I am looking to buy a new plane for corporate use, and would like to get some feedback if possible. I have searched through the threads and couldn’t find anything relavent.
Here is our typical mission:
5-8 people with myself and a co-pilot included. (3-5 in back).
Mostly in and out of smaller regional airports throught WV, KY, AL, TN, PA. (lots of mountains)
Looking for speed, seats, and reliability…however don’t want to go overboard on cost to operate.
I have a Diamond Twinstar for use when it is just myself and someone else. The new aircraft would be strictly for business use.
I would most likely do a leaseback to help offset some of the fixed costs.
I am looking at buying new, or very lightly used.
Looking for something in the next 6 months.
My front runner is the King Air 200. However, I don’t know much about the 350 other than it is a bit bigger. I have flown the PC-12, but don’t like the idea of a single fire breather as I come in over the mountains in fog. I like the Phenom 100, but that is a ways down the road for availability, and doesn’t have the short field capabilities of the 200.
I think that about covers it. I know someone is going to jump on here and say for me to hire a consultant…yada yada…I like free advice.
So, what say you all? 200? 350? Something else? Why?