Castle 1st Class is dedicated to providing private, safe, and convenient air transportation for people that need to fly cost effectively while still having the flexibility of chartering. Our passenger dedicated propeller aircraft (jet-props and pistons) may be a little slower and a little noisier, but far more cost effective compared to any jet aircraft.

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Merlin IVA

Specifications

  • Crew: 1 (optional first officer)
  • Capacity: up to 9 passengers
  • Length: 59 feet
  • Wingspan: 46 feet
  • Height: 16 feet
  • Empty weight: 8,900 lb
  • Max. takeoff weight: 12,500 lb
  • Powerplant: 2 × Garrett AiResearch TPE-331-10 turboprops, 840 shaft horsepower each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 280 knots (322 mph)
  • Stall speed: 92 knots (106 mph)
  • Max range: 1,400 nmi (1610 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 31,000 feet

 

Merlin IIIA

Specifications

  • Crew: 1 (optional first officer)
  • Capacity: up to 7 passengers
  • Length: 42 feet
  • Wingspan: 46 feet
  • Height: 16 feet
  • Empty weight: 7,900 lb
  • Max. takeoff weight: 12,500 lb
  • Powerplant: 2 × Garrett AiResearch TPE-331-3A turboprops, 840 shaft horsepower each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 270 knots (311 mph)
  • Stall speed: 92 knots (106 mph)
  • Max range: 1,600 nmi (1840 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 31,000 feet

Piper Meridian

The Piper Meridian is an extremely capable cabin-pressurized turboprop with a cruise speed of 260 knots (300mph).  Five passenger and a service ceiling of 31,000 feet.

Specifications

  • Crew: 1 (optional first officer)
  • Capacity: up to 5 passengers
  • Length: 28 feet
  • Wingspan: 43 feet
  • Height: 11 feet
  • Empty weight: 3,484 lb
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,092 lb
  • Powerplant: 1 – Pratt & Whitney PT6-42 500 shaft horsepower

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 260 knots (300 mph)
  • Stall speed: 58 knots (67 mph)
  • Max range: 900 nmi (1,035 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 31,000 feet

Piper Aerostar

The Aerostar is a non-pressurized, piston twin engine aircraft. With 1 pilot we can carry 3 passengers, or 2 passengers with 2 pilots. The Aerostar has a non-stop range of 1,360 miles with full fuel and extended range aux tank.

Specifications

  • Crew: 1 (optional first officer)
  • Capacity: up to 3 passengers
  • Length: 34 feet
  • Wingspan: 34 feet
  • Height: 13 feet
  • Empty weight: 4095 lb
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 5,700 lbs
  • Powerplant: 2 x  Lycoming IO-540 piston (290 horsepower)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 200 knots  (230 mph)
  • Stall speed: 84 knots (96 mph)
  • Max range: 1100 nmi (1265 miles)
  • Service Ceiling: 10,000 feet