Aircraft Review

April 1999 Issue

Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair

As a six-place utility airplane, the new 206 has the market to itself. (Still, we wish it carried as much as the old model.)

[IMGCAP(1)] The twilight of the aviation gods seemed at hand in the 1980s when single-engine manufacturers put themselves into an almost unrecoverable spin. On the way down, experts blamed everything from high fuel prices to product liability. But in the end, it was the product line that augured in, leaving buyers to mourn.

Today, the GA rebound seems real and Cessna again sits on aviation Olympus, with a comfortable lead in the single-engine piston market. Capitalizing on their success with the 172 and 182 rebirths, Cessna has re-introduced the heavy haulers, the 206 Stationair and TurboStationair. We’ll examine both and fly the Turbo.

No Glamour Here
Stationairs, new o...

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