Our aircraft is registered ZK-TST. It is a modern Tecnam P2002 Sierra aircraft that we offer you for an incredible price of just NZ$135.00 Including GST per hour.
We do not charge for our instructor’s time and all our staff are volunteers. We try to keep the cost of flying this fantastic aircraft as low as possible in an effort to make aviation accessible to as many people as possible.
As we are not a club we do not charge membership fees and this makes your flying even more cost effective.
The Tecnam Sierra
The Tecnam Sierra P2002 is a two-seater side by side, low wing aircraft that is perfect for flight training. It is powered by a four cylinder horizontally opposed 100HP Rotax motor with dual ignition system. These motors are extremely reliable and are the standard used in recreational aircraft.
Our aircraft is setup very similar to a general aviation aircraft with the traditional flight instruments in a typical six pack array. Unusual for a microlight aircraft however, it also features a suction driven artificial horizon and directional indicator. The aircraft is also fitted with a radio, transponder, GPS and emergency locator transmitter (E.L.T.)
The advantage of flying in this type of configuration is that should you ever wish to start to fly a general aviation aircraft, the transition is a lot more seamless.
*Photo 1 and 3 above Courtesy of Colin Hunter
Satellite flight tracking
We are so committed to safety that we have fitted our aircraft with the latest flight tracking system from Spidertracks. This incredible satellite tracking device allows us to actively track our aircraft in real time. In the unlikely event that the aircraft experiences a problem in flight an automatic alert is sent directly to our staff as well as the Search and Rescue Coordination Centre in Wellington. This ensures that no matter where you fly, there is always someone who knows where you are and who is watching your back. You can even click here to see where we are right now.
Spidertracks is available to watch over all your flights at no extra charge. Spidertracks -taking the search out of search and rescue. When comparing us to other flight schools ask if they have Spidertracks installed.
Tecnam Sierra demonstration video
Check out this demonstration video of a Tecnam P2002 Sierra being put through its paces in the United States. Please bear in mind that this is a demonstration video filmed under controlled conditions. At the Sports Flying Academy we do not condone low or dangerous flying.