SOCATA / Gardan GY-80 Horizon

Touring Aircraft

Gardan GY-80-160 Horizon, G-BJAV, c/n 28 © Mick Bajcar
Photo ©: Mick Bajcar (Photos at
The GY-80 Horizon is a light single-engine four-seat touring aircraft developed by the French Yves Gardan and produced by the French manufacturer Sud-Aviationwhich later became SOCATA.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-320-B2B
Engine Power119 kW160 hp
max. Cruise Speed233 km/h126 kts
  145 mph
max. Speed (vne)246 km/h133 kts
  153 mph
Service Ceiling4.267 m14.000 ft
Range950 km513 NM
590 mi.
Empty Weight620 kg1.367 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.100 kg2.425 lbs
Wing Span9,70 m31 ft 10 in
Wing Area13,0 m140 ft
Length6,64 m21 ft 9 in
Height2,55 m8 ft 4 in
First Flight21.07.1960
Production Statusout of production
Total Production273
Data for (Version)SOCATA GY-80-160 Horizon
VariantsGY-80-150, GY-80-160, GY-80-180

[Photo-ID: 3267] Hartmut Ehlers 2010-04-18
Gardan GY-80-160 Horizon, TU Braunschweig, D-EMUG, c/n 91, Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Gardan
GY-80-160 Horizon
TU Braunschweig
Reg.: D-EMUG
c/n: 91
A rare bird.
[Uetersen-Heist (EDHE)]