23 October 2015

Martin Aircraft Company Limited is pleased to announce that additional models of its P12 Prototype aircraft have achieved New Zealand CAA approval for manned flight.

P12.3 registered as ZK-JMK passed its Sports Aircraft Corporation (SAC) annual airworthiness inspection, and received a New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Manned Flight Permit. This third aircraft in the P12 series differs from previous as it has been built in more of a production-environment, using rigorous build-configuration-controls and processes.

To enable initial flight fine tuning of the flight control system, zero wind conditions are required. To achieve this in a controlled  test environment the flights were conducted inside the full covered Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.