The Cessna 208 Caravan seaplane was added to the Rust’s fleet in 2007. It is a a high-wing turbo-prop aircraft and is our preferred airplane for taking visitors to Katmai National Park. It boasts a relatively high cruising speed and large windows for incredible viewing opportunities on scenic tours. Also, the cargo door is very large making the Caravan a very good aircraft for hauling oversize cargo and odd loads in and out of the Alaskan wilderness.
A proven design with a perfect reliability record, this a turbo-prop engine used by operators around the world. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140, rated at 867 horsepower is the ideal choice for our Caravan at Lake Hood Seaplane Base.
- Maximum Payload: 1998 pounds (varies with required fuel load)
- Maximum Passengers: 9
- Cargo Door: 50″x 49″
- Maximum Range: 900 miles (subject to load)
- Cruising Speed: 145 Knots (170 miles per hour)
- Engine: PT6A-140 867 hp
- Operations: floats