Our Aircraft

The Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain, commonly known as the Navajo, is the mainstay aircraft for transportation in Interior and Arctic Alaska. 

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It has two-engines, retractable landing gear, and a large cabin area that can be converted from a commuter cabin to a cargo carrier quickly and easily. The Chieftain has a maximum range of approximately 4 hours and 800 miles.

Air Arctic Chieftains, all operated by Warbelow's Air Ventures, are configured to carry up to 9 passengers and have an average payload of 1500 pounds. 

The ample floor space, easily removable seats, broad, well placed cabin doors and nose and wing baggage compartments make it versatile aircraft for transporting passengers, cargo or a combination of both.

Our Fairbanks-based Chieftains are ideal for small groups traveling with modest amounts of gear or groups of 2 - 3 with a lot gear. 

PA31-350 Specifications

Overall Length

32' 5"/34' 7"

Wing Span

40' 6"/40' 8"

Overall Height


Cargo Door Size

46" x 45"

Max T/O & Ldg Wt. (lbs)


Max Zero Fuel Wt. (lbs)


Fuel Capacity (lbs)


Fuel Type


Fuel Consumption

36/38 GPH

Range @ Max Payload

375 SM

Speed @ Gross Wt

195/205 MPH

Engine Type/Num Engines


Number of Engines


T/O Thrust

310/350 HP

Cargo Area (cubic ft)


Max Payload (lbs)2


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