GS Aviation uses the Ikarus C42 as their primary training aircraft. This aircraft type has been chosen as it is a high wing aircraft and the cockpit has easy access for students. It has forgiving handling characteristics, ideal for the low hours Pilot, along with a comfortable cabin including heating. The gas shock absorbers make for a strong durable undercarriage and, with disc brakes and flaps, the short field capability is second to none. A comfortable and economic cruise of 70 knots (80mph) allows both students and qualified pilots to go places at a fuel burn of under 12 litres an hour on the Rotax 912 80hp engine. Available for pupils during training on an hourly basis and also for shared ownership.