Aircraft Fleet Descriptions
The preferred plane for corporate work is the King Air due to its comfort, speed and turbine engines. It is a superb aircraft and well suited to corporate charters as it is quick and flies above most weather. The Chieftain and Navajo aircraft are twin piston engines and still provide corporate luxury as they have club seating configurationalthough neither are pressurised. For holiday and scenic charters the Chieftains and Navajo are preferred due to the large viewing windows and the ability of the aircraft to fly lower. The flagship touring plane is a Piper Chieftain shown on this page. It is probably the best presented Chieftain available. All aircraft are rated for instrument flying which allows departures and arrivals in most weather and at night (assuming the airstrip is suitable). They are flown by experienced commercial pilots with appropriate Class 1 Instrument Ratings. The aircraft are operated under Kirkhope Aviations Air Operator Certificate with the required CASA insurance level. Note: Sometimes the particular plane pictured here may not be available for a specific trip. In these situations, a similar twin engine aircraft to that described here will be used.