4 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.

  3. Dave,

    This is why the internet is famous for mis-information.

    The Cessna 206 POH states the following:

    If it is necessary to use the cargo doors as an emergency exit and the
    wing flaps are not extended, open the doors and exit. If the wing flaps
    are extended, open the doors in accordance with the instructions
    shown on the red placard which is mounted on the forward cargo door.
    The forward door must be opened far enough to allow access to the aft
    door latch. After unlatching the aft door, release the latch lever and
    push the aft door full open. The placard instructions may be found in
    Section 2.

    I always instruct my passengers who are unfamiliar with the process prior to their first flight.


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