We use an Enstrom 280C for some primary and instrument training, transition training, and rides of two passengers or where a larger payload is necessary.
Weight limits are 300 pounds for a single passenger or 350 pounds combined for two passengers.
The 280C is a single-engine piston, 3-seat light utility helicopter produced by Enstrom Helicopter Corporation. It is a great helicopter for training, personal ownership, and utility work.
|Max speed at S/L||96 kts|
|Cruising speed at S/L||83 kts|
|VNE at gross weight||102 kts|
|Rate of climb, MGW at S/L||1,150 fpm|
|Max range at S/L||231 nm|
|Max cruise time||3 hrs 42 min|
|Fuel burn avg at cruise||13.3 gph|
|Fuel total capacity||40 gal|
|Gross internal load||2,350 lbs|
|Gross external load||2,600 lbs|
|Empty weight||1,515 lbs|
|External load limit||1,000 lbs|
|Service ceiling, MGW, standard day||12,000 ft|
|HIGE, MGW, standard day||10,000 ft|
|HOGE, MGW, standard day|
|Main rotor diameter||32 ft|
|Width||7 ft 4 in|
|Length||29 ft 4 in|
|Height||9 ft 2 in|
|Occupancy||3; 1 pilot, 2 passengers|