Used Aircraft Guide
Cessna P210 Centurion
Much fanfare and a raft of early problems accompanied the introduction of Cessnaís only pressurized single.
[IMGCAP(1)] In 1978, the Cessna P210 was a real landmark. While not literally the first pressurized single (the Mooney Mustang was the first real attempt), it was the first one that was truly viable. It was (and is) remarkably inexpensive for a pressurized airplane. What that means is that itís very expensive, just not as bad as the other choices a prospective purchaser is faced with.
What pressurization does, directly, is offer the ability to fly over much enroute weather in relative comfort. Indirectly, it offers somewhat lower noise levels and a more solid feel, the result of the reinforcement needed for pressurization.
There is a price to be paid for operating a pressurized airplan...
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