Choosing an aircraft
Depending on group size, guests often find that any of our three aircraft types might suit their travel needs. When deciding on an aircraft type for charter, you should consider the following
Whilst all Kirkhope Aviation aircraft are fitted with leather seating, legroom and seat width is largest in our Beechcraft King Air. Headroom and ease of access is also greater compared to the Piper Navajo and Chieftain. The Beechcraft King Air also offers a pressurized cabin, allowing for a more gradual and comfortable ascent and decent for passengers. All of our aircraft types are available with airconditioning, a feature not standard among our competition.
The larger windows on the Piper Navajo and Chieftain make them our choice for any touring or scenic charters, and guests in any seat of these aircraft can expect a fantastic view in-flight. Whilst the Beechcraft King Air does have windows, they are smaller and circular, which comparitively limits this.
The additonal speed of the Beechcraft King Air reduces sector times by approximately 35%, which is most noticable on flights longer than 2 hours such as those to major centres. The time saved by using a faster aircraft can translate to increased productivity or time on holiday at your destination.
For those looking for cost effective regional traval, the Chieftain strikes a balance between comfort and efficiency. When filled, it is the cheapest on a cost per seat basis and is often a cheaper alternative than a regional airline.
Luggage and cargo
All aircraft are capable of carrying passenger baggage and cargo, however depending on the size of your group it may not be possible to carry the same amount of luggage as expected on an airline. Nominated passenger capacity for each aircraft typically allows only for limited overnight baggage (in soft bags rather than rigid suitcases). With reduced passenger numbers carriage of additional cargo is possible.