Club pilots must record the following details on the white boards provided in the clubhouse. GA pilots must record their licence number, AFR due date, medical due date and the last date flown. RA-Aus pilots must record their Pilot Certificate number, RA-Aus membership due date, BFR due date and the last date flown.
No pilot is to fly any club aeroplane unless they have flown within the previous 60 days. If the 60 days has expired, contact Ray Lind – Club Captain (6586 1841) or George Northey – CFI (0414 956 665) to arrange a check flight.
For hangar security, club pilots are required to close and lock the hangar doors whilst leaving the hangar unattended.
If a member
wishes to take a club aircraft away for one or more nights,
the aircraft must always be back for the monthly
competition. The Foxbat and Eurofox must be flown for an average of 2 hours per day and are allowed to be away for a maximum of four days. Arrangements other than these can be discussed with the Recreational Aviation CFI.
Foxbat A22 | Eurofox
Eurofox Pilot Operating Handbook PDF Download
On Friday April 4th 2008 the club took delivery of our new Eurofox. The Eurofox is a two place aeroplane with a MTOW of 544kg. Built in Slovakia by Aeropro ( www.aeropro.sk ) It is constructed from high quality chrome molly steel tube with fabric wing and fuselage covering. The engine cowl, spinner, wing leading edges and the Junkers flaperons are made from composite materials, giving them increased strength and durability. A Rotax 912 100hp engine provides the power up front.
The Eurofox is a true pilot’s aeroplane. It is easy to fly and has excellent handling characteristics with good aerodynamic stability. The aeroplane has a wide performance envelope including a stalling speed with flap (Vso) of 36kts IAS, 1000fpm climb at MTOW and a handy cruising speed of over 110kts. The undercarriage is incredibly strong and, combined with good prop ground clearance, makes this aeroplane ideal for grass strip and rough strip operations. The impressive performance combined with the robust airframe makes the Eurofox ideal for our club for both flying training and touring.
GA pilots converting to RA-Aus will find the Eurofox is very “GAish” in the air but has better takeoff and landing performance.
Inside the Eurofox, the first thing that you will notice is the absence of ANY flight instruments. In their place is a Dynon D100 EFIS. (www.dynonavionics.com ) The EFIS display includes ASI, ALT, AH, Compass, Turn Co-ordinator, DG, OAT, TAS, Angle of Attack and an HSI linked to the AvMap GPS. Winds aloft are also calculated when using GPS information. The large panel AvMap GPS is an excellent VFR unit and has all the bells and whistles a good GPS should have. The Eurofox also has a clock that works and music input for your i-pod!
Pilot Operating Handbook PDF Download
Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat is a rugged go-anywhere aircraft.
Very short take-off and landing (VSTOL) performance is
nothing short of breathtaking! The plane is superbly manoeuvrable
- it will turn on a cent in the air or on the ground.
It's very light on the nose-wheel, enabling it to land
and take off like a tail-dragger - without all the fancy
footwork! Cross-wind capability is 17kts. Cruise is a
genuine 85-90kts, top speed is 105kts. And when you experience
the space inside, you'll realise just how cramped the
competitors are. The view out of the A22 Foxbat makes
even a helicopter seem claustrophobic!
metal anodised aluminium riveted airframe with ‘Ceconiote’
doped fabric covered control surfaces and part wing. Cowls
and wingtips are composite. All fabric is UV-proofed when
sealed and painted, giving a projected 20-year life.
912ULS (100hp) 4-stroke, liquid cooled power. These engines
have achieved an enviable reputation for reliability,
with a 1,500 time-before-overhaul – about 10-15 years
for the average flyer!
spacious and comfortable cockpit - 128cm (50+ inches)
wide, 2-seats side-by-side. Doors are glazed down to the
floor, giving a truly 'helicopter-like' view out! Glazed
panels behind the cockpit give an almost 360 degree view.
speed with flap is a genuine 27kts - as tested by both
the PFA in the UK and the DAeC in Germany. Stall characteristics
are completely safe - no tendency at all for wing-drop.
This means you can safely cruise at 40-45ktsclose to the
ground without worrying about ‘tucking’ under.
controls – ‘Y’ double handled centre stick, hydraulic
brakes, dual rudder pedals and throttles, flap lever centrally
placed in the roof.
span ailerons with 10 and 20 degree 'droop' positions,
for ultra-short take offs and even shorter landings.
High-lift aerofoil section with forward swept wings to
give excellent stall and slow speed handling characteristics.
tyres on wide undercarriage are good for rough and/or
soft strips. Centre of gravity is close to the main wheels,
so the nose can be kept clear of the ground very easily
- there's even a small tail wheel!
the Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat is big fun to fly - the view
out is unbeatable (unless you buy a helicopter!), it turns
on a cent both in the air and on the ground, take-off
is breathtaking and the good cruise speed means you can
take it places. The VSTOL and relaxed flying characteristics
of the A22 Foxbat make it the right alternative for pilots
moving on from rag & tube ultralight aircraft but
who still wish to carry on using their small airstrips
with confidence. This aircraft will also surprise and
delight pilots switching to the Sport/Recreational aircraft
category from a more ‘formal’ background in GA aircraft.
Around 150 A22s are currently flying - in Australia, Canada,
France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,
UK and the USA.