|With a maximum gross take off weight of 12,500 lbs, the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is an example of the upper limit of the category of light aircraft.|
Many light aircraft are used commercially for passenger and freight transport, sightseeing, photography and other similar roles as well as personal use.
Examples of light aircraft include:
- Cessna, the entire range of propeller driven aircraft from the Cessna 120 up to the Cessna 208
- Piper, all models
- Beechcraft, the non-jet models such as the Bonanza and Baron
- Others such as Cirrus aircraft; the GippsAero GA8 Airvan; the Aviat Husky and the Robin DR400.
The many uses of light aircraft include aerial surveying, such as monitoring pipelines. They are also used for light cargo operations, such as "feeding" cargo hubs, as well as some passenger operations. Light aircraft are also used for marketing purposes, such as banner towing and skywriting. Primary flight instruction is also conducted in light aircraft. Finally, most personal aircraft are light aircraft, the most popular being the Cessna 172.
Larger light aircraft, such as twin turboprops and very light jets are often used as business aircraft.
See also 
- Crane, Dale: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, page 308. Aviation Supplies & Academics, 1997. ISBN 1-56027-287-2
- Viking Air (undated). "Twin Otter Series 400". Retrieved 2009-03-18.
- Jackson, Paul; Munson, Kenneth; Peacock, Lindsay. Jane's All the World's Aircraft. Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-2684-3.
- Collins, Mike. "Piper project honors pipeline patrols". Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- "Mountain Air Cargo". Retrieved December 30, 2012.