Turbo Props

  • How the Turboprop engine works to get the aircraft off the ground
  • Different turbo prop manufacturers
  • Ins and outs of various turboprops
 

 

A turboprop is an aircraft with a turbine engine that drives an aircraft propeller. Air is drawn into the intake and compressed by the compressor and fuel is added to the compressed air where a combustion is made. The hot gases expand through the turbine and the power generated from this process is what makes the propeller move and ultimately the turboprop to fly. Turboprops are most efficient at about 450 mph because the jet propeller velocity is relatively low. 

Manufacturers of turboprops include Cessna, Beechcraft, Piaggio, Piper, Pilatus, and Socata. Customization can greatly influence your experience on your private flight, from the interiors of your home to the clothes you wear and, of course, your experience on a flight. Your private jet can be personalized in many aspects including Aircraft model, Size/Pax and Catering as well as other amenities. Food is a commonly desired on-board amenity. On commercial flights, the meals are usually infamous for being peanuts and crackers. But when you fly privately, dining becomes an unforgettable experience.

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