Aerospace ST4 Airtrainer. A photo. Characteristics.
Aerospace ST4 Airtrainer. A photo. Characteristics.

Aerospace ST4 Airtrainer. A photo. Characteristics.


New Zealand

A type: single-engine training aircraft primary education

Crew: Two pilots are arranged side by side

Plane Airtrainer can trace its origins back to 1953 years when double compact design of Henry Milikera then chief aerodynamics Australian National Aviation Plant (Australian Government Aircraft Factory), won the competition to design a light aircraft, organized by the British royal flying club. Production was organized in 1960, the company "Vikte» (Victa) in Australia, and the time when 1968 the company "Vikte" was acquired by "Aero Engin SEVIS milited» (Aero Engine Services Ltd AESL) from New Zealand, was 170 built aircraft "Eyrtuer» (Airtourer - aviaturist).

Originally designed in wood construction has been transformed into a metal and further developed in the four-seater "Eyrkruize» (Aircruiser - aviakreyser), which later became the basis for "Eyrtreyner" aircraft, modified for military customers. Designed for operational overload of + to 6 -3q, Airtrainer aircraft has been ordered by the Royal Air Force of Australia, who purchased 37 aircraft under the designation ST-4A. Later they were joined by 14 aircraft, built to Rhodesia, but their delivery was blocked by the UN arms embargo in 1972 year.

Thirty copies were bought by Thai Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force ordered 19 aircraft CT-4V which differed increased gross weight, - all of them were built by "New Zilend Aerospace Industries» (New Zealand Aerospace Industries NZAI) after the merger AESL now Air Parts in 1973 year. Get in operation in Australia nickname "Plastic Parrott» (Plastic Parrot - a plastic parrot) ST-4 ensure reliable operation as uchebnotrenirovochnyh aircraft initial training at flight training school № 1 in Point Cook until decommissioning in the middle of 1992 years.

In May 1993 years 36 aircraft CT-4, served in the Royal Air Force of Australia, were sold to civilians and organizations in Australia (33 instance) and the USA (3 aircraft). Company "Miliker Aircraft» (Millicer Aircraft) in Victoria, Australia, is scheduled to begin production of civil aircraft "Eyrtreyner" again to 1999 years.


  • Length: 7,15 m
  • Wingspan: 7,92 m
  • Height: 2,59 m


The weight:

  • BLANK: 662 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1089 kg


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 426 km / h


Basic data

Range of flight: 1300 km

Power point: I0-360-H company "Rolls Royce", "Kontinental» (Continental)

Power: 210 l. from. (157 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • February 23 1972 years (the plane ST-4)


The surviving airworthy modifications in the hands of civilians:

  • ST-4A and B