The aircraft used for Airwest Flight Training’s pilot training is a Jabiru Model J170 – a two seat, high wing, single engine fibreglass aeroplane designed and manufactured in Bundaberg, Queensland.
It is powered by a four stroke, four cylinder, air cooled aircraft engine, also purpose designed and manufactured by Jabiru. Both engine and aircraft are fully certified by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, and other countries’ equivalent organisations.
Our new Jabiru Model J170 has been purpose designed to meet the training needs of both Recreational Aviation Australia and the General Aviation market.
Compared to many other Recreational Aircraft, it has a greater load capacity, more room in the cabin, larger fuel tanks located in the wings, stronger landing gear, and (very important in Mudgee’s Winter) a cabin heater!
JABIRU 170-SP READY FOR THE TOUGH DEMANDS OF FLIGHT TRAINING – www.jabiru.net.au
THE RUGGED JABIRU J170 IS USED WORLD-WIDE FOR FLIGHT TRAINING AS WELL AS THE INDUSTRY’S MOST EFFICIENT PERSONAL LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT
Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd has been in the business of producing Light Sport aircraft since 1991. The fleet of Jabiru LSA around the world in flight schools and flight clubs has accumulated nearly half a million flight hours. Jabiru LSA aircraft have the reputation of being docile and predictable-an easy airplane in which to instruct or fly. At the same time, Jabirus are plenty tough to take on the rigors of touch-and-goes and day-in and day-out flight training. The J170 is especially rugged. It has the same landing gear and wing as used on Jabiru’s 4 place aircraft at a much higher gross weight.
At the same time, it is one of the most efficient personal aircraft on the market yielding cruise speeds of 100+ knots. The cabin is roomy with lots of leg and head room. The aircraft is a stable cross country platform with great cross wind capability.
The airplane accomplishes its mission efficiently as a result of the design goals of Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd.
• Simplicity – All systems are kept simple in design and uncomplicated in manufacture.
• Reliability – Components are chosen for their demonstrated reliability, then thoroughly aircraft tested.
• Availability – The technology used in Jabiru aircraft and engines is well-known and available worldwide.
• Efficiency – meaning great performance for the money – allowing lower-cost training for students.