The cabin interior is ergonomically designed to provide
comfort for four large adults, while being easy to convert for cargo-carrying
applications. Large doors on either side allow easy access to the cabin from both sides,
and can be quickly removed.
The adjustable front seats fold forward for easy access to the rear seats / cargo area. With anticipated applications for special mission use, the rear seat area can be converted for cargo use (including 50 gallon drums), or the cabin can be reconfigured for a berth (patient on a stretcher) across the front and back right-hand seats, with the pilot in the front left seat and a doctor or nurse in the rear left seat.
New Bubble Windows - now available as an option for the STOL CH 801 - increase the cabin width to a remarkable 52-inches (130 cm.) at the shoulders:
VISIBILITY: Unlike most other high-wing designs, the STOL CH 801's wings are positioned above the cabin and fuselage to provide pilot and passengers with superior visibility. The "Above-Cab" wings taper at the wing root to maximize upward visibility while also providing superior side visibility, as the wings are located above the pilot's head. As all seasoned bush pilots will confirm, off-airport operations require an aircraft with superior visibility - for safer operations in tight areas and to allow the pilot to choose suitable landing areas. The large "wrap-around" windows and "Above-Cab" wings allow unparalleled visibility.
The standard tricycle gear configuration maximizes forward visibility when taxiing (critical when operating in off-airport environements), while also providing the added benefit of a level cabin while on the ground - This facilitate access to the cabin and maximizes pilot and passenger comfort.
INSTRUMENT PANEL: The stock instrument panel measures nearly 41 inches (104 cm.) across and 11 inches (28 cm.) high, providing plenty of room for custom avionics and IFR instrumentation. CUstom sub-panels and/or center console are also possibilities.