Our beautiful lady: HB-CKA
Built in 1949 and still in perfect condition. We operate her in a small flying club (Cessna 170 Club) consisting of three pilots and one non-flying member. With her I'm exploring Europe. I've been to Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Croatia and I'm looking forward for many more countries to come.
A wonderful aircraft and really easy to fly. It is the first single enginge piston aicraft I had a licence for. It is in service as a touring motor glider and towing aircraft on the glider airfield "Hegmatten" near Winterthur.
The most challenging aircraft I have been flying so far. A powerful 235hp engine and STOL capabilities make this one a real pleasure to fly. Most of the time I do glider-towing with this model.
Who does NOT know the Cessna 172? This is one of 4 similar 172 JT-A belonging to the FGZO based in Fehraltorf LSZK where I do passenger flights with them. They are all IFR equipped with a Garmin 1000 and a 4-axis autopilot. All four of them now do have a brandnew Diesel engine and are equipped with a so called "single power lever". Therefore a pilot needs a difference training to be allowed to fly the plane.
While spending holidays on Marathon Key in Florida I had the chance to fly that beauty with an instructor for 30 minutes including some aerobatics. That was real fun! I just love those oldtimers! :-)
Two basic training aircraft but totally different. I flew both of them during a testing period for our upcoming basic trainer at LSZK. In the end the Tecnam P2008JC was chosen.
THE basic trainer. Very famous for her easy flight characteristics and the model I made my PPL on. We still have three of them at LSZK but sooner or later we will have to look for replacement.