Piper Cherokee Six
K2 Aviation flies one Piper Cherokee Six, a larger variant of the Piper Cherokee. A low-wing aircraft with non-retractable landing gear, the Cherokee lands on wheels alone which makes it great for non-glacier landing flights. The Cherokee is our fastest single engine aircraft; it is the perfect flightseeing aircraft, and K2 Aviation’s owner Suzanne Rust says the Cherokee is her favorite aircraft!
Lycoming IO540, a six-cylinder injected opposed 540 cubic inch engine rated at 300 horsepower. It is a “flat engine” with horizontally mounted cylinders firing towards each other, creating a more aerodynamic design.
- Maximum Seating: 5 passengers
- Maximum Payload: 941 pounds
- Maximum Range: 900 miles
- Cruising Speed: 140 knots (161 miles per hour)