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Guimbal Cabri G2

Guimbal Cabri G2


The Guimbal Cabri G2 is a two-seat light helicopter produced by Hélicoptères Guimbal and powered by a piston engine. The Cabri was designed by Bruno Guimbal, a former Eurocopter engineer, in the 1980s. The aircraft has been flying since 1992 and is widely used for flying lessons.

Brand Guimbal
Type Cabri G2
Pilots 1
Passengers 1
Maximum Take Off Weight 700 kg
Payload 700 kg
Cruising speed 90 knots (167 km/h)
Maximum Speed 100 knots (185 km/h)
Maximum distance 700 km
Maximum altitude 13000 feet (3962 m)
ICAO code G2CA

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Guimbal Cabri G2. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.

Frequently asked questions about the Guimbal Cabri G2

How fast does a Guimbal Cabri G2 fly?

An Guimbal Cabri G2 is normally flying at about 167 km/h (90 knots), which is its cruising speed. It can fly a bit faster, but never more than 185 km/h (100 knots).

How far can a Guimbal Cabri G2 fly?

The range is about 700 kilometres. The distance also depends on how fast you fly and whether there is much wind. A possible diversion to another airport is also taken into account.

About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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