Written by When you fly with Glenorchy Air you are guaranteed a window seat.
Glenorchy Air have been operating with this model aircraft since 2003 and have recently added a third GA8 to our fleet after the great feedback and performance of our first one. The GA8 Airvan takes 7 passengers in comfort with 3 point harnesses, headsets to hear the pilots commentary and window seats with unimpeded views for all passengers. The GA8 Airvan's are of a new design that emphasises safety, certified in 2003 by the Australian company Gippsland Aeronautics.
They are powered by a 300 horsepower Lycoming IO-540 6 cylinder engine. They cruise at approximately 130 knots (240km/hr) with a maximum range of 730 nautical miles (1350km
The Cessna 172 is a well tested and highly successful aircraft, with the first model being released in 1956 and over 60,000 produced up to the current day. We have been operating various models of 172's since the early 1990's. It is a perfect aircraft for smaller passenger loads, with 3 passenger seats. As with our other aircraft, all passengers have a 2 or 3 point harness, headsets to hear the pilots commentary and window seats with unimpeded views of the spectacular scenery.
It is powered by a Lycoming O-360 4 cylinder engine with 180 horsepower, with a cruise speed of approximately 120 knots (222km/hr) and maximum range of 635 nautical miles (1076km).