Aircraft

Introducing the fleet

Some of the hardest working missionaries you'll find anywhere

Piper Aztec

PA23-250T Model D (Turbocharged)

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Specifications (PA-23-250F, normally aspirated)
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976–77[5]

General characteristics

Crew: one
Capacity: five passengers
Payload: 1,600 lb (725 kg) cargo
Length: 31 ft 2¾ in (9.52 m)
Wingspan: 37 ft 2½ in (11.34 m)
Height: 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m)
Wing area: 207.6 ft² (19.28 m²)
Airfoil: USA 35-B (modified)
Aspect ratio: 6.8:1
Empty weight: 3,180 lb (1,442 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 5,200 lb (2,360 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming IO-540-C4B5 normally aspirated air-cooled flat-six piston engines, 250 hp (187 kW) each
Propellers: two bladed Hartzell HC-E2YK-2RB constant speed propeller

Performance

Never exceed speed: 277 mph (240 knots, 446 km/h)
Maximum speed: 215 mph (187 knots, 346 km/h)
Cruise speed: 172 mph (150 knots, 278 km/h) at 10,200 ft (3,110 m) (long-range cruise)
Stall speed: 68 mph (59 knots, 109 km/h) (flaps down)
Range: 1,519 miles (1,320 nmi, 2,445 km)at long-range cruise
Service ceiling: 18,950 ft (5,775 m) (absolute ceiling)
Rate of climb: 1,400 ft/min (7.1 m/s)

This is the workhorse of our fleet.

Capable of carrying 5 passengers up to 1200 miles, most destinations in the Bahamas and the Caribbean are within reach non-stop from Florida.

Cessna 172

C172 Training Aircraft

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Specifications (172M)
Data from Cessna

General characteristics

Crew: one
Capacity: three passengers
Length: 27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Wing area: 174 sq ft (16.2 m2)
Aspect ratio: 7.32
Airfoil: modified NACA 2412
Empty weight: 1,691 lb (767 kg)
Gross weight: 2,450 lb (1,111 kg)
Fuel capacity: 56 US gallons (212 litres)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360-L2A four cylinder, horizontally opposed aircraft engine, 160 hp (120 kW)
Propellers: 2-bladed metal

Performance

Cruise speed: 122 kn (140 mph; 226 km/h)
Stall speed: 47 kn (54 mph; 87 km/h) (power off, flaps down)
Never exceed speed: 163 kn (188 mph; 302 km/h) (IAS)[8]
Range: 696 nmi (801 mi; 1,289 km) with 45 minute reserve, 55% Power, at 12,000 ft
Service ceiling: 13,500 ft (4,100 m)
Rate of climb: 721 ft/min (3.66 m/s)
Wing loading: 14.1 lb/sq ft (68.6 kg/m2)

Our Cessna 172 provides for the majority of our flight training needs.

Missionary pilots that are learning to fly, acquiring a new license, or obtaining an instrument rating. Low cost per flight hour and high reliability are the key facotrs for choosing this airframe.