Skydive Spaceland Aircraft

At Skydive Spaceland Atlanta, we usually fly a Cessna Caravan. During the famous Birthday Boogie and other occasions, we may also fly a DeHavilland Super Twin Otter. Our Florida location features a Supervan 900, and our Houston/Dallas locations typically fly a Twin Otter and Supervan 900. We also have a King Air for support as needed.

Following is some information on each type of aircraft. We also lease, buy, and sell aircraft (for more information: email Steve Boyd or call him at 281-369-3337).

Cessna Caravan

Skydive Spaceland Atlanta Caravan

General characteristics

  • Crew: one or two
  • Capacity: nine passengers or 13 with FAR Part 23 waiver (airline configuration). 14 jumpers in skydiving configuration.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 37 ft 7 in (11.46 m)
    • Wingspan: 52 ft 1 in (15.88 m)
    • Height: 14 ft 11 in (4.55 m)
    • Wing area: 279 sq ft (25.9 m2)
    • Aspect ratio: 9.702
    • Cabin height: 54 in (1.37 m)
    • Cabin width: 64 in (1.63 m)
  • Airfoil: wing root: NACA 23017.424, wing tip: NACA 23012[36]
  • Weights:
    • Empty weight: 4,730 lb (2,145 kg)
    • Gross weight: 8,000 lb (3,629 kg)
    • Maximum landing weight : 7,800 lb (3,538 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 2,224 lb (1,009 kg/332 gal/1,257 l)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A turboprop, 675 shp (503 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed McCauley Constant speed, full feathering, reversible pitch

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 214 mph; 186 kn (344 km/h) true air speed
  • Stall speed: 70 mph; 61 kn (113 km/h) calibrated air speed
  • Range: 1,232 mi; 1,070 nmi (1,982 km)
  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,234 ft/min (6.27 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 28.674 lb/sq ft (140.00 kg/m2)

Information from Wikipedia


Cessna Supervan 900 (modified Grand Caravan)

Skydive Spaceland Supervan

 

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: Skydiving configuration: Maximum 18 passengers and one pilot. With seats, nine passengers or 14 with FAR Part 23 waiver
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 12.67 m (41 ft 7 in)
    • Wingspan: 15.88 m (52 ft 1 in)
    • Height: 4.32 m (14 ft 2 in)
    • Wing area: 26.0 m2 (280 sq ft)
Supervan 900   Specifications vs. OEM
Specification Standard OEM Grand Caravan* Supervan 900
Engine PT6A-114A TPE331-12JR
Horsepower 675 shp flat-rated 900 shp flat-rated
Torque 1865 2971 ft-lbs
TBO 3600 hrs 7000 hrs
Max gross weight 8750 lbs 9062 lbs *
Std. empty weight (wheels) 4575 lbs 4675 lbs
Useful Load (wheels) 4175 lbs 4387 lbs *
Climb (ISA- g.w.) 975 ft/min 1510 ft/min
Max Cruise (10,000 ft.) 175 kts 198 kts
Max Cruise fuel flow 396 lbs/hr 435 lbs/hr
Takeoff (ground roll) 1405 ft. 1054ft
Takeoff (50′ obstacle) 2420 ft 1875 ft
Landing (wheels) 950 ft 950 ft
Power loading 13 lbs/shp 10.1 lbs/shp
Stall Speed- flaps 61 kts 61 kts
Endurance (max cruise- standard fuel) 5.6 hrs 6.2 hrs
Range (max cruise- standard fuel) 915 nm 1000 nm
* With gross weight increase kit installed
Information from Wikipedia and Texas Turbine Conversions

DeHavilland Super Twin Otter

  • Skydive Spaceland Super Twin OtterCrew: One pilot
  • Capacity: Skydiving configuration: One pilot and up to 23 skydivers. With seats, 19 passengers plus 1 or 2 pilots and possibly a flight attendant.
  • Dimensions: 
    • Length: 51 ft 9 in (15.77 m)
    • Wingspan: 65 ft (19.8 m)
    • Height: 19 ft 9 in (5.93 m)
    • Wing area: 420 ft² (39 m²)
  • Weights
    • Empty weight: between 7,100 lb (3,200 kg) and 7,500 lb (3,400 kg)
    • Loaded weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
    • Useful load: 5,200 lb (2,360 kg)
    • Max. takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27 turboprop engines, 620 hp – 680 hp (460 kW – 507 kW) each
  • Performance
    • Maximum speed: 170 knots (195 mph (314 km/h))
    • Cruise speed: 150 knots (173 mph (278 km/h))
    • Stall speed: 58 knots (VSO, gross weight, landing configuration)
    • Range: 920 nautical miles (1,050 mi (1,690 km))
    • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    • Rate of climb: 1,600 ft/min (8.1 m/s)
    • Power/mass: 10.08 hp/lb (6.132 kW/kg)
Information from Wikipedia

Shorts Skyvan

Skyvan

  • Crew: 1-2 pilots
  • Capacity: Skydiving configuration: Maximum 23 jumpers and 1 pilot. With seats, 19 passengers
  • Dimensions: 
    • Length: 12.21 m (40 ft 1 in)
    • Wingspan: 19.79 m (64 ft 11 in)
    • Height: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
    • Wing area: 35.12 m² (378 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 3,331 kg (7,344 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,670 kg (12,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Garrett AiResearch TPE-331-201 Turboprops, 533 kW (715 hp) each
  • Performance
    • Never exceed speed: 402 km/h (250 mph)
    • Maximum speed: 324 km/h (202 mph)
    • Cruise speed: 315 km/h (170 knots, 197 mph)
    • Stall speed: 111 km/h (69 mph)
    • Range: 1,200 km (694 miles)
    • Service ceiling: 6858m (22,500 ft)
    • Rate of climb: 500 m/min (1,640 ft/min)
    • Wing loading: 136.6 kg/m² (33.5 lb/ft²)

Information from Wikipedia

King Air A90

King Air

Specifications obtained from the FAA Type Certificate and the Hawker Beechcraft website[63][65]

General characteristics

Performance

Information from Wikipedia

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