Using the right tool for the job…
Whether you are learning to fly from the beginning, learning aerobatics, fine-tuning your aircraft handling skills, or want a fast and reliable touring aircraft, the Academy has a comprehensive and modern fleet of aircraft to do the job right!
The Australian Aerobatic Academy uses the fuel injected Robin 2160i as it’s primary training aircraft. The Robin R2000 series aircraft have been designed with flight training across the entire flight envelope as their design goal. The aircraft has good aerobatic performance, stable spin characteristics, sound general handling and predictable stall characteristics; all of which makes it a fantastic trainer. All aerobatic and primary training courses courses are conducted in the Robin, along with the AAA “UFLY!” Aerobatic flight training experience.
Pitts Special S-2A
For those looking for an aerobatic aircraft to go beyond the basics and into serious competition, the Pitts Special S-2A is the perfect choice. Capable of sustained negative “G” manoeuvres, inverted spins and with higher manoeuvrability, the S-2A is perfect for up Intermediate category aerobatics. The Pitts S-2A is available to pilots who have completed the AAA Graduate aerobatics course (or recognised equivalent), a low level aerobatics endorsement to 1500 ft AGL and tail-wheel endorsement.
American Champion Scout 8GCBC
The Scout 8GCBC – a derivative of the venerable Citabria often used for tailwheel and initial training – is a true “bush” plane. With a 180hp engine and Constant Speed Propeller it has the payload, range and short field performance to go just about anywhere! The Scout is used for Tailwheel and CSU design feature endorsements and is available for hire post-endorsement.
Rockwell Commander 112B
The Rockwell Commander is used for Retractable Undercarriage and Constant Speed Propeller (MPCC) endorsements, as well as economical and comfortable touring. The Academy’s PPL Navigation course can be conducted in the Commander, allowing graduates to hire a fine aircraft immediately, rather than waste further time and money on upgrade training post-PPL.
The Cirrus SR 20 is perfect or those who desire the ultimate balance of speed, comfort and safety in a touring aircraft. The SR20 is a modern, class-leading light aircraft which offers comfortable 4 seat cruise capability. The Cirrus is also equipped with a ballistic parachute system for use in an emergency. The Cirrus SR20 is available to all PPL holders or higher who have completed our Cirrus transition training course, or flight check for those who already hold a Certificate of Completion of a Cirrus-approved course of training.