This 1978 Cessna U206G Is a Heavy-Hauling ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

Filling the role of a flying SUV, the Cessna 206 is ideal for carrying passengers, cargo, or both.

Each day, the team at Aircraft For Sale picks an airplane that catches our attention because it is unique, represents a good deal, or has other interesting qualities. You can read Aircraft For Sale: Today’s Top Pick at FLYINGMag.com daily.

Today’s Top Pick is a 1978 Cessna U206G.

From the time it rolled out of the factory as a 1964 model, Cessna’s big, brawny 206 was a hit with pilots who had big loads to carry, perhaps to inhospitable places. The airplane was available in utility (U206) and passenger (P206) versions with the former soon eclipsing the latter. Pilots preferred the utility model largely because of its double rear cargo doors that eased loading. Cessna built the 206 until the company halted piston aircraft production in 1986. The model returned in 1998 and remains in production today.   

This Cessna U206G has 3,061 hours on the airframe and 1,440 hours on the 285 hp Continental IO-520-F engine since overhaul. The panel includes a Garmin G G500TXi touchscreen PFD/MFD, Garmin GTN750TXi and GTN650TXi GPS/Nav/Coms, GMA350C audio panel, GFC 500 autopilot, dual G5s, L3 NGT9000 transponder with ADS-B and active traffic, synthetic vision, and EI MVP50P engine monitor.

Additional equipment includes a new MT composite propeller, Safe Flight AOA instrument, electronic ignition, Rosen sun visors, three-point front seat harnesses, 40-amp standby alternator, and rear club seating.

Pilots in the market for the airborne equivalent of a three-row SUV that is sufficiently rugged to operate from rough strips and off airport should consider this 1978 Cessna U206G, which is available for $389,900 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email [email protected].


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