The current aircraft on our fleet

We are proud that our aircraft are:

  • Well maintained
  • Well equipped
  • Prepared for your every flight
  • Re-fueled or topped up as required

The Archer III aircraft we own and operate was all purchased brand new by past students and specified to comply with IFR requirements which prevailed at that time. Derick went to Vero Beach and was able to specify the aircraft which is why they all have similar specifications. The Archer III remains one of the best rental aircraft available for flights to European destinations providing comfort, safety and economical operating costs and we are privileged to be able to offer them for self-fly rental to suitably qualified clients. Come and see them for yourself.

In addition, we added a PA32-301 (Fixed Gear) Saratoga to the fleet in 2015 and then a Cessna 152 and a Duchess twin in 2018 to allow our members to expand their horizons.

G-EEEK Extra EA-200

Despite having a smaller engine than the EA-300, this is a great aircraft and probably the best trainer in the world.  We don’t even need to use full throttle. It is smaller and lighter than the 300 and is fully capable of flying to Advanced competition level. It has a rate of roll of 360 degrees per second and VNE of 212 knots and is certified for + or – 10G We are happy for our students to hire the aircraft for Aerobatic competitions.

Ideal for:

Aerobatic training
UPRT training
Formation flights
Aerobatic championships
Tailwheel conversion
Joyrides

 

Cost: 280 GBP/hr engine running time + £10 per sortie landing fee

G-XXHP Extra EA-300

One of the most popular aerobatic aircraft – powerful engine and solid airframe makes it perfect choice for both training and championship flights.

Ideal for:

Aerobatic training
UPRT training
Formation flights
Aerobatic championships
Tailwheel conversion
Joy rides

 

Cost: 390 GBP/hr engine running time + £10 per sortie landing fee

HA-XEG GenPro

An aerobatic aircraft for those who are not satisfied with “good enough”.
Utilises the most modern materials and latest design to give you an unfair advantage
Very sophisticated aerodynamics deliver unbelievable snap roll performance and a stalling speed of just 44 knots.
The aircraft is bigger than the 330SC and presents very well to the judges
The cockpit is comfortable even for large pilots.
Huge strength while maintaining a lightweight structure has been achievable thanks to the latest computer aided design techniques and thorough testing with strain gauges.

Read more here.

 

Cost: 390 GBP/hr engine running time + £10 per sortie landing fee

G-ROBA Grob 115D2

Most recent addition to BAA fleet – aerobatic version of Grob 115 aircraft, based on a RAF version. Perfect aircraft to fly, very manoeuvrable and very powerful, makes it great for many types of solutions.

Ideal for:

UPRT training
Spinning prevention
Formation flights
UPRT Instructor Training
Night rating
Joyrides

 

Cost: 210 GBP/hr engine running time + £10 per sortie landing fee

G-BYDB Grob 115B

Basic trainer aircraft providing excellent flying capabilites and ease of use. Students appreciate flying it, which makes it great for basic training or recreational flights.

Ideal for:

Basic Training
PPL & LAPL
SEP Renewal & Revalidation
UPRT Training
Formation Flights
Joy rides

 

Cost: 180 GBP/hr engine running time + £10 per sortie landing fee

G-HALJ Cessna 140

Originally dated 1946 classic aircraft, after recent detailed overhaul is a proud vintage machine at BAA. Excellent flying capabilities, good construction, tailwheel makes it a perfect airframe for conversion or bush flying.

Ideal for:

Basic Training
PPL & LAPL
Formation Flights
SEP Renewal & Revalidation
Tailwheel conversion
Joy rides

 

Cost: 160 GBP/hr engine running time + £10 per sortie landing fee

G-CIMB Cessna 177

An ideal aircraft for CPL or complex training as well as long flights. Thanks to retractable gear and variable propeller it will challenge the students initally, but will give much benefits later on. Not mentioning the Autopilot for longer flights.

Ideal for:

CPL Training
IR Training
Formation flights
Navigation training
Long flights
Joyrides

 

Cost: 220 GBP/hr engine running time + £10 per sortie landing fee

G-CEZM - Cessna 152 (1982)

G-CEZM is a Cessna 152 that arrived with Modern Air in March 2018 in almost new condition with zero engine and prop hours Alt, pumps etc., and a new paint scheme.

This addition to our fleet allows us to once again provide ab-initio training.

Current hire rate: £135/hr engine start to shutdown - Hobbs meter (£162 incl VAT)

Dual rate: £170/hr - Hobbs meter (£204 inc VAT)

G-JACS PA28-181 ARCHER III (1997)

Our first 'new' Piper aircraft. Purchased March 1997 by a member shortly after completing her PPL at Fowlmere. Ferried across the Atlantic during April 1997 with a 100usg ferry tank installed, G-JACS (registered N9287J at that time) arrived in Bournemouth after exactly 35hrs flight time from Vero Beach. One leg recorded as lasting 14.2hrs!

In March 2018 the avionics were upgraded so the fit now includes a Garmin GN650 Nav/Com/GPS along with a second 8.33 radio in the form of an KN165A. G-JACS is fitted with an S-TEC55 two axis auto-pilot and has separate switches for auto-pilot and electric trim on co-pilot's side. The aircraft also has a slaved compass system(HSI) and like all our Archers, Nav coupler from GPS, Dual altimeters, Mode 'S' transponder, 4-seat intercom, standby vacuum, vent fan, leather interior, life raft, 4 life vests, PLB, Handheld VHF with headset adapter, 2 headsets and a briefcase containing all documents necessary for 'foreign' flights including a 'freedom to circulate' customs authorisation.

G-JACS is quite distinctive in her 'Solar Yellow' paint scheme (repainted 2004 by Colton Aero-Spray) and has had a 'new' engine.

Note: The GPS in the GNS650 fitted is not suitable as Primary Navigation Aid as the database is not continuously updated. However, from March 2018 this aircraft is compliant for IFR flight into Class A,B or C airspace as it has radios capable of tuning in to 8.33kHz channels.
Current hire rate: 212.40 GBP/hr airborne time, no landing fee

G-BVWZ PA32-301 (fixed gear) Saratoga (1989)

This 1989 PA32-301 (Fixed Gear) joined the rental fleet in 2015 and has recently been upgraded with Garmin GTN750 GPS/Nav/Com and KN64 DME which effectively makes the aircraft 'IFR Compliant'. With Slaved HSI, Stormscope, Standby Vacuum System and factory fitted Auto-pilot and Air Conditioning fitted, the aircraft makes an effective touring platform. She now has a new 'Custom' Interior, refurbished to a high standard. This aircraft has one of Lycoming's best engines and a proven airframe derived from the Cherokee Six.

In early 2015 we performed an extensive annual rectifying several issues including refurbishment and refitting of wheel spats which is an absolute 'must' for any Piper 'Fixed Gear'. Apart from aesthetically it ensures you have a fair chance of achieving 'book' performance.

Transition onto this aircraft from PA28 series really involves engine management & speed control, prop management (Constant speed unit) and being aware of loading parameters. No undercarriage issues to worry about! Being 1989 model electric flaps prevail and gives the aircraft a 'big' aircraft feel!

Expect to achieve approx 130KTS cruise but slightly better payload than retractable version. As usual this aircraft is equipped with Vests/Liferaft PLB, handheld VHF and properly documented including 'Freedom to Circulate' letter from HMRC.

Current hire rate: 302.40 GBP/hr airborne, no landing fee