Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 2014 Cessna 208 Caravan

A versatile hauler of people and cargo, this turboprop can reach remote fields.

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Piston pilots have a variety of reasons for transitioning to turboprops, from making trips faster and carrying more stuff to reaching out-of-the-way places, especially at high elevations. This Cessna 208 Caravan could be ideal for a PIC who prefers high-wing aircraft and regularly carries significant loads. The aircraft handles a broad range of personal and commercial missions and can deal with remote and unimproved fields comfortably. 

This Caravan has 524 hours on the airframe and its Pratt & Whitney PT6A-T14A. Its three-blade McCauley 3GFR34C703 propeller has 161 hours since overhaul. A new Hartzell four-blade composite Yukon prop—to be installed later this year—will reduce the aircraft’s takeoff distance and improve its climb. An extended nose gear fork and 29-inch tires enhance the aircraft’s performance on unimproved runways. The Cessna also is equipped with a Wipaire single-point fueling system, four-place intercom and 13-place oxygen system. The airplane is currently configured to carry 10 passengers. 

Avionics are Garmin G1000, dual Garmin GRS 77s, Garmin GFC 700 autopilot, Garmin GTX 33 transponder, GWX weather radar, and a King KN 63 DME and  KR 87 ADF.

Pilots interested in island hopping, high-elevation bush flying, commercial cargo, or more ambitious family travel should consider this 2014 Cessna 208 Caravan, which is available on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Financial Group. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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