I would like some advice, please.
A french friend of mine will be spending a two month holiday in Italy. He is a student pilot and may have his licence by that time.
He has asked me to find him an aeroplane for the period (rent) with the intention of flying 120 / 150 hours (they will most probably be all with another pilot on board).
He will want to be able to travel (typically Rome - Cannes) with two pax and some luggage.
Home base will be a 600m grass strip, sea level.
I believe a fixed gear a/c would be best, VP an option, range a necessity, good low speed handling quite important.
I have taken into consideration the following aircraft:
- Diamond DA40
- Piper Archer
- Cessna 182
- Robin 235
- Piper Cherokee Six.
Any comments / suggestions greatly appreciated.
(also because I'll probably end up doing most of the flying)