Light Aircraft

A light aircraft is an aircraft that has a maximum gross take-off weight of 12,500 lb (5,670 kg) or less.

Many light aircraft are used commercially for passenger and freight transport, sightseeing, photography and other similar roles as well.

Examples of light aircraft include:

  • Cessna, the entire range of propeller driven aircraft from the Cessna 120 up to the Cessna Caravan
  • Piper, all models
  • Beechcraft, the light models
  • Others like Cirrus aircraft; GA8 Airvan; Aviat Husky and the Robin DR400.

Examples of aircraft that are at the maximum gross take-off weight for this category include the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter and Beechcraft B200 Super King Air.

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