nwafflyer
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Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:24 am

With a full load of 10 passengers, two crew, plus luggage, what is cruising speed and normal altitude?
 
2H4
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:29 am




Quoting Nwafflyer (Thread starter):
what is cruising speed and normal altitude



I'll let a King-Air driver give you a certain answer, but I imagine cruising speed and altitude would be dictated by weather conditions and desired operating economics, rather than payload.




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bri2k1
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:21 am

Position and hold
 
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:09 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
I imagine cruising speed and altitude would be dictated by weather conditions and desired operating economics, rather than payload.

Higher weight means more lift, which in turn means more induced drag, which translates to a lower speed and altitude.

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bri2k1
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:30 pm

Quoting Ralgha (Reply 3):

A lower maximum possible speed, with a fixed maximum thrust. But, not necessarily a lower optimum cruise speed or economy. If weight is higher, lift is higher; then, drag is higher, and if thrust cannot go higher, you would be right. You may not be cruising at maximum cruise thrust with a lower-than-maximum weight though. And, if the weight is centered properly with respect to CG limits, the AOA may not be changed enough to warrant a lower economy at a higher cruise speed compared to a lower weight.
Position and hold
 
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:09 pm

to continue off topic- as weight increases best economy cruise increases and max decreases
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radelow
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:34 pm

My company has a King Air 350. Generally on short haul trips (<2 hours) we fly at between 21k and 24k feet at 280 to 300 knots. For longhaul we cruise at 32k feet but I am not sure as to the speed.

More specifics available here:
http://portfolio.finelight.com/NBAA_beechcraft/PDF/350_2001.pdf

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nwafflyer
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:19 am

Thanks very much -- all of you - it's a lovely plane to fly as a passenger, is it as nice as a pilot?
 
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RE: Beechcraft King Air 350

Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:59 am

I hope it helps:

KING AIR 350 CRUISE PERFORMANCE MAX CRUISE
WEIGHT (lb) KTAS
ALTITUDE 14,000 13,000 12,000 11,000
20,000 309 311 312 314
24,000 309 311 313 315
26,000 307 310 312 314
29,000 303 306 310 312
31,000 298 302 306 310
33,000 292 297 302 306
35,000 283 290 295 300

KING AIR 350 CRUISE PERFORMANCE CRUISE POWER
WEIGHT (lb) KTAS
ALTITUDE 14,000 13,000 12,000 11,000
20,000 219 214 209 206
24,000 226 222 217 212
26,000 228 226 221 215
29,000 236 230 228 221
31,000 243 234 230 226
33,000 241 242 232 230
35,000 229 240 241 231

The 350 is an outstanding aircraft

Manuel

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