Our Fleet

E'scape Airtours aircraft fleet consists of:

  • Robinson R22 (pilot plus 1 passenger)
  • Robinson R44 (pilot plus 3 passengers)
  • Bell 206 (pilot plus 4 passengers)

With safety being paramount to the company, all aircraft are maintained and serviced according to the required standard of the South African Civil Aviation Authority.


The RH44 helicopter

The R44 is a single-engined helicopter with a semi-rigid two-bladed main rotor, a two-bladed tail rotor and a skid landing gear. It has an enclosed cabin with two rows of side-by-side seating for a pilot and three passengers


General Characteristics

Crew: one or two pilots

Capacity: four, including pilot

Payload: 340 kg

Length: 11.65 m

Rotor diameter: 10.1 m

Tail rotor diameter: 1.5 m

Height: 3.3 m

Empty weight: 658 kg

Loaded weight: 998kg

Fuel: 100 low lead (100LL) fuel or 100/130.

Main tank capacity: 31.6 US gallons (120 liters)

Main tank usable fuel: 30.6 US gallons (116 liters)

Auxiliary tank capacity: 18.5 US gallons (70 liters)

Auxiliary tank usable fuel: 18.3 US gallons (69 liters)

Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5 6 cylinder, flat engine with fuel injection, 245 bhp (183 kW)


Maximum speed: 130 kn (240 km/h; 150 mph)

Cruise speed: 110 kn (200 km/h; 130 mph)

Range: 300 nmi (560 km; 350 mi)

Altitude restrictions: 14,000 ft (4,300 m) density altitude or 9,000 ft (2,700 m) above ground level in order to be able to reach ground within 5 minutes in case of fire.

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