

Robin DR400/120
Seats4*
EngineLycoming O-235
Rated118hp
Cruise Speed96kt
Instrument Panel

A good all round aircraft for training, touring or just having fun. It benefits from the efficiency of the low drag 'Jodel' cranked wing and has the 'classic' Robin view from the cockpit. This example has a slightly uprated engine and as such can carry another 35 kg of payload as compared to G-BBCH.
* 4 seat, but due to weight limits is essentially 3 adults (or 2 adults + 2 children)

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Equipment: KX125 COM/NAV, Skyforce Locator GPS, Mode C transponder.
Max Take Off Weight 900 kg
Stall speeds (max wt) 51 kt clean, 45kt full flap.
TODA 535m, LDA 460m (max wt, hard runway, no wind)

Piper Arrow

G-OMNI

Piper PA-28R Arrow II
Seats4
EngineLycoming O-360
Rated200hp
Cruise Speed135kt
Instrument Panel

The best of the Arrow range. A good all round aircraft for touring and advance training (IMC in particular). The extra speed brings those distant destinations that much closer.

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Equipment: Garmin 430 COM/NAV/GPS, Narco 12 COM/NAV, ADF, DME, Mode S transponder.
Max Take Off Weight 1205 kg
Stall speeds (max wt) 55 kt clean, 47kt full flap.
TODA 762m, LDA 854m (max wt, hard runway, no wind)

Aerobatics

The Cotswold Aero Club operates a Robin R2112 series aircraft. Whether you are interested in just building confidence by learning how to fly the odd loop or roll, completing an AOPA Aerobatics course, or competing in competition, then we have aircraft and instructors to meet your aerobatic needs. Why not give us a call on 01452 713924 regardless of the level you are interested in you'll be made welcome.

Winner of the Pike Trophy:
  • 1995 John Cole, CFI 1970 – 1988
  • 2016 Philip Mathews, CFI 1988 – present