Skydiving and parachute jumping in Houston, Texas and South Florida

DeHavilland Super Twin Otters

Skydive Spaceland Aircraft

Skydive Spaceland Aircraft

Apr 24, 2012

At Skydive Spaceland-Houston we fly DeHavilland Super Twin Otters and a Cessna Supervan 900 primarily, as well as Shorts Skyvans. Our Florida location features a Super Twin Otter, a King Air, and a Cessna 206.

Following is some information on each type of aircraft.

We also lease, buy, and sell aircraft (for more information: email Steve Boyd or call him at 281-369-3337)

DeHavilland Super Twin Otter

  • Skydive Spaceland Super Twin OtterCrew: One pilot
  • Capacity: Skydiving configuration: One pilot and up to 23 skydivers. With seats, 19 passengers plus 1 or 2 pilots and possibly a flight attendant.
  • Dimensions: 
    • Length: 51 ft 9 in (15.77 m)
    • Wingspan: 65 ft (19.8 m)
    • Height: 19 ft 9 in (5.93 m)
    • Wing area: 420 ft² (39 m²)
  • Weights
    • Empty weight: between 7,100 lb (3,200 kg) and 7,500 lb (3,400 kg)
    • Loaded weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
    • Useful load: 5,200 lb (2,360 kg)
    • Max. takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27 turboprop engines, 620 hp – 680 hp (460 kW – 507 kW) each
  • Performance
    • Maximum speed: 170 knots (195 mph (314 km/h))
    • Cruise speed: 150 knots (173 mph (278 km/h))
    • Stall speed: 58 knots (VSO, gross weight, landing configuration)
    • Range: 920 nautical miles (1,050 mi (1,690 km))
    • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    • Rate of climb: 1,600 ft/min (8.1 m/s)
    • Power/mass: 10.08 hp/lb (6.132 kW/kg)
Information from Wikipedia

Cessna Supervan 900 (modified Grand Caravan)

Skydive Spaceland Supervan

 

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: Skydiving configuration: Maximum 17 passengers and one pilot. With seats, nine passengers or 14 with FAR Part 23 waiver
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 12.67 m (41 ft 7 in)
    • Wingspan: 15.88 m (52 ft 1 in)
    • Height: 4.32 m (14 ft 2 in)
    • Wing area: 26.0 m2 (280 sq ft)
Supervan 900   Specifications vs. OEM
Specification Standard OEM Grand Caravan* Supervan 900
Engine PT6A-114A TPE331-12JR
Horsepower 675 shp flat-rated 900 shp flat-rated
Torque 1865 2971 ft-lbs
TBO 3600 hrs 7000 hrs
Max gross weight 8750 lbs 9062 lbs *
Std. empty weight (wheels) 4575 lbs 4675 lbs
Useful Load (wheels) 4175 lbs 4387 lbs *
Climb (ISA- g.w.) 975 ft/min 1510 ft/min
Max Cruise (10,000 ft.) 175 kts 198 kts
Max Cruise fuel flow 396 lbs/hr 435 lbs/hr
Takeoff (ground roll) 1405 ft. 1054ft
Takeoff (50′ obstacle) 2420 ft 1875 ft
Landing (wheels) 950 ft 950 ft
Power loading 13 lbs/shp 10.1 lbs/shp
Stall Speed- flaps 61 kts 61 kts
Endurance (max cruise- standard fuel) 5.6 hrs 6.2 hrs
Range (max cruise- standard fuel) 915 nm 1000 nm
* With gross weight increase kit installed
Information from Wikipedia and Texas Turbine Conversions

Shorts Skyvan

Skyvan

  • Crew: 1-2 pilots
  • Capacity: Skydiving configuration: Maximum 23 jumpers and 1 pilot. With seats, 19 passengers
  • Dimensions: 
    • Length: 12.21 m (40 ft 1 in)
    • Wingspan: 19.79 m (64 ft 11 in)
    • Height: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
    • Wing area: 35.12 m² (378 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 3,331 kg (7,344 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,670 kg (12,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Garrett AiResearch TPE-331-201 Turboprops, 533 kW (715 hp) each
  • Performance
    • Never exceed speed: 402 km/h (250 mph)
    • Maximum speed: 324 km/h (202 mph)
    • Cruise speed: 315 km/h (170 knots, 197 mph)
    • Stall speed: 111 km/h (69 mph)
    • Range: 1,200 km (694 miles)
    • Service ceiling: 6858m (22,500 ft)
    • Rate of climb: 500 m/min (1,640 ft/min)
    • Wing loading: 136.6 kg/m² (33.5 lb/ft²)

Information from Wikipedia


King Air A90

King Air

Specifications obtained from the FAA Type Certificate and the Hawker Beechcraft website[63][65]

General characteristics

Performance

Information from Wikipedia