Interior of a Cessna 402. Above banner: Beechcraft Bonanza.

Interior of a Cessna 402. Above banner: Beechcraft Bonanza.

Piston Aircraft Charter

Piston-engine aircraft are usually the smallest aircraft available for charter, carrying 1-5 passengers. They are well-suited to flights of around 1 hour in duration. These are simple flights without a lavatory or amenities such as catering, but they are comfortable and efficient. They are the most economical private air travel solution over short distances.

On this page:

  • Beechcraft Baron, Bonanza, Duke

  • Cessna 172, 182, 206, 210, 310, 340, 402, 414, 421

  • Cirrus SR22

  • Piper 6, Aztec, M350, Malibu, Navajo, Seneca

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Beechcraft Baron

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.1 ft
Cabin Width: 3.5 ft
Cabin Length: 10.6 ft
Baggage total: 46 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 191 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 1,110 NM (model 58P)
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Beechcraft Bonanza

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.1 ft
Cabin Width: 3.5 ft
Cabin Length: 10.6 ft
Baggage total: 37 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 170 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: Up to 186 NM (model B36TC)
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

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Beechcraft Duke B60

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.3 ft
Cabin Width: 4.2 ft
Cabin Length: 9.8 ft
Baggage total: 60 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 194 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 1,015 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP

Passengers (typical): 3 (2 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.0 ft
Cabin Width: 3.2 ft
Cabin Length: 8.3 ft
Baggage total: 30 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 124 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 352 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Cessna 182 Turbo Skylane

Passengers (typical): 3 (2 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.0 ft
Cabin Width: 3.5 ft
Cabin Length: 11.2 ft
Baggage total: 32 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 155 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 666 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

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Cessna 206

Passengers (typical): 6 (5 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.1 ft
Cabin Width: 3.6 ft
Cabin Length: 12.1 ft
Baggage total: 11 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 194 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 739 NM (model 206G)
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Cessna 210N

Passengers (typical): 6 (5 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4 ft
Cabin Width: 3.8 ft
Cabin Length: -
Baggage total: 26 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 193 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 451 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Cessna 310R II

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.1 ft
Cabin Width: 4.0 ft
Cabin Length: 8.7 ft
Baggage total: 65 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 198 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 469 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Cessna 340A

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.3 ft
Cabin Width: 4.6 ft
Cabin Length: 9.3 ft
Baggage total: 66 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 220 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 950 NM (model 340A Ram VII)
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

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Cessna 402C

Passengers (typical exec configuration): 7 (6 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.3 ft
Cabin Width: 4.6 ft
Cabin Length: 11.3 ft
Average Cruising Speed: 195 KTAS
Baggage total: 69 cu ft
Full Passenger Range: 986 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

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Cessna 414A

Passengers (typical): 7 (6 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.3 ft
Cabin Width: 4.6 ft
Cabin Length: 11.3 ft
Baggage total: 85 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 219 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 1,184 NM (model 414A RamV)
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Cessna 421C

Passengers (typical): 7 (6 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.3 ft
Cabin Width: 4.6 ft
Cabin Length: 11.3 ft
Baggage total: 84 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 257 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 929 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Cirrus SR22

Passengers (typical): 3 (2 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.1 ft
Cabin Width: 4.2 ft
Cabin Length: 6.6 ft
Baggage total: 32 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 180 KTAS (model SR22T G6)
Full Passenger Range: 299 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

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Piper 6XT

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 3.5 ft
Cabin Width: 4.1 ft
Cabin Length: 8.3 ft
Baggage total: 24 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 165 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 304 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Piper Aztec PA23

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 3.5 ft
Cabin Width: 4.1 ft
Cabin Length: 8.3 ft
Baggage total: 47 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 178 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 578 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Piper M350

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 3.9 ft
Cabin Width: 4.2 ft
Cabin Length: 12.3 ft
Baggage total: 33 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 212 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 682 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

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Piper Malibu Mirage PA46

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 3.9 ft
Cabin Width: 4.2 ft
Cabin Length: 12.3 ft
Baggage total: 33 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 195 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 806 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Piper Navajo Chieftain PA31

Passengers (typical): 9 (8 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 4.3 ft
Cabin Width: 4.2 ft
Cabin Length: 10.9 ft
Baggage total: 63 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 175 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 507 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No

Piper Seneca V PA34

Passengers (typical): 5 (4 with two pilots)
Cabin Height: 3.5 ft
Cabin Width: 4.1 ft
Cabin Length: 8.3 ft
Baggage total: 32 cu ft
Average Cruising Speed: 159 KTAS
Full Passenger Range: 528 NM
Lavatory: No
Galley: No