2 thoughts on “170-Knot SUV

  1. I had a 2001 turbo 206 and never saw a 170 KTs, average was 145/150 KTs at 18 gph, the worst thing about a 206 if you input any flaps, landing, takeoff or in a emergancy landing, you can’t open the clamshell door because the flaps when extended block it, leaving only the pilots door for six people to exit not to mention there’s intrigated headrest on the 3rd and forth seats making it impossible for any individuals to climb over and attempt to exit, also the pilots seat has to be full forward for anyone to be able to get out, I’m 6’4″ and when I’m in the left seat in flying position I can’t get out, I have to move the seat back to exit, if a pilot crash lands with flaps and in a panic exits the aircraft all four passengers are trapped. Cessna needs to step up and correct this problem, this is why I no longer own a 206.

  2. Well that is interesting. I am not sure what light aircraft you are hoping to buy to solve this problem but as far as exits go I would prefer a 206 to a Cirrus, Cessna Ttx, Mooney and many other light aircraft that have no rear exit options at all. You could argue that the low wing Seneca, Baron and Bonanza solve this problem but only the Baron solves it with one engine. Egress from many light aircraft is a problem.

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