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Big differences flying a turboprop vs piston aircraft

Charlie Gasmire from the Airplane Academy gets checked out on the Kodiak 100 turboprop for the first time. According to the youtuber flying a turboprop is some ways similar to a piston aircraft, and in a lot of ways it’s quite different.

In this video Gasmire showcases the main differences between flying both types including some of the new terminology and concepts learnt. Furthermore Gasmire demonstrates how these differences play out throughout the flight from start-up through landing. 

The Kodiak 100 is a new generation 10 seat short take off and landing (STOL) turboprop aircraft that has a maximum take off weight (MTOW) of 3,290kg and a typical fuel burn of 45 gallons per hour (GPH). The Kodiak 100 has a large door and the interior is configurable for passenger, freight or combination missions profiles. 

At a maximum cruise speed of 175ktas the Kodiak 100 can achieve a range of 1005nm over 5.8 hours. Flying at maximum range cruising speed of 135ktas the aircraft has a 1,132nm range over 8.4 hours. 




Author: FTN Editor

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