The History of Turboprops – Noble Air’s Proud Tradition
August 19, 2020
Ever since December 17, 1903 when the Wright brothers changed modern history with the first powered flights at Kittyhawk, inventive thinkers and engineers have striven to create an aircraft propulsion system that is stronger, faster, and quieter than anything that came before.
The first turboprop engine was patented in 1929 by György Jendrassik, a Hungarian physicist and engineer. However, it wasn’t until after WWII that the aviation world became really interested in using turboprop engines to power aircraft.
Turboprops use the power of a gas turbine to drive the propeller and generate thrust. By taking advantage of the aerodynamic propulsion produced by the propeller, turboprops can outperform jet engines in terms of efficiency at speeds slower than 400 knots. And although turboprops generally have lower service ceilings compared to jets, they also burn less fuel per passenger for the same amount of flying time, making them a more cost-effective solution for shorter flights.
Modern turboprops also have a level of versatility that’s unmatched by light jet aircraft. Turboprops offer impressive short take-off and landing capabilities, enabling pilots and passengers to access remote locations around the world.
Turboprops at Noble Air Charter
With nearly 100 years of aviation experience, Cessna turboprops are Noble Air’s favorite aircraft to fly to Florida and the Bahamas. Sleek, reliable, safe, and spacious, you’ll arrive at your destination on time and in style. Have a look at our beautiful Cessna Turboprops.
And, by the way…travel to the Bahamas is still permitted, if you fly charter and follow entry guidelines. Great dining, shopping, casinos, and adventures are waiting for you on the beaches of Nassau and beyond.
If you’ve never flown charter before, you’re in for a treat. Noble Air Charter treats you like royalty from the very first minute you board your Cessna Turboprop until the very last moment when you – sadly – return home. But, hey! When you’re ready for another trip to the Bahamas, we’ll be ready for you.
Why wait? Book Your Affordable Turboprop Flight to the Bahamas with Noble Air Charter. Do It Today!