Skydive Spaceland Aircraft

At Skydive Spaceland-San Marcos we fly a Cessna Supervan 900 and often a DeHavilland Super Twin Otter.

Following is some information on each type of aircraft, as well as the King Air A90 we sometimes use as backup.

We also lease, buy, and sell aircraft (for more information: email Steve Boyd or call him at 281-369-3337).

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

Cessna Supervan 900 (modified Grand Caravan)

Skydive Spaceland Supervan

 

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: Skydiving configuration: Maximum 17 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

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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