As mentioned in a recent post, the first two customer A32 Vixxen aircraft have arrived in Australia. One of them is a magnificent metallic green colour – Mazda Spirited Green Metallic to be specific. You may have seen Mazda 2 cars in this colour, which is only one of a series of bright metallic paint options they offer.
This is not a colour I would have thought of myself but I must say, it really grows on me! It seems to change hue in different weathers and looks quite different in morning and evening light. The engineers affectionately referred to it as ‘Kermit’ but I think the colour is too classy for a puppet frog!
Within a couple of weeks, residents of southern South Australia may spot the aircraft flying round and about. The new owner is also planning to take it away on a few trips with his partner – as a previous A22 Foxbat owner, he’s always wanted a little more cruise speed for longer distances. That extra 20+ knots should make all the difference.
Hopefully, the weather will be right for a full pre-delivery test flight in the next day or two – watch this space for more!
Stop press! Here’s a link to a couple of good quality photos of the green machine, courtesy Mike Rudd: green Aeroprakt A32