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Aero AT-3

Aero AT-3


The Aero AT-3 is a two-seater low-flying aircraft built in Poland by Aero AT in a certified version and as a homebuilt aircraft. The aircraft has a fixed, three-wheeled undercarriage. The structure is mostly metal and partly composite. The AT-3 was designed by Tomasz Antoniewski and first flew in 1997. The aircraft is certified according to the European Very Light Aircraft regulations.

Brand Aero
Type AT-3
Pilots 1
Passengers 1
Maximum Take Off Weight 752 kg
Empty weight 375 kg
Payload 377 kg
Cruising speed 100 knots (185 km/h)
Maximum Speed 118 knots (219 km/h)
Stall speed 44 knots (81 km/h)
Maximum crosswind 12 knots (22 km/h)
Maximum distance 900 km
Fuel consumption 18 l/hour
Fuel Capacity 65 liter
Maximum altitude 12500 feet (3810 m)
Span 7.6 m
Height 5.9 m
New price € 135,000 (2022)
ICAO code AAT3

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Aero AT-3. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.

Frequently asked questions about the Aero AT-3

How fast does a Aero AT-3 fly?

An Aero AT-3 is normally flying at about 185 km/h (100 knots), which is its cruising speed. It can fly a bit faster, but never more than 219 km/h (118 knots).

How much does a Aero AT-3 cost?

The Aero AT-3 has a new price starting at about €135,000. The exact price depends on the chosen options, exchange rates and other factors.

How high can the Aero AT-3 fly?

To about 12,500 feet, that is about 3,810 meters. The exact altitude depends on several factors, such as weight and ambient temperature.

How far can a Aero AT-3 fly?

The range is about 900 kilometres. The distance also depends on how fast you fly and whether there is much wind. A possible diversion to another airport is also taken into account.

How much does a Aero AT-3 consume?

Without wind, the Aero AT-3 consumes about 10 litres per 100 km, which is about 1 in 10.3. The consumption depends on how fast you fly. Usually the consumption is indicated at the cruising speed. For this aircraft it is on average about 185 km/hr with a consumption of about 18 litres per hour.

How much does a Aero AT-3 weigh?

Empty the aircraft weighs about 375 kg. Including fuel, passengers and baggage, the aircraft must not weigh more than 752 kg. The maximum amount of fuel, passengers and baggage that can be carried is 377 kg.

About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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