There are several types and variants of aircrafts available for people to fly that have approved hand controls. For people with lower with lower limb disabilities. The PA28 Cherokee has been fitted with a Vision Air hand control and has a wide walkway, whilst the Cessna 172 has a portable bolt on Union hand control that allows us to cater for most, if not all people with disabilities. We also have hand controls for the Piper PA28 R which is a complex aeroplane used for commercial flight training. Finally, we can also offer a C152 (2 seat) training aeroplane fitted with the Union control.
The hand controls allows the rudder pedals to be operated by hands. In this way, full flying control of the aircraft is maintained.
Piper PA28 Variants
The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of light aircraft that were designed for flight training, air taxi and personal use. Many Variants of the Piper PA28; Cherokee, Warrior, Archer & PA28 Retractable undercarriage.
→ Length: 23.3 feet (7.16 m)
→ Wingspan: 30.0 feet (9.2 m)
→ Height: 7.3 feet (2.25 m)
→ Empty weight: 1201 lbs (544 kg)
→ Loaded weight: 2150 lbs (975 kg)
→ Useful load: 949 lbs (430 kg)
→ Max takeoff weight: 2150 lbs (975 kg)
Cessna’s can be found in most flying schools around the world. We have hand controls for the 4 seater C172, 2 seater C152 and you can use the hand controls in the Cessna 210 and Cardinal.
→ Useful load: 904 lbs.
→ Standard empty Weight: 1403 lbs
→ Fuel capacity: 43 US Gallons
→ Fuel tanks: 2
→ Engine: Avco Lycoming O-320-H2AD, 160 horsepower
→ Fitted with the Union aviation bolt on hand control
→ Cruise speed: 122 KT
→ Stall speed: 47 KT
→ Never exceed speed: 163 KT
→ Range: 696 nmi
→ Service ceiling: 13,500 ft (4,100 m)
→ Rate of climb: 721 ft/min (3.66 m/s)