The five per cent flying group operates G-AWUZ, a Cessna F172H out of Shoreham. Booking via Internet and good availability despite having 20 members in the group (average 100-150 hrs per year total across the group). Aircraft is hangared.
The aircraft was built in 1969 (serial number 172-0587) and has around 5230TT airframe, increasing through regular use. The engine is a Continental O-300D 145HP overhauled and zero-timed Nov 2009. The propeller is a McCauley 1C172CM7653 fitted Nov 2017.
Recent new interior with leather seats and new belts.
G-AWUZ is IFR equipped with recently upgraded (8.33 compliant) kit:
- Com/Nav 1 Garmin GNC255A with Loc/GS
- Com/Nav 2 Garmin GNC255A with Loc
- DME King KR64
- ADF King KR 87
- Mode Transponder Garmin GTX330 with Altitude encoder
- Audio panel Garmin GMA340
- Portable GPS Garmin GPS495
- Portable PLB Fastfind 220
Go to Pictures to see the installed equipment and aircraft interior.
Monthly charge is £70 to cover insurance, hangarage and parking. Hourly charge is £30 dry and invoiced monthly. Fuel consumption is around 30 litres per hour depending on mission. Landing fees, any Nav charges and fuel are paid by members at the time.
Booking is via the Goboko aircraft booking website.
Locations visited during 2017 included:
- Le Havre
- Lundy Island
- Scilly Isles/St Marys
- Venice Lido/Giovanni Nicelli