What is Zitair?

The CLUB

Founded in 1971 Zitair Flying Club Limited is one of the longest established and we believe best run groups at Wycombe Air Park. It is governed by its articles of association, by-laws, regular committee meetings and a formal AGM. And of course an optional social side.

The group is truly varied in its experience, ranging from ATPLs to PPLs. All the committee members are elected from the group every year and cover the key roles of Chairman, Treasurer, Company Secretary and Bookings Officer. 

Hotel Bravo is a four place, single engine  aircraft with retractable undercarriage, 200BHP engine, variable pitch prop  and cowl flaps. It’s a superb high performance single that can cruise  at 145 kts but flies without vices at 85kts. Its 750 nm range makes  it a great tourer. A Piper/Cessna pilot can convert typically in 1 to 3 hours flying. The plane was built in 1981 and put on the UK  register in 1983. Based and hangared at Wycombe Air Park and maintained by Aerotech at Coventry.The serial number is 24-1190 and the initial US registration was N1145G. It has always been kept in a hangar.

It has Garmin and King avionics with coupled autopilot: GTN 750 GPS/NAV/COM/MDF, DME, ADF, COM 2, NAV 2, RMI, Mode S Transponder, HSI. It’s not certified for flight into known icing conditions. The aircraft is equipped with 4  life-jackets and a 4-man life raft and PLB. The airframe has logged about 5136 hours. A rebuilt zero-timed engine was installed in 2009. The aircraft was reupholstered in leather in June 2006. A new avionics stack was installed in January 2014.

Specifications

Manufacturer:

Mooney Aircraft Corp

Model:

M201 (M20J) ICAO:M20P

Year Manufacture:

1981

Serial Number:

24 – 1190

First Registered:

1981 (N1145G)

UK Registered: 

1983 (G-BJHB)

  

Engine:

Textron Lycoming

Type: 

IO-360-A3B6D 12-volt

No of Cylinders:

4

Rating:

200hp @ 2700 rpm

Installed: 

July 2009

  

Propeller:

Hartzell (October 2016)

Type:

Variable Pitch

Model:

C2R10705STP

No of Blades:

2

Diameter:

74 inches

 TT Prop 496
  
  

TTAF :

5136 (July 2020)

Engine Hours :

1582 (July 2020)

Eng Hrs Remaining :

418 (July 2020)    [12 years= 2021]

  

Instrumentation / Avionics

Full IFR

Autopilot:

KFC 200

NAV1:

GTN 750

NAV2:

GNC 255A

GPS:

GTN 750

COM1:

GTN 750  (8.33 spacing)

COM2:

GNC 255A  (8.33 spacing)

DME:

KN 64

ADF:

KR87

TX:

Garmin GTX 330 Mode S

Audio Control Unit

GMA 35

Annunciator Panel:

KA 285

Intercomm:

GTN 750  (4 place)

  

Our Members

Adrien Acar

Alan Bamford

Martin Bradley

Andy Dams

Phil Emery

Alex Fenton

Maurice Gee

Dave Guttridge

Jonathan Morton

Harold Preiskel

Nigel Waters

Booker

Wycombe Air Park has been HB’s home since 1983. It has always been hangared. The airfield has changed a lot in that time and more recently has had a difficult time with the lockdown and all its consequences. But the current owners and management are determined to return the airfield to its former glory days. It’s a testament to their commitment that HB has flown regularly during this time and continues to do so. Currently it is necessary to book a departure slot time by email and this is easy to do. A copy of the current General Operating Instructions can be downloaded from the Documents page of this website