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Fleet

At MotorGlide, we operate a well-equipped fleet, with two basic training aircraft for student pilots and a more advanced motorglider suitable for more experienced pilots. We also have a Robin DR400 for SEP and SSEA conversions.

SF25c – G-KIAU (‘Wilhelm’)

SF25c – G-KIAU (‘Wilhelm’)

Cruise speed: 75-80kts. We acquired Wilhelm from a gliding club in Dortmund, Germany and flew the aircraft home in April 2014. Wilhelm is our primary trainer; the SF-25 is perfect for all levels of ability. Equipment on board:

  • Artificial Horizon
  • Flarm
  • Transponder
  • GPS with 1:500 000 chart
  • Radio 8.33
  • Standard six pack

SF25c – G-KLUB (‘Rosie’)

Cruise speed: 75-80kts. With her Rotax 912 Rosie offer stunning performance at an affordable price. We bought Rosie from a gliding club south of Frankfurt in Germany and flew her back in September 2018. Rosie is our third primary trainer and she is also available for solo hire. Equipment on board:

  • Garmin G5 Artificial Horizon
  • Rotax 912
  • Transponder (Mode S)
  • Skydemon
  • Flarm / Pilot Aware
  • Radio 8.33
  • Standard six pack
SF25c – G-KLUB (‘Rosie’)
SF25c – G-KIAB (‘Wilhelmina’)

SF25c – G-KIAB (‘Wilhelmina’)

Cruise speed: 75-80kts. We bought Wilhelmina from a gliding club near Frankfurt in Germany and flew her home in October 2016. Wilhelmina is our second primary trainer and she is also available for solo hire. Equipment on board:

  • AVMAP Horizon
  • Skydemon
  • Transponder
  • Radio 8.33
  • Standard six pack

T67 Firefly – G-HONG

Cruise speed: 120kts. The Firefly joined the MotorGlide fleet in September 2019. She is an ex-military trainer from the Hong Kong Air Force. The Firefly is an advanced training aircraft and is perfect for Aerobatics, Instrument flying, Variable pitch prop and SEP conversions.
Equipment on board:

  • Standard six pack
  • VOR/ILS x2
  • ADF
  • Transponder (mode S)
  • Nav/Comm x2
  • Fully inverted engine/fuel system
  • 200hp Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E
  • VP propeller
T67 Firefly – G-HONG
Piper Cub - G-ARVO

Piper Cub - G-ARVO

Cruise speed: 100mph. The Cub is used for conversions to SEP or SSEA and tailwheel conversion. This remarkable aircraft is something quite different when you’re flying on a summer evening with the door open looking down on the fields below, the Cub is comfortable and has great climb performance. Equipment on board:

  • Primary flight instruments
  • Transponder

Ikarus C42 – G-KTOW

Cruise speed: 86-92kts. The Ikarus C42 Bravo is an innovative, modern two-seater microlight available to MotorGlide and BGA members for aerotows, microlight conversion training, revalidation and self-hire. Equipment on board:

  • 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS with cowl flap
  • Aerotow hook and mirror
  • Radio, mode S transponder, Power Flarm with Wifi out
  • Twin Kanardia EMSIS displays
  • Panel and RAM mounts for moving map tablet
Ikarus C42 – G-KTOW
PA-28 – G-AZLN & G-BTUW

PA-28 – G-AZLN & G-BTUW

Cruise speed: 108kts. The PA28 is used for converting to SEP or SSEA. Equipment on board:

  • Artificial Horizon
  • Transponder
  • FR equipped, including ILS and DME
  • Standard six pack