Inbasictermsaturbopropisajetwithapropeller/s.Thereasononewouldopttoratherbuyaturbopropoveraprivatejetfundamentallyis its ability to land on almost any hard surface, be it grass, gravel, asphalt or tar.Jetsareinalmostallinstanceslimitedtotar/concreterunways.Jetshaveafurtherdisadvantage,theyrequirelongerrunways,whereasTurbo Props can use in most instances a quarter of the runway distance. SoforcapitaltocapitaltravelJetsinmostcaseswillhavearunwaytoaccommodatethem,butcitytocity,towntotownitwillprove problematic,nottomentionhowyou'reoutofluckon99%ofgamelodges,remotedirtstrips,oranyotherrunwayshorterthan1.5kmand that'satbest.Inmostcasesyouwillneedaminimumof2kmforJets,whereastheTurboPropsperformwellon600to800-meterrunway lengths, dependent on the load that they are carrying.InshortTurboPropscanalmostlandanywherewhilstprovidingallthecomfortoftheirprivatejetcounterparts,pressurisation,abovethe weather capabilities, equal safety and reliability. The only downside is that they are slower, but nevertheless they are still fast.
Selchem Aviation only markets Beechcraft twin turbo props for the following reasons:Firstly,wehavebeenprivilegedtohaveownedatsomeorothertimethemajorityoftheBeechcraftKing Airrange.Theyareprovenandtestednot only by us but the world. These aircraft are incredibly robust, practical, luxurious and safe.Thelikelihoodofanenginefailureismostunlikely(Selchem Aviationhasneverencounteredone)BeechcraftKing Airscanholdtheirownonasingle engine extremely effectively TheBeechraftKing Airseriesisapracticalandefficientaircraft,amasterofthesky,theenvyofmanywhoaspiretoownone,andtheprideandjoy of the elect few who do. The Beechcraft king is versatile and will take you in and out of almost any runway.In conclusion, these aircraft in our opinion have no match but they do however come at a price tag.
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