Used Aircraft Guide

February 1998 Issue

Cessna 206

Big and beefy, the 206 puts an emphasis on load hauling rather than speed.

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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 topped off.

So popular is the combination of simplicity...

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