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I am looking for TurboProp Singles (as opposed to twins) that are especially good at visiting new places, navigating-to, and landing-at, interesting airports.


Searching the internet, so far I have found the following:



T-34C Mentor

Pilatus PC-7, PC-9, PC-21, Tucano, Texan-II, series


Utility plus …

Cessna C208B Grand Caravan

Pilatus PC-12

Socata TBM-700-850

Pilatus PC-6 TurboPorter

DeHavilland DHC3 TurboOtter

Piper PA-46 Malibu, JetProp

Quest Kodiak


Of course simple wikipedia searches only tells me so much.

What do people “like” and what do people think are “fun”?


Thanks in advance



BTW, this list was shorter than expected.

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You can add the Epic LT, Cessna 441 and Fletcher FU24. The Cessna 441 from Flysimware is a treat to fly and is very well modeled. The Garrett turboprop engines and propellers are particularly interesting. There are a number of Porters and they can be fun on very short strips too.



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Depends on what you mean by 'interesting'... are you looking for long distance, going fast, or being able to land 'almost' anywhere? The airplanes you listed all have their strengths, but there's always a trade off. For example, mithras named the Caravan... will land just about anywhere, but it'll be a relatively slow trip. Include the PC-6, Kodiak and (especially) the Otter in that Category.


The Epic LT, TBM, Malibu, 441 and the various Trainers have the speed the others above don't, but you'd better plan on a 'solid' Runway with plenty of length to get in and back out of. Think of Concrete & Asphalt...


Personally, if you're looking for a 'jack of all trades' Airplane that can do a little bit of everything, I would choose the PC-12. It's pretty fast, has good Range, and can land in less gentle tracts of real estate. The Royal Flying Doctor Service down under have been using them for years.


Hope this helps...


Alan :pilot:

"I created the Little Black Book to keep myself from getting killed..." -- Captain Elrey Borge Jeppesen



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+1 . The PC-12 is known as the "Swiss Army Knife" of general aviation. 1,750 nm range. You can't go wrong with this one.

Chuck B


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