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With a maximum gross take off weight of 12,500 lbs, the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is an example of the upper limit of the category of light aircraft
With a maximum gross take off weight of 12,500 lbs, the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is an example of the upper limit of the category of light aircraft

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

Many aircraft used commercially for freight, sightseeing, photography and scheduled flights are light aircraft.

Examples of light aircraft include the entire range of Cessna propeller driven aircraft from the Cessna 120 up to and including the Cessna Caravan; Piper, Beechcraft and 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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Published - July 2009














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