September 1998 Issue

Letters: September 1998

Yo Cessna Yourself
Here’s my view on your “Yo, Cessna” commentary in the May issue of Aviation Consumer: The main reason Cessna won’t build the WhizBang you propose is that there is no reason to. Why take a chance on something really new, incurring the expense, the liability, the logistics, etc?

They just don’t need to. Cessna learned well from the Cardinal. There is no need for the WhizBang. They’re selling bunches of 172s. There is minimal development cost in the redo of the old standby. The insurance liability is a known factor with which the insurers are comfortable. Production should be most efficient by now. The only real expense is the new production facility.


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