Planes

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Typical missions

All missions lasting approx. one week between departure and return, with the exception of ski trips, those would typically be weekend trips lasting 2-3 days.

KPWM to KBTP 461.4 nm with two 175 lb adults and two children under 100 lbs, and 100 lbs of baggage

KPWM to KPNN 150.1 nm with two 175 lb adults and two children under 100 lbs, and 100 lbs of baggage

KPWM to KEFK 111.2 nm with two 200 lb adults and 100 lbs of ski gear (including two pairs of skis)

KPWM to KFFA 550 nm with two 175 lb adults and two children under 100 lbs, and 100 lbs of baggage. Maybe 7NC2?

KPWM to KFME 399 nm with two 175 lb adults and two children under 100 lbs, and 100 lbs of baggage

Desired features

Planes

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Make/Model Target price Cruise speed
(kts)
Time to cover
450nm (hrs)
Fuel flow
(gph)
Fuel to cover
450nm (gal)
Wing loading
(lbs/sq.ft.)
Power loading
(lbs/hp)
Best rate
of climb (fpm)
VS0 fuel capacity (gal) cruise range
(full fuel, 45min res)
cruise range
(4 hrs)
useful load
(full fuel)
takeoff roll
(50ft obstacle)
landing
(50ft obstacle)
Cessna 172S $125000 126 3.6 9.7 34.6 14.7 14.2 730 47 53 562.5 515 252 658.4 1633 1335 14000
Cessna 182S $200000 140 3.2 12.5 40.2 17.8 13.5 924 50 88 845.6 644 280 947 1514 1350 18100
Cirrus SR20 $200000 160 2.8 10.4 29.3 21.5 14.5 961 57 60 763.1 665 320 837.8 1865 1960 16000
Cirrus SR22 $200000 180 2.5 16.4 41.0 23.5 11.0 1400 59 81 709.0 664 360 854.8 1629 2352 17500
Diamond DA40 XL $225000 150 3.0 10 30.0 18.2 14.7 1120 49 50 600.0 560 300 680 1700 2093 16400
Van's RV-10 $200000 175 2.6 14.6 37.5 18.2 10.4 1450 50 60 544.2 710 350 807.2 20000