Hmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2089 posts, RR: 5 Posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 28288 times:
What is the largest, in terms of mass, single-pilot certified aircraft today? Are any of the Lear 20 series classified as single-pilot, and does that category change according to the country of operation?
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Spruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 28125 times:
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5): Anyone know what the max. takeoff weight for one of these puppies is?
Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: one passenger, and up to 2,200 l (581 US gallons) or 1,900 kg (4,180 lb) of chemicals
Length: 9.47 m (31 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 17.70 m (58 ft 1 in)
Height: 3.70 m (12 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 40 m² (430 ft²)
Empty: 2,710 kg (5,975 lb)
Loaded: kg ( lb)
Maximum takeoff: 5,300 kg (11,700 lb)
Powerplant: 1x WSK "PZL-Kalisz"ASz-62IR-M18 piston radial, 745 kW (1,000 hp)
Maximum speed: 225 km/h (141 mph)
Range: 1,000 km (625 miles)
Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,100 ft)
Rate of climb: 390 m/min (1,280 ft/min)
Wing loading: kg/m² ( lb/ft²)
Power/Mass: kW/kg ( hp/lb)
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 53 Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 28117 times:
You'd probably be looking at some of the light bombers from late WWII, such as the Douglas A-26 Invader (as seen in the Spielberg movie 'Always'). They were single pilot, although they did carry bombadiers and sometimes gunners too. I believe it was certified to a maximum takeoff weight around 35,000 pounds. There aren't many left, but some are still flown by warbird enthusiasts.
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JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1621 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 27512 times:
A web site I found lists the Navy S-2E as having a MGTOW of 29,150 pounds. I would assume the Turbo Tracker would have an even higher MGTOW, but I could be wrong. The pilot I spoke with said the performance of the turbos was markedly better than the old Wrights that they replaced. This doesn't approach the figures listed above for the F-22 and F-15, but could this be one of the heavier civilian-registered aircraft with a single pilot configuration?
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 27457 times:
Quoting 474218 (Reply 18): The SR-71 has a MTOW of 170,000 lbs, approximately the same as a fully loaded 737-900 or A320. The SR-71 has only one pilot as the Reconnaissance Systems Operator in the back seat has no controls.
Just barely beat me. The SR-71 has it as far as I know. Although, if you want seriously only one crewmember, it'd be the A-12 variant. That is one serious airplane to strap on all by yourself.
Quoting C680 (Reply 15): King Air 350: 15,100
Beech 1900D: 17,230 (If it can be flown single pilot under part 91 - I have no knowledge of that one...)
Well I can tell you the King Air 350 is not a single pilot aircraft, that I know for a fact. As far as the Beech 1900's. I am pretty sure the C models can be flown single pilot, but I am not too sure if the D models can be flown single pilot.
What about a Failchild Metroliner III, or Beach 99? I know for a fact Ameriflight operates them single pilot. I do agree that some of the old war birds and military planes would probably win in this category!!
C680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 531 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 27366 times:
Quoting CBPhoto (Reply 21): Well I can tell you the King Air 350 is not a single pilot aircraft
I have a type rating for a King Air 300/350 single pilot. (and over 800 hours in type - single pilot) I fly Part 91 - I have no idea if there is a separate Part 135 rule on the subject. The Type rating for King Air 300 and 350 is the same type rating.
MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8557 posts, RR: 14 Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 27334 times:
What about E110 Bandit? I know for sure that airplane is single pilot under part 91 cargo. The B99 can most certainly be flown with a single pilot in cargo ops. I almost certain a 1900D model is single if hauling cargo. What about the E120?
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25 Zeke: In the civil world I would think the Virginflyer of more recent times, think it had a MTOW of around 23000 lb, heap of military fast jets that are way
26 Yanqui67: The Raytheon Premier 1 390 is single pilot rated business jet.
27 RC135U: That would be the B-58, coming in at 163,000 pounds. The B-47 had a pilot, copilot, and bombardier/navigator. BTW, the copilot's seat could swivel to
28 Bohlman: A graduate of my school flies around his GIV single pilot. As long as there are no pax or non essential cargo (aka ferry flights), quite a few "big" a
29 CBPhoto: Huh...I guess you learn something new everyday!! I had heard from many people that King Air 350 was the only king air that required two crew in the k
30 TripleDelta: Just to correct a little mistake: the Anushka is the An-2. The An-24 is twin-turboprop airliner: The An-2 crew does indeed consist of a pilot and co-
31 Hmmmm...: Does this apply to a Learjet 24, a very small learjet?
32 Okie73: B-58 MTOW 163,000. Max weight in flight (with air refueling) 176,890[Edited 2006-08-22 16:19:25]