Westwind Aviation

(2011) LIMITED

Your New Zealand Company for the ICP range of aircraft including the Savannah S. Based at Forest Field aerodrome (NZFF) in Canterbury, we supply ready to build kits and provide support for your build. In addition we supply engines, propellers and spare parts as required. We are able to assist in any build or assemble one with your selected options for you to fly away.

We are a sub Agent for Aerokits Pty Ltd in Australia. There are over 300 Savannah aircraft flying in Australasia. There are 10 at various stages of being built in New Zealand as of September 2017.

We offer the Savannah S aircraft kit as both a tricycle and a tail wheel version. The kits have options included for a standard New Zealand build. They include adjustable seats, long range tanks, (4 x 36L for a range of almost 8 hours @ 18.5 Liters per hour), lockable recessed fuel tanks, a modified front axle, heater demister, the extended baggage compartment and an Outside Air Temperature sensor. A factory built aircraft option is also available and a price can be obtained upon request.

The Savannah S kit is sold with everything you need to build the aircraft except paint, engine, propeller and VHF radio. All instrumentation is included (look at the photos on this website) and the electrical wiring harness is pre assembled for ease of installation, it is not a difficult build.

You will need a decent air compressor. I suggest you go to one of those big home handyman stores or your favorite engineering supply place and look about, they cost around about $400 for a suitable unit. While you can convert the box the kit comes in into a build table, look at the photo above and spot the 2 build tables and mobile parts holder purchased from Stack-it Storage in Rangiora. www.stakit.co.nz or call 0800STACKIT. Even after the build you will find use for them in your shed or garage.

In addition the Sport Aircraft Association has a great website for home builders. I suggest you check out the ‘Aircraft Building’ drop down menu for a selection of common tools you will need. While a pair is supplied, I recommend you purchase a very comfortable set of ‘cleco’ pliers and about an extra 100 copper and 100 black cleco’s. Steve Noad at Aircraft Logistics, Rangiora Airport can supply and ship these to you. Call him on 03 3107290.

Savannah S Kits are for sale at $39,700 plus 15% GST.

We offer other options to the standard, subject to 15% GST and exchange rate fluctuations:

Rotax 912ULS and Bolly prop combination Price on application
Adjustable Seats $1050
Condor or Airtrac larger tires with BMS Tubes $800
X-Com VHF with Comant aerial and harness                                 $2250
Anti Collision Beacon (LED) POA
Manifold pressure Gauge Kit $410
AeroKits 3point door latch kit $252
Modified Front Axle $105
Aerokits Luggage restraint $232
Wing Tip Strobes $505
Aux Tank Manifolds $300     Included for Factory Built
Metal fuel filter Gascolator Kit $180     N/A on Factory Built.
Steering & throttle sealing boots with template $92       N/A on Factory Built.
Wheel bearing dust seals $15       If fitted with larger tyres.
Tall Rudder Kit $385  
Twin Stick with Electric Flaps $1630
Park Brake  $245
Y control column frame and leather boot $250