Used Aircraft Guide


Cessna 206 Stationair

The forte of this big, burly single is load carrying. Itís not a speed demon, nor was it intended to be.

[IMGCAP(1)] A long-standing axiom is that speed sells. Thatís true, but only half way: The other side of the coin is load carrying, a trait that for some is more important than getting there fast.

Periodically, the public decides that big, heavy load-haulers are desirable (usually when fuel is relatively cheap). That accounts for the current popularity of enormous truck-like vehicles on the roads, and the skyrocketing prices of airplanes like the Cessna 206.

This aerial sport/ute is not fast, but itís stable, rugged, reliable, has six real seats and is remarkable for being able to carry a half-ton or so after the tanks are filled.

So popular is the combination of simplicity and loa...

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