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By Instructor Errant

A rare opportunity to join the long standing Merlin Aviation group based at Bristol Airport (EGGD).

Merlin Aviation is a group of individual pilots who jointly own and operate a Socata Tobago TB10 (serial no. 289), 4 seat single prop. aircraft registration G-BKBW.

• Excellent, comfortable touring aircraft
• Total airframe hours: 5038hrs (as at 04/05/2019)
• Total engine hours since new: 944 hrs (as at 04/05/2019)
• Equipment includes GNS 430
- Approved for European PBN operation (RNAV5, RNAV1 and RNP APR, LNAV only)
- 8.33kHz compliant
- Monthly IFR nav data subscription
• GTX 328 – Mode S transponder
• 2 x Altimeters
• Leather seats
• Servicing/Maintenance – Aerofab Ltd at Thruxton
• Cruising speed – 120Kts, endurance 5 hours (40.5 litres / hour)
• Full compliance with all Manufacturer’s Aeronautical Directives

Operating Costs
• £125.00 per tach hr
• £170.00 monthly group fee
• Substantially discounted Bristol landing fees (call for details)

Merlin Group
• Merlin Aviation consists of 10 members – very well managed and supportive group with monthly meetings and an AGM
• Substantial funds – all funding covers engine fund all expected AND unexpected expenditure – no history of additional funding expected
• Group iPad including all UK and European approach plates
• Life raft and Life jackets
• 4 x headsets
• Includes group charts covering Northern England and Northern France
• Excellent availability with internet based booking system

Share Cost
£2000 (includes proportion of accrued engine fund)
Pilot must have ≥ 100hrs TT and ≥ 25hrs P1

Call: 07774 625951