SET Rating or Aerobatics?

What types of aircraft do we operate here at Spins & More? We fly the Super Decathlon and the Extra 330 LX for aerobatic training. For PC 12 SET Rating we offer you a PC12 NG, and last not least we fly a turbine prop Cessna Soloy  for Cessna SET Rating (in cooperation with Exit GmbH).
| Super DecathlonExtra 330 LXCessna SoloyPilatus PC-12

Super Decathlon

Be prepared for inverted flight and also lots of fun during “normal flying”

The airplane is a classic taildragger. The “Dec” does not look like an aerobatic plane, but is very agile, constructed for inverted flights and some extra g-load. For pilots who want to learn to fly a taildragger, the “Super D” is just as well suited.

The Super Decathlon goes back to the “Champion” of Aeronca from 1929. In 1971, the 8KCAB Decathlon came on the market. Pilots liked the symmetrical profile and 150 hp engine. In 1977 the Super Decathlon followed with 180 hp. In the late 1970s, Bellanca ceased production due to financial problems.

Since 1990 American Champion Aircraft  took over the production of Super Decathlon in Wisconsin, USA. They added numerous modifications – i.e. the wing construction is now made of aluminum. The OE-AIM was bought as a new aircraft at the end of 2009 and has a new engine since 2018.

The Super Decathlon is used for UPRT training.

Technical Data

Zero empty mass 612 kg
Maximum take-off mass Aerobatic Category 815 kg
Maximum take-off mass Normal Category 885 kg
Engine Lycoming AEIO-360-H1B
Propeller MT constant speed
Power 180 hp
G-Limit + 6 / -5
Maximum inverted flight time 2 min.
Take-off distance over 15 m obstacle (sea level) 280 m
Landing distance over 15 obstacle 320 m
Maximum demonstrated crosswind component 17 kt
Climb rate (sea ​​leve)l 1280 fpm
Cruising speed @ 75% power 127 kt

Extra 330 LX

Extra 330LX

Cessna Soloy

Spins & More also may provide a Cessna 206 Soloy through its cooperation with the parachuting school Exit GmbH in Eggenfelden, Germany (exit-gmbh.com).

Equipped with the Allison turbine (420 hp), the Cessna Soloy 206 MK I also has a 5-blade propeller from MT.

Due to the  combination of a reliable engine, sturdy construction and large cabin with easy access  the Cessna 206 established itself as a successful bush aircraft. In this function, the airplane is also often equipped with floats or skis for operation on water or snow and ice. Further areas  of work are aerial photography and landing parachutists – as with Exit GmbH.

Spins & More offers the class rating on the Cessna Soloy.

Technical data:

Description Cessna 206 Soloy D-ETUA
Climb time approx. 15 min. To 4000 m
Capacity 6 Springer
Empty Weight 1908 lbs.
Maximum Gross Weight 3600 lbs.
Engine 420 hp Rolls-Royce 250-C20S
turbocharged engine
Max. Climb 1950 fpm.
Normal Cruise 10.000ft 163 kts TAS
Service Ceiling 20,000 ft
Takeoff Distance, 50ft clearance 1,063 ft
Landing Distance, 50 ft Clearance 1,094 ft
Time to Climb to 10,000 ft 7 ½ min

Pilatus PC-12

The Pilatus PC-12 NG is regarded as a versatile, powerful and flexible aircraft and is one of the most popular single engine turboprop aircraft on the market. A special feature of the PC-12 is the ability to operate the aircraft with just one pilot. In addition there are a long range of the aircraft and at the same time the short take-off and landing characteristics as well as the Swiss engineering of the construction.

Spins & More offers the rating for the PC 12 and Checkrides.