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5 Turbine Powered Planes That Fly At Jet Speed

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Having a private jet is expensive. Not so much on the purchase side, but the cost to fly and operate one is very expensive. Even with the introduction of light jets, operators are still spending north of $1000 per hour to operate these smaller jets.

The value preposition of Turboprop aircrafts makes more sense on the cost savings. A turboprop aircraft is propeller driven, but also uses a single jet engine. And in many scenarios, these aircraft can perform just as well as light jets in their climb rate and cruise speeds. Turboprops also tend to have better capabilities than small list jets. The best part is you get it all at a fraction of the operating cost. In this video we check out 5 of the best turboprops you can buy in place of a jet.

Here are the aircraft listed.

EPIC E1000
Engine: 1200 shp
Cruise Speed: 368 mph
Range: 1897 miles
Payload: 1100 lbs
Price: $3.5 million

VIDEO SOURCE: EPIC AIRCRAFT

PILATUS PC-12
Engine: 1200 shp
Cruise Speed: 288 mph
Range: 2073 miles
Payload: 2236 lbs
Price: $5 million

VIDEO SOURCE: PILATUS AIRCRAFT

TBM 940
Engine: 850 shp
Cruise Speed: 290 mph
Range: 1989 miles
Payload: 1400 lbs
Price: $4.2 million

VIDEO SOURCE: DAHER TBM

LANCAIR EVOLUTION
Engine: 867 shp
Speed: 258 mph
Range: 1480 miles
Payload: 800 lbs
Price: $1.3 million

VIDEO SOURCE: EVOLUTION AIRCRAFT

KING AIR 200
Engine: 850 shp
Speed: 312 mph
Range: 1580 miles
Payload: 1668 lbs
Price: $1.5 – $3 million

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