Aircraft Review

August 2018 Issue

Cessna HD T206H: Turbocharged Utility

A working pilotís airplane thatís easy to load and fly, Textron Aviationís flagship Cessna piston single remains in a class of its own.

As itís been since it started life in 1963 as the model 205 (a fixed-gear version of the wing-strutted 210), the current HD T206H turbo Stationair is neither fast nor slow and itís no looker on the airport lunch ramp. But what it lacks in sexy styling it more than makes up with in utilityólots of it. It works well on floats and on oversized tires and it easily carries a cargo pod on its belly. We know of more than one Stationair owner who loads motorcycles in the cabin.

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