If you’re chartering a plane for a sightseeing adventure, you might as well push the envelope further by landing on water. The Grumman G-73 Mallard can both glide along the skies and land on water at will. This is just the applicable aircraft for passengers who’d like to embark on adventurous journeys or weekend getaways. If your cottage happens to be placed by a river, this aircraft has the capacity to safely land you to your intended location.
Did you know the Grumman G-73 Mallard has been in service for over 7 decades now? Throughout its career, the aircraft continues to soar with its reliable performance. Some operators have even upgraded its features for the convenience of their passengers. Know more about the specifications of this aircraft, and be sure to charter for your very own adventurous flight on board the Grumman G-73 Mallard today.
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Spacious and Practical Cabins
As you hop on board the Mallard, you’ll get to see how its interiors have been upgraded or maintained for your convenience. Some of its passenger seats have been laid out to look like a cozy living area. This way, you can comfortably sit on the plane as you look out the windows to appreciate the landscapes, seas, cities and bodies of water which you’ll be flying over. One of the standard features which this plane also has would be the WiFi connection. With internet access, you can stay in touch with your friends, family and professional networks while flying or landing on rivers.
These interior specifications can be telling of how your experience can get adventurous on board the Grumman Mallard:
- Can seat up to 12 passengers
- Height of Interior: 2.15 meters
- Width of Interior: 3.07 meters
- Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW): 14,000 pounds
Steady Glides for Short Range Routes
The Grumman Mallard is just the applicable aircraft to meet your sightseeing and adventurous needs. Perhaps you may even be flying for business purposes. In this case, the aircraft can fly you to your client or partner’s adventure filled location. You’ll surely make a remarkable impression to your business partner with this type of landing.
To have a better idea of how fast and far the Mallard can go, you may have a read through the following performance details:
- Speed: 180 knots (kts) or nautical miles per hour (nm)
- Range: 1,050 nautical miles or 1,944 kilometers
- Maximum Altitude: 24,500 feet
- Climbing Rate: 1,350 feet per minute
If you’re flying from Toronto, Canada, you can reach as far as Quebec or Texas, USA when on board the Grumman G-73 Mallard. Will you happen to max out this aircraft’s flying range? Then it would be advisable and safe to inquire about the aircraft’s allowable passenger count with your operator. The aircraft does not have a compartment for luggage items due to its short range capacities. Still, if you’ll need to bring some business or hobby related materials with you it would be best to confirm them with your operator.
Manufactured by Grumman Aerospace Corporation, the Grumman G-73 Mallard had its first flight in 1946. This aircraft has a limited number of units produced. With roughly 59 planes being flown all over the world, this amphibious aircraft has a combination of operators coming from the United States, Canada, Egypt and Australia. It’s also usually compared with the Short Sealand and Consolidated PBY Catalina.
Will you be taking on an adventurous, sightseeing journey? Then it would be a practical, convenient and exciting to charter for a private Grumman G-73 Mallard. See our system below and get your very own live quote today: