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.