Planes

Aircraft We Fly!!

Curtis Aviation maintains a pristine fleet of both tailwheel and nosewheel aircraft at our Camden Airport base in Sydney, Australia. Our aircraft are some of the newest aircraft in Australia always hangared and maintained to the highest standards. Presentation of the aircraft is important to us and we welcome your visit!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Citabria

VH-RRW

 

 

 

RRW is the newest addition to our fleet arriving brand new from ACA factory in October 2004 with a 160 Hp. It has the metal spar wings and a GPS. The Citabria (airbatic backwards!) forms the backbone of our training fleet. They are a great aeroplane to fly and make an ideal basic flight trainer. We highly recommend that you complete your primary flight training in this aeroplane. We also use the Citabria extensively for tailwheel and aerobatic endorsement training.

View RRW Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 


 

 

 

 

Citabria VH-MWY

Citabria
VH-MWY

MWY is a 2004 160 Hp model with the Metal Spar wings. The Citabria (airbatic backwards!) forms the backbone of our training fleet. They are a great aeroplane to fly and make an ideal basic trainer. We highly recommend that you complete your primary flight training in this aeroplane. We also use the Citabria extensively for tailwheel and aerobatic endorsement training.

View MWY Data Sheet (PDF)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Citabria

 

 

 

VH-WKM

 

 

 

 

WKM is a 1975 150 Hp Model, the aircraft went through a major change by up grading the wings to a metal spar and repainting. The Citabria (airbatic backwards!) forms the backbone of our training fleet. They are a great aeroplane to fly and make an ideal basic trainer. We highly recommend that you complete your primary flight training in this aeroplane. We also use the Citabria extensively for tailwheel and aerobatic endorsement training.

View VH-WKM Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 

 


 

 

 

Piper Cherokee Warrior

 

 

 

VH-PBS

The Piper Cherokee Warrior is the perfect navigation trainer. It's proven design, that is one of the few General Aviation aircraft still in production today is the ideal aircraft for relaxed touring and sight-seeing trips. Our Warrior is well-equipped and ready for Night Flying as well.

 


 

 

 

Piper Cherokee Warrior VH-LJL

Piper Cherokee Warrior
VH-LJL

The Piper Cherokee Warrior is the perfect navigation trainer. It's proven design, that is one of the few General Aviation aircraft still in production today, is the ideal aircraft for relaxed touring and sight-seeing trips. Our Warrior is well-equipped and ready for Night Flying as well.

 

View VH-PBS Data Sh Piper Cherokee Warrior
VH-LJL


 

Piper Cherokee Dakota

VH-LJK

Tour Sydney or take a charter trip across Australia in the Piper Cherokee Dakota 235hp four-seater. The Pipers larger 6-cylinder engine makes it far easier to load plenty of fuel, four passengers and their baggage and travel in speed and comfort. Our Dakota is a young aircraft that is very well equipped to IFR standards.

View VH-LJK Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cessna 182T
VH-BMX

The Cessna 182Q is fully IFR ready with a 235hp engine, four-seater is the newest addition to our fleet. BMX is a 2004 model with leather interior, Bendix King GPS and Auto pilot. BMX is our most popular choice when people want to travel or fly charter around Australia. With all the comforts of a Mercedes-Benz, four people can enjoy the scenary with plenty of leg and arm room and knowing you can carry at least 5 hours of fuel travelling at over 140 knots per hour.


View VH-BMX Data Sheet (PDF)


 

 

Cessna 182T - Glass Cockpit

 

VH-LJE and VH-BMJ and VH-BXO

 

The future is finally caught up to General Aviation. Once you fly these machines you will never turn back. This fully IFR 235hp four-seater is the newest addition to our fleet. LJE and BMJ are both 2006 models with leather interior, Full Glass cockpit and Auto pilot. LJE and BMJ is our most popular choice when people want to travel or fly charter around Australia. With all the comforts of a Mercedes-Benz, four people can enjoy the scenary with plenty of leg and arm room and knowing you can carry at least 5 hours of fuel travelling at over 140 knots per hour.

New for 2007! VH-BXO is now online with the new Garmin Autopilot.

View VH-LJE VH-BMJ VH-BXO Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

T-6G Texan / Harvard

VH-WHF

 

The North American T-6 Texan two-place advanced trainer was the classroom for most of the Allied pilots who flew in World War II. Called the SNJ by the Navy and the Harvard by the British Royal Air Force, the AT-6 (advanced trainer) was designed as a transition trainer between basic trainers and first-line tactical aircraft. It was redesignated T-6 in 1948.

The North American T-6 Texan was known as 'the pilot maker' because of its important role in preparing pilots for combat. Since the Second World War, the T-6 has been a regular participant at air shows, and was used in many movies. U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy forces in the Korean War employed the Texan T-6G in battlefield surveillance.

Although the US retired the T-6 from active duty by the end of the 1950's, several nations, including Brazil, China, and Venezuela, utilized 'the pilot maker' as their basic trainer well into the 1970's. Today, only about 350 T-6 Texans remain in airworthy condition. VH-WHF is a historic and rare aircraft that was purchased from the US Military, and is in wonderful condition.

More information about the history of the North American T-6 may be found here at Boeing's History Page

 

 


 

 

 

DH82A Tiger Moth

VH-CXV

 

Step back in time and fly this historical aircraft from the1940's. The Tiger Moth was instrumental in training RAAF pilot's before moving into more advanced aircraft in World War 2. All pilots should try this open air tail wheel classic.
The Tiger Moth is available for Joy-flights, flying training and private hire or charter hire.

View VH-SDR Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Pitts Special S2B
VH-TKV

TKV is a 1996 260hp advanced aerobatic trainer. If your looking for that little bit extra than this is the aircraft for you. The Pitts is a custom built aerobatic machine offering both inside and outside manoeuvres. As an aircraft it also offers pilots the advantage of learning how to recover from any attitude (increases your confidence and skill) The Pitts Special is also a great pilot trainer for emergency manoeuvre training. If your looking for something new and exciting try the Pitts, you won't be disappointed!!!

View VH-TKV Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 

 


 

 

 

Cessna 180

 

VH-DLB

The legend of the bush! The Cessna 180 has operated in tough, rugged environments for many years. It's powerful six-cylinder engine and tailwheel undercarriage contribute to it's ability to operate in and out of very small bush and mountain strips. This aircraft has a reputation of being difficult to fly, however, if you are flying tailwheel aircraft with us, it is worth trying at least once to see if it's reputation is deserved!

View VH-DLB Data Sheet (PDF)

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Charter Aircraft
 

*Piper PA30/39 $POA This aircraft is a 4 seat (3 passanger) aircraft. Maintained in full IFR. King Air $POA

* The C-90 is one of the best executive aircraft in Australia. 8 passanger aircraft with full leather interior.

 

 

 

 


 

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