Twin Engined Safety - Our Own Aircraft
Airline Standard Pilots with vast Bush Experience
40 years of extensive experience of Outback Flights
Dick Lang’s Desert-Air values your life.Did you know that only twin-engined aircraft are allowed to operate on tours at night – or in a cloud – or in bad weather? (A Civil Aviation important rule! – Single engine aircraft are not legally permitted to do this).
That is why we choose the huge safety margin of two engine aircraft. Our bush pilots have 75,000 hours of flying experience between them – and this is their choice.
Dick Lang’s Desert-Air owns all of its own aircraft.They are maintained to a much higher standard that normal, by Aero Service at Parafield and Pulse Aero at Adelaide Airport, who know well of our remote area operations.
Our Piper Chieftains
These are the aircraft we normally use for our Air Tours.
The Piper Chieftain, made in USA, is one of the world’s most successful twin-engined light aircraft. They have a proven record of being a safe and reliable aircraft. It can carry eight adult men (plus pilot) or nine men and women and pilot (with a limited luggage load of soft bags only – no suitcases).
However, on occasions we may have to replace this with other aircraft. (another type of aircraft)
The King Air – A Jet Prop Mini Airliner
The King Air is possibly the world’s most successful twin-engined aircraft.
It is pressurised and it can fly at similar heights to jet airliners, with speeds higher than most commuter airlines, yet can land in the bush at the Innamincka airstrip.
It can seat up to 11 passengers and pilot. It can carry up to 10 kgs of soft bags per person for up to 9 people (no suitcases).
The Cessna 337
This aircraft is known as a “Push-Pull” with its engines in line – in front of and behind the cabin.
This design allows for the best viewing of any twin-engined aircraft built.
It has been used by many Government and State authorities for its fire-spotting and fire control ability, because of its excellent view platform.
This aircraft is very happy at low altitude, allowing excellent viewing. Our particular 337G has a long and interesting history – featuring in “World Safari” films. It was specially modified in USA for extreme Short field Take-Off and Landing operations (STOL) and is a perfect bush plane.