Quest's Second KODIAK Takes Wing

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S/N002 -- that's Quest Aircraft serial number two, the second production KODIAK aircraft and the first customer aircraft -- has flown and will be delivered in early December. The ten-place G1000-equipped, three-glass-paneled, PT6-powered KODIAK can take off in under 700 feet at its full gross weight of 6,750 pounds carrying a full useful load of 3,450 pounds and drive all that aloft at 1,700 feet per minute. Occupants are accommodated in 21G passenger seats, while pilots strap into 26G crew seats. KODIAK was awarded its type certificate May 30 and has so far accumulated a three-year order backlog. Millennium Concepts offers interiors for the aircraft and has received an order for follow-on production interiors from Quest. AVweb got up close and personal with the KODIAK at AirVenture Oshkosh, 2007 -- find our video here.