Airplane Services

We’ve been providing quality fixed wing charter services for forty years, in a variety of multi-engine airplanes.

Our primary survey plane is the P68 Partenavia, a high wing survey airplane.  Most of our aircraft are equipped with photogrammetry ports of various sizes and all are equipped with automatic GPS tracking.

For passengers looking for even more speed and comfort, we offer our latest plane, the Merlin IIIB executive transport.

Please call us with your specific request so we can custom tailor a quote to meet your needs.  All aircraft are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  You can reach us at 805-985-5416 and we will help you manage your next charter or project!

Airplane Prices And Features

Our primary survey plane is the Partenavia P-68.  Each can accommodate up to 4 passengers depending upon weight and has a large cargo compartment in back.

Our Partenavias can perform a variety of missions, including low-level marine mammal surveys, LIDAR, photography, thermal, hyperspectral and various electronic relay missions. They cruise around 130 knots and the OBS & C models operate well up to 10,000 feet. Our P68 TC ‘Turbo-Charged’ model flies efficiently up to 20,000 feet.

Please call for current fuel surcharge (if any), daily minimums, and contract rates.  As commercial aviation insurance have skyrocketed worldwide, we are forced to apply an Insurance surcharge of approximately 10% per flight hour.

Partenavia P68-OBS ‘Observer’

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  • Glass Nose For Easy Observation

Observer Hourly Rate

$695.00 per flight hour, plus $75 insurance surcharge.


Partenavia P68-C

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P68 ‘C’ Model Hourly Rate

$695.00 per flight hour, plus $75 insurance surcharge.


Partenavia P68-TC

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  • Better High Altitude/Climb Performance

‘Turbo’ Hourly Rate

$695.00 per flight hour, plus $75 insurance surcharge.


Partenavia AP68-TP “Spartacus”

  • Rolls Royce 328 HP Turbo-Prop Engines
  • 180 Knots Speed
  • 8 Place executive Interior

Spartacus Turbo-prop Hourly Rate

$1350.00 per flight hour, plus $125 insurance surcharge.


Fairchild Merlin IIIB

Our newest airplane, a Merlin IIIB, has a crew of one or two, can carry up to 9 passengers and has a cruise speed of 265+ knots.

Our Merlin is pressurized and features an upgraded interior for ultimate passenger comfort.

  • Passenger Cabin Class
  • All Weather Airplane
  • Additional Charge For 2nd Pilot (If Required)
  • Note: This Aircraft Is Subject To Federal Excise Tax

Merlin Hourly Rate

$1,950 per flight hour, plus $220.00 insurance surcharge.  Call for specific quote to various locations.