Enjoy aerobatics French-style in Norfolk! The low-wing Robin 2160i was originally designed by Avions Robin, later bought by Apex Aviation in France and is a popular aerobatics training aircraft loved by trainees and instructors alike.
What makes the Robin stand out from the aviation crowd is her cruise speed of 115 knots (around 145mph) at 11,000ft. This is thanks to the 160hp fuel-injected Lycoming engine which means the plane can pull +6 and -3g, boasts a stall speed of 53mph with the flaps down and a climb rate of 5.2m per second. Add to that the larger rudder and vertical tail than seen on the standard Robin, as well as the new wing shape, which all makes for an agile aircraft.
All this means with the Robin 2160i you've got one seriously fun to fly aerobatics trainer and when you step up for your 30 minutes, be prepared to be seeing the Norfolk countryside from some very funny angles as you fly inverted, pull stall turns, rolls and loops to the delight of your friends and family watching from below. Superb!