What comes to mind when someone asks you about your dream plane? Is it all-out speed, fuel economy, short field ability or carrying capacity? Unfortunately for all aircraft out there, there always has to be compromise and you’ll never find an aircraft that will do everything perfectly, be it carrying capacity over speed, or speed over endurance. In the Mooney’s case, they compromised lifting capacity to make it the ultimate cross-country machine. That is not to say she can’t handle a short field – she’s definitely not a road-runner, but you won’t want to land on a river sandbar somewhere in the Yukon the same way you do in your Carbon Cub. With the Ovation Ultra able to slice off massive chunks of landscape in a single hop, you’ll end up laughing up at your friends from the ground, ice-cold beer in hand, after you’ve arrived 30 minutes before everyone else, – and you can chuckle into that foamy head knowing you’ve burnt a lot less fuel in the process. That’s what the Ovation has always been renowned for, displaying a good turn of speed in the lower flight levels with a maximum altitude of 20000ft all while resting assured in the strengths, features and virtues you have become accustomed to. From optional air conditioning to wing, tail, prop and windshield de-ice to everything in between, you’ll be doing it in the same comfort as the faster Acclaim Ultra. If you are looking for the ultimate middle-altitude cruiser then you’ve come to the right place. These traits aren’t typical of most aircraft found in the wild – It’s basically just the Ovation, in a class of her own, that will excel so easily in delivering the ultimate personal flying experience.

Exterior Dimensions

  • Exterior Height: 8 ft 4 in
  • Wing Span: 36 ft 6 in
  • Length: 26 ft 8 in


  • Crew: 1
  • Passengers: 3
  • Seats: 4


  • Composite passenger cabin and aluminium empennage cladding over load-bearing chromoly steel space frame, aluminium wings and moving surfaces.
  • Avionics: Garmin G1000 NXi, GFC700 Autopilot.

Mechanical Specs and Speeds

  • Engine: Continental TSIO-550-G/310 hp.
  • Propeller: Hartzell Scimitar, 3-blade, 76” diameter.
  • Max Cruise Speed: 197 kts @ FL.
  • Stall, Landing Configuration: 56 kts.
  • Maximum Range (standard tanks): 1,100 nm (45-min. reserve).
  • Maximum Range (Optional long-range tanks): 1,275 nm (45-min. reserve).
  • Takeoff/Landing Distance (50-ft. Obstacle): 2,100/2,650 ft

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 3368 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 3200 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 2470 Lb
  • Empty Weight: 2261 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 100 gal (6.02 lb/US gallon)
  • Payload Useful: 1107 Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 495 Lb
  • Max Payload: 741 Lb


  • Normal Range: 900 nm
  • Max Range: 1450 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 20000 ft


  • Takeoff Distance: 1620 ft
  • Balanced Field Length: 2245 ft
  • Landing Distance: 900 ft


  • Rate of Climb: 1300 fpm
  • Max Speed: 197 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 173 kts
  • Economy Cruise: 153 kts

Power Plant

  • Engine: Continental IO-550-G
  • Horse Power: 310
  • Engine TBO: 2200 hrs