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#1 Michael D. RN

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Greetings:

Can everyone respond if your program flies single or dual pilot for turboprop and what aircraft it is.

Thanks much,

Michael
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#2 Jwade

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:24 AM

Greetings:

Can everyone respond if your program flies single or dual pilot for turboprop and what aircraft it is.

Thanks much,

Michael



The 3 fixed wing programs i flown with in the past had the following turboprops:

1. King-Air 200 , King-Air C90 - Single Pilot IFR

2. King-Air 350, King-Air 200, Single Pilot IFR

3. King-Air 200, Turbo Commander 690, - Single Pilot IFR

Dual Pilot Turbo Prop will be more of an outlier than the norm.
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#3 BrianACNP

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

The 3 fixed wing programs i flown with in the past had the following turboprops:

1. King-Air 200 , King-Air C90 - Single Pilot IFR

2. King-Air 350, King-Air 200, Single Pilot IFR

3. King-Air 200, Turbo Commander 690, - Single Pilot IFR

Dual Pilot Turbo Prop will be more of an outlier than the norm.


Back in the day, I flew in a dual pilot turboprop w/ King Air 200. It's one of the bigger programs on the east coast.

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#4 randyl

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

King Air 350 - 2 pilot -IFR (5)
Citation Encore - 2 pilot - IFR (1)
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#5 Macgyver

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

Depends on the country - Canada = almost always dual pilot. Saskatchewan Air Ambulance was the last holdout with their mostly Cheyennes fleet - until with a new King Air 200 they ran off a runway. Now also dual pilot on all.

USA not so much AT ALL (with aircraft under 12,500# MTOW - above that it is required in part 135 ops = commercial charter with pax on board)

My experience with multiple programs in both countries:

(US) = AC-690, Lear 35, 2 pilots
King Air 90/100/200, Cessna 421/425, Cheyenne = SPIFR

(Canada) = Caravan, Cessna 206 = SPVFR
King Air 90/100/200, Metro III, Twin Otter, G-1, Lear 25, Falcon 10, C-130 = 2 pilots

the PC-12's in Ontario and the arctic are also dual pilot...
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:35 PM

In the US, I've worked in a King Air 200 with one pilot, an Aero Commander 690 with one pilot, and Lear 35/36 with two pilots (required AFAIK).
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#7 Thumper

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

In Alaska:
King Air 200: Dual pilot

Lower 48 now:
Pilatus PC12: Single pilot.
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#8 Al Buterol

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 07:27 AM

When in Alaska Tundra, Cessna 208, the Grand Caravan, single pilot on a "look-back" schedule - sketchy....

 

Down in the lower 48 in one job it was a King Air 90, single pilot

Another in the same state, King Air 200, dual pilots.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:52 AM

Mercy Flights, Medford OR.: Dual pilot IFR with King Air C90 in Southern Oregon.    As far as I known, we are only ones regionally with dual pilots.


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#10 josh.dickson

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

LifeFlight of Maine, King Air 200 with dual glass EFIS and 2 pilots.


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