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.
Cessna Skyhawk 172
$300 – $400 phrWhether your motivation is to ﬂy farther without refueling, or to simply have […]