1999 LANCAIR 235

Fast and economical sport aircraft

$ 90,000 Australian Dollars -
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Fast and economical sport aircraft
New engine, new propeller, new paint (all white). Sell with fresh annual, nothing to spend for many years.
Wonderful aircraft that is a joy to fly cross country or interstate.

Price is plus GST if sold in Australia.


A message from Justin Sollitt - previous owner of VH-FWR and Founder & Director of Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd (SASL) t/a Hangar247.

This aircraft was owned by SASL from 2004 to 2008. At the time of purchase SASL was brokering the sale for the owner/builder, a retired airline captain based in New Zealand. The aircraft was then first registered in New Zealand as ZK-TAO.

When SASL purchased the aircraft in mid 2004 it had only 33 hours testing time logged from new and I immediately put my mark on her by completing a full $10,000 avionics refit, including a colour map GPS, as well as changing the tail number to ZK-RKT (pocket RocKeT). See listing photos.

During SASL ownership the aircraft has flown to every corner of New Zealand and landed at nearly every sealed airport (as well as a few grass ones). Its primary function was serving as a fast and economical commuter in the business of aircraft sales.

With a cruise of 145 knots (290km/hr) and 6 hours fuel range (1800km) and burning just 25L/hr at altitude, the aircraft could easily get from one end of New Zealand to the other, non-stop if necessary. The aircraft was particularly useful where a 4 or 5 hour journey by road crossing New Zealand east -west over the Alps could be done in 45 minutes.

Maintenance was a breeze under the NZ SAA maintenance program and the aircraft went through every maintenance check without issue or surprise.

When SASL sold the aircraft in 2008 it had logged 640 hours total flight time that was all flown under my command (less the 33 hours testing). The sale was to the current owner and I undertook the delivery flight from Christchurch, New Zealand to Northam, Western Australia where the aircraft is currently for sale. This journey was nearly 8000km, it took 30 hours flight time over 5 days and included Trans-Tasman refuelling stops in Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands as well as mainland stops in Kempsy, Ballarat, Ceduna, Forrest and Kalgoorlie.

The aircraft was then installed onto the Australian civil register VH-FWR and I noted that the local certification engineer commented that the aircraft’s maintenance standard and prior engineering record keeping from new was among the best he had ever seen, hence there was very little effort required to transfer the aircraft over to the Australian Civil Register.

I can personally recommended this machine to any purchaser looking for a fast, nimble and economical two place retractable aircraft for business or pleasure VFR use. This aircraft lives up to it reputation as a rocket ship that poles around the sky like a jet fighter, so it is not suitable for flight training or general rental as many buyers that we originally spoke to thought of doing.

In my experience and considering the engine, prop and paint status - the asking price represents very good value.

I am limited to the amount I can write about it here but I would be happy to respond to specific questions on application and can provide more photos.

Justin Sollitt


New paint, all white.

Exterior Condition - 10 / 10

Interior Condition - 7 / 10

Glass Condition - / 10

Not Available
FEATURES & Equipment
  • 150 litres fuel (circa 6+ hours range)
  • Strobes
  • Retractable gear
  • Tinted canopy glass
  • VG's
Airframe Details

709 Hrs

Engine & Propeller Details
Engine 1 Propeller 1
Type Lycoming 0235 Prince 2 blade fixed pitch
Hours since new 709 0
Hours since major overhaul 0 --
Hours to run -- --
Engine Notes

Complete overhaul

Propeller Notes

New propeller
Blade Q Tips

Maintenance Notes

Sold with fresh annual

Avionic Equipment
  • ICOM A200 VHF Com
  • King KT76 Transponder
  • Sigtronics intercom
  • Garmin 296 GPS (panel)


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  • Registered Australia Flag
  • Registration VH-FWR
  • Serial SP1065
  • Year 1999
  • Make Lancair
  • Model 235
  • Airframe TTSN 709 hours
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Country Australia Flag
  • City Northam, WA
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Kim Fewster

Private Seller VH-FWR


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