Piston Aircraft Hourly Charter Rates

 

Piston aircraft are smaller and generally have a slower maximum speed than their turboprop alternatives. Generally configured to seat between 2 and 6 passengers, these piston aircraft are nearly all certified for single pilot operation even though all flights conducted by Aircharter have two pilots by default. the maximum range of a piston aircraft is around 1,000 nautical miles, but often will be much less as piston aircraft are more sensitive to onboard weight of passengers and luggage. A piston aircraft is defined as an aircraft that uses a piston engine in place of a turboprop (turbofan) engine. Piston engines require maintenance less often than turboprops, and lead to less routine maintenance. Pistons are very common for small amounts of precious cargo that needs to be delivered quickly, and for smaller flights with under 6 passengers.

Piston aircraft are able to takeoff and land in even the smallest airports, and even unpaved landing strips, making pistons the most versatile aircraft in terms of airport requirements. Piston aircraft cost approximately $500 to $1,500 an hour to charter depending on the size of the aircraft in question as well as location. Pistons tend to be very easy to locate in the United States, but tend to be more scarce in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Piston aircraft are the best way to travel very short distances with minimal passenger counts, but are much smaller aircraft than turboprops and light jets and do not offer as much cabin room. For more details visit our Aircraft Guide where you will find everything on all makes and models of aircraft for charter.

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Cessna Skyhawk 172

$300 – $400 phr

Whether your motivation is to fly farther without refueling, or to simply have more options as to what or who comes along, the Skyhawk SP …

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Cessna CE-182 Skylane

$300 – $600 phr

As originally introduced in 1956, the Cessna 182 Skylane had an empty weight of 1540 pounds and a gross of 2,550 for a useful of …

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Cessna CE-210

$400 – $1,000 phr

The Cessna 210 Centurion is a single-engine six-seat light touring- and utility aircraft with retractable landing gear produced by the American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft.The Cessna …

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Piper PA28RT Arrow

$400 – $1,100 phr

The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, fixed landing gear, light aircraft, that was manufactured in the United States …

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Beechcraft Bonanza

$400 – $700 phr

Single–engine pilots prize the high–performance control and field–tested reliability of the Beechcraft Bonanza G36. Fast, roomy and comfortable, the Bonanza G36 is the aspiration of …

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Piper Seneca III/IV

$400 – $1,200 phr

Some missions require the reliability and redundancy of a twin-engine airplane. If a significant amount of your flying is over mountains, at night, over water …

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Mooney M20A

$400 – $900 phr

Mooneys derive their performance from a clean airframe with drag reduced by refinements over the years. Many of these refinements are Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) …

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Cessna 206 Stationair

$500 – $700 phr

It all started in 1963 with the Cessna 205. This airplane used the airframe and engine (IO-470, 260 hp) of the retractable 210 of that …

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Piper PA-44 Seminole

$500 – $600 phr

The Piper Seminole has clearly established itself to be the best multi-engine trainer available today. With over twenty years of proven service, both students and …

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Piper Aztec

$500 – $900 phr

The Aztec was never the fastest light twin, nor the one with the greatest payload, nor the most powerful. But in terms of cabin space, …

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Cessna CE-310

$500 – $1,200 phr

TheCessna 310respectivelyCessna 320 Skyknightis a twin-engined four- to six-seat light touring and corporate aircraft with retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturerCessna Aircraft Company.Light …

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Cessna CE-310 R

$500 – $900 phr

TheCessna 310respectivelyCessna 320 Skyknightis a twin-engined four- to six-seat light touring and corporate aircraft with retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company.Light …

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Beechcraft Baron 58

$600 – $1,200 phr

Setting the standard in twin-engine aircraft design, Beechcraft’s high-performance Baron has always been associated with precision craftsmanship that appeals to both pilots and passengers alike.The …

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Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six

$600 – $1,200 phr

The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, fixed landing gear, light aircraft, that was manufactured in the United States …

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Cessna 207 Stationair

$600 – $1,000 phr

It all started in 1963 with the Cessna 205. This airplane used the airframe and engine (IO-470, 260 hp) of the retractable 210 of that …

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Piper PA-32R Lance/Saratoga

$700 – $1,300 phr

The Piper PA-32R is a six-seat, high-performance, single engine, all-metal fixed-wing aircraft produced by Piper Aircraft. The design began life as the Piper Lance, a …

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Cessna CE-401

$700 – $1,400 phr

The Cessna 401 respectively Cessna 402 is a twin-engined six- to ten-seat light corporate and utility aircraft with retractable landing gearproduced by the US-American manufacturer …

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Piper Navajo

$700 – $1,500 phr

The Piper PA-31 Navajo is a family of cabin-class, twin-engine aircraft designed and built by Piper Aircraft for the general aviation market, most using Lycoming …

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Piper Seneca V

$700 – $1,000 phr

Some missions require the reliability and redundancy of a twin-engine airplane. If a significant amount of your flying is over mountains, at night, over water …

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Cirrus Cirrus SR22

$700 – $1,000 phr

The iconic SR22; the world’s first choice of general aviation aircraft. Specifically engineered to give you the lifestyle you want -freedom to go where you …

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Piper Matrix

$700 – $1,000 phr

The six-seat Matrix offers a lot: Cabin class comfort with a stowable table in a club seating arrangement; an airstair entry door; retractable gear; air …

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Cessna CE-340 (340A)

$700 – $1,900 phr

When released, the Cessna 340 joined the Beechcraft Duke as the only other six seat pressurized piston twin from a major manufacturer, positioned in Cessna’s …

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Cessna T303 Crusader

$700 – $1,000 phr

The T303 integrated a number of advanced features, being the first entirely new piston twin from Cessna in over a decade. The advancements included bonded …

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Diamond DA42 Twin Star

$741 – $793 phr

The DA42 Twin Star is the ultimate flying machine. If you’re considering a high performance single or light twin, there simply isn’t a better aircraft …

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Piper Chieftain

$766 – $1,482 phr

The Piper PA31 aircraft are fast and efficient. Able to seat up to 9 passengers, these well-known and reliable aircraft are spacious and perfect for …

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Cessna 414 Chancellor

$800 – $1,400 phr

The Cessna 414 Chancellor is a twin-engine light aircraft. The 414 was developed from the Cessna 421 and the Chancellor version of the aircraft was …

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Cessna CE-402 Business/Utiliner

$800 – $1,400 phr

The Cessna 401 and 402 are series of 6 to 10 place, light twin, pistonengine aircraft. This line was manufactured by Cessna from 1966 to …

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Cessna 421 Golden Eagle

$800 – $1,300 phr

The Cessna 421 Golden Eagle is a twin-engined six- to ten-seat light corporate aircraft with retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft …