Victa Aircruiser

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Victa Aircruiser
Role Four-seat light touring monoplane
National origin Australia
Manufacturer Victa Ltd
Designer Henry Millicer
First flight 18 July 1966
Number built 1
Developed from Victa Airtourer
Variants AESL CT/4 Airtrainer

The Victa Aircruiser was an 1960s Australian four-seat touring monoplane designed by Henry Millicer and built by Victa.[1]


Following the success of the earlier Airtourer, Millicer designed a four-seat version which he called the Aircruiser.[1] The prototype registered VH-MVR first flew on 18 July 1966.[1] Like the airtourer it was a low-wing monoplane with a fixed nosewheel landing gear and powered by a 210 hp (157 kW) Continental IO-360-H piston engine.[1] Rather than the sliding clear perflex canopy of the Airtourer, the four-seat Aircruiser had a fixed cabin roof with a single "car type" door on the left hand side.

Following the sale of the design rights of the Airtourer to Aero Engine Services Limited (AESL) of New Zealand the rights to the Aircruiser were also sold to AESL in 1969.[1] AESL's Chief Designer Pat Monk re-designed the aircraft as the AESL CT/4 Airtrainer, a fully aerobatic (+6G, -3G) military trainer.


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  1. ^ a b c d e Simpson 1991, p. 332


  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.