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  • Questair Venture and Spirit




    The Questair Venture is a homebuilt aircraft manufactured by Questair at John Bell Williams Airport in Bolton, Mississippi, United States. The aircraft first flew on 1 July 1987.

    General Information

    The Venture was designed by Jim Griswold, an engineer with Piper Aircraft, and used technology from the Piper Malibu. The layout of the design was intended to combine a large two-seat side-by-side cabin with rear baggage space in the smallest possible airframe, having a highly streamlined design. The cabin is wider than that of a Beechcraft Baron.


    The aircraft is of all-metal construction using pre-formed multi-curvature panels and is supplied as a kit to homebuilders. The Venture has a complex tricycle retractable undercarriage, but the Spirit version has a fixed spatted wheel fairings on the main landing gear, the nose landing gear remaining retractable. The engine is a Continental IO-550-G, designed specifically for the aircraft.


    Venture (retractable gear)

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    Spirit ( Fixed gear)


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    1 pilot,1 passenger
    16 ft 3 in (4.95 m)
    27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
    7 ft 8 in (2.34 m)
    Wing Area:
    72.7 sq ft (6.75 m2)
    Wing Loading:
    27.6 lb / sq ft
    Empty Weight:
    1,200 lb (544 kg)
    Gross weight: 2,000 lb (907 kg)
    Fuel Capacity:
    56 U.S. gallons (210 L; 47 imp gal)
    1 × Continental IO-550-G six cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 310 hp (230 kW)
    300 knots
    Cruise Speed:
    275 mph (443 km/h, 239 kn)
    Stall Speed:
    70 mph (110 km/h, 61 kn)
    1,150 mi (1,850 km, 1,000 nmi)
    Takeoff Dist.:
    to 50 ft: 1000 ft
    Landing Dist.:
    over 50 ft: 1600 ft
    Rate of Climb:
    2,500 ft/min (13 m/s)

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