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“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.”

Otto Lilienthal

Martinair Flight Academy is very proud of the modern fleet, four TB10 Tobago GT’s. These fully equipped four-seaters have a spacious cabin that provides excellent ergonomics and comfort. As a basic trainer for students and instructors it’s a pleasure to fly!

The TB10 is produced in southern France by EADS Socata. The four-cylinder boxer engine produces 180 break horsepower, which results in a cruising speed of 105 kts (195km/h).

Fully IFR equipped, with for example a GPS with colour display, you can navigate in any weather without problems to your destination. It makes you arrive comfortably due to the its excellent ergonomics.

As a trainer for basic private pilot training and for the first part of the ATPL course, the TB10 is an ideal step to the more advanced TB20 GT Trinidad

The TB20 GT Trinidad, fully IFR equipped, includes autopilot/flight director, GPS, stormscope and not to forget, like the TB10, the spacious cockpit  making the TB20 one of the best equipped single engine training aircraft in the Netherlands.

The TB20 GT Trinidad, the big brother of the TB10 GT is a stunning piece of technology.

In the end, this is reflected and experienced in the performance of the aircraft. The six-cylinder boxer engine, equipped with an adjustable propeller, produces 250 break horsepower, which results in a cruising speed op 150 knots (277km/h).

The retractable landing gear provides aerodynamic elegance. As an advanced trainer for Instrument flights, the TB20 GT is the ideal partner. A cockpit with equipment, similar to the cockpit of an airline, is the tool for our extensive education programme.

Obtaining the Diamond DA42NG and replacing the Piper Seminole PA-44 is part of the latest training development at the Martinair Flight Academy. The DA42NG is the twin engine, ‘glass cockpit’ training aircraft used for the final actual flight training part of the ATPL program. With the introduction of this aircraft, the ‘glass cockpit, is introduced in the ATPL-training  program. Modern airlines are all equipped with ‘glass cockpit’. A ‘glass cockpit’ means amongst others that essential flight instruments are displayed on lcd-displays.

The Diamond DA42NG is the ideal training aircraft before entering into type rating training (TQ) for a modern airliner.
Note: A type rating is required for all multi engine, multi pilot aircraft, but it is not part of the ATPL training. Normally the required type rating for the designated aircraft is provided by the airline that employs the  ATPL graduated student as pilot.

Already the TB10 and TB-20 aircraft are state of the art equipped, but the DA42NG really is a new generation. Next to the extended cockpit equipment list, including the Garmin 1000, this aircraft has an anti/de-icing system, which enables ‘all weather operations’.

Flying training increasingly consists out of synthetic flight training. Martinair Flight Academy did choose the “state of the art” FNPT 2 procedure trainer, popularly known as simulator.

With today’s digital techniques, a FNPT 2 can simulate different airplane models, such as a single and a twin-engine propeller aircraft, but it can also simulate jet aircraft

Equipped with a 180º panel display, it is possible to create a realistic picture of the environment, so that  student-pilots, despite that the FNPT 2 is not moving, feel that they really fly. This is the reason why increasingly actual flight training will be replaced by synthetic flight training in the future.

Big advantage is that a wide range of abnormal flight situations can be simulated without endangering crew,  aircraft and environment. The hourly operating costs are less in comparison with actual flying. This results in lower overall training costs. An FNPT 2 delivers a positive contribution to the environment