Beechcraft 76 Duchess

The Beechcraft 76 Duchess is our chosen twin-engine training aircraft. like our other training aircraft it is an excellent coach, which offers great advantages over comparable models, especially in terms of safety. Flying with two engines in principle brings more security, but under unfavorable circumstances it is a much greater challenge with the corresponding risks also being higher. The Beechcraft 76 has been especially designed to be controllable even in extreme conditions.

On this plane, you will complete your practical ATPL training before flying your final skill test with the Aviation Authority and entering the simulators of commercial aircraft.


 General Characteristics

- Crew: 1 (+ 1)
- Capacity: 2/3 passengers
- Length: 8.852 m (29 ft 0 1⁄2 in)
- Wingspan: 11.58 m (38 ft)
- Height: 2.90 m (9 ft 6 in)
- Empty weight: 1,116 kg (2,460 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 1,769 kg (3,900 lb)-
- Fuel capacity: 380 L (100 US gal; 83 imp gal)
- Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming O-360-A1G6D air-cooled flat-four engines, 180 hp (130 kW) each
- Propellers: 2-bladed Hartzell HC-M2YR-2C(L)EUF/F(J)C 7666A constant speed propellers

Performance

- Cruise speed: 158 kn (182 mph; 293 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
- Stall speed: 60 kn (69 mph; 111 km/h) power off, flaps down, IAS
- Never exceed speed: 171 kn (197 mph; 317 km/h)
- Range: 780 nmi (898 mi; 1,445 km)
- Service ceiling: 19,650 ft (5,990 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,248 ft/min (6.34 m/s)