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  • Viper Rejuvenates aero Club

    15 June at 19:36 from atlas

    Media Release  


    Hamilton based Wilson Aviation Ltd announces sale of state-of-the-art
    Viper SD 4 training aircraft to Wanganui Aero club.

    The aircraft scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2014 will be one
    of the highest spec light sport aircraft in the country including aircraft
    collision avoidance system, ballistic parachute rescue system and a full
    glass cockpit with terrain avoidance and autopilot. The Viper SD4 received Type Acceptance from the New Zealand CAA on Thursday. Examples of the type are now eligible to be issued with a New Zealand airworthiness certificate in the Special category LSA, which means upon obtaining a certificate the aircraft can be used for flight training.  

    Vice president of the Wanganui Aero club   Howard Smith said "the Viper SD
    4's low operating cost and affordable purchase price made it stand out from
    the rest . We also needed to offer our students who are aspiring to
    commence a career in the airlines with a technologically advanced trainer
    including a glass cockpit the Viper does this and more."

    Wilson Aviation Ltd Chief Executive Officer Ewan Wilson said "We're
    delighted to have sold the Viper SD4 to the Wanganui Aero Club, it's one of the
    country's oldest and most well-regarded pilot training schools and we're
    committed to a long-term relationship. I know the Viper will serve them
    well"