Posted 08/03/2020 in Light Aircraft

Trago Mills SAH1 Aerobatic Trainer

£42,000.00 In Stock
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This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of UK aviation history. G-SAHI designed and built by Sydney Arthur Holloway for Trago Mills, hence ‘Trago Mills SAH-1’ (serial number 001) built in the early 80's as a potential replacement for the Bulldog as a basic trainer for the RAF later marketed as the ‘Sprint’. Reports from the test flights (including a flight by Neville Duke) consistently praise it's excellent handling and performance. For example, BAe Dunsfold's Ex. Chief Test Pilot, AFC Bedford, said of the aircraft, "It has made a great impression upon me and I am absolutely convinced that it is the best modern trainer yet produced. The Tiger-Moth of the 21st Century"

The aircraft has been under current ownership since 2005 but sadly a change of circumstances forces the sale of this great aircraft.

The aircraft has featured in flying magazines several times including PILOT (1984 & 1986), Flight International (1987), FLYER (1993 & 2008) etc.. It also featured in the TV Series "Test Pilot" when it was based with the Empire Test Pilots School who commended its handling characteristics.

This low hour aircraft is in excellent condition, including a bare metal respray (two part paint over chromated primer) in 2008. The aircraft is on the LAA register so is much cheaper to maintain and run than an equivalent aircraft managed under full CAA rules.

It is a lovely aircraft to fly, an excellent tourer and cleared for aerobatics to +6/-3g. If the CAA approve the use of LAA aircraft for flight training as is currently being considered, this would make an ideal aircraft for a flying school as well as a great all-rounder for a private owner.

Airframe: 1860 hours

Engine: only 450 hours since new

Avionics include:

- Garmin GTR 225A 8.33 KHz Radio

- Garmin GTX 328 Mode S Transponder

- Garmin 695 moving map GPS with 7" screen (panel mounted)

It is currently based at RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire which is scheduled to close.

Contact: Alec Hurley 0794 1642523 alechurley@outlook.com

Serious offers around £42K