The Cessna 206 is a light aircraft that belongs to the Stationair family of general aviation aircraft. The Stationair family was introduced by Cessna in 1962, and it came about as a development from the Cessna 210 model. Produced from the years of 1962-1986 and 1998-present, over 8,500 units were built, many of which are still in active service under various civil, government, and military operators. The Cessna 206 served as the second addition to the Stationair family, first being introduced in 1964 and later beginning production in 1986. Reintroduced in 1998, the Cessna 206 still remains in production with more than 6,500 units being built as of 2004.
With a single Lycoming IO 540 AC1 A5 piston aircraft engine
, the Cessna 206 may travel at cruise speeds up to 142 knots while producing 300 horsepower. The fuel tank capacity of the aircraft sits at 92 gallons, and this permits a travel range of 721 nautical miles and a fuel economy of 7.8 nautical miles per gallon. For seating, one pilot may operate the aircraft, while five additional passengers may be situated as well. Altogether, the Cessna 206 has a maximum takeoff weight of 3,600 pounds.
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Posted on June 16, 2020