West Point Accepts Delivery of Two New Trainers

The pair of new Cessna T206 Stationairs were delivered by Textron Aviation.

The Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair runs on a 310 hp, turbocharged piston engine. Credit: Cessna

West Point, The United States Military Academy, accepted delivery of two new single-engine Cessna T206 Stationairs from Textron Aviation last week. 

These trainers are being added to West Point’s current fleet, which consists of mostly Cessna 182 Skylanes and Cessna T-41s, the military version of a Cessna 172.

The 182s and T-41s will still be the main aircraft used for flight training. The new T206s will be utilized by instructors to teach cadets the fundamental laws of physics and aerodynamics. The flying laboratories will be used mostly by engineering students. 

“We are honored that the U.S. Military Academy has selected the Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair HD for aviation training,” said Textron Aviation vice president of special missions sales Bob Gibbs in a statement. “Customer faith in our products and trust in our company and our team are at the core of our relationship with military training academies worldwide.”

About the Aircraft

The Cessna T206 Stationair has a maximum range of 703 nm and a normal cruise speed of 161 kts. With a useful load of 1,441 lbs and a maximum of six passengers, the Cessna T206 allows for longer flights with more occupants than the 182 and T-41. 

Standard features include:

  • Standard ADS-B Out and In
  • Optional wireless data base and flight plan loading
  • Standard Garmin electronic stability and protection (ESP) and under-speed protection (USP)
  • Integrated VFR sectional charts
  • IFR high and low en route charts with night mode
  • Garmin Connext Iridium Satellite Services
Based in Texas, Ashley is the former Marketing Manager at FLYING and focuses deeply on training and education. She graduated from the Baylor Institute for Air Science with a Bachelor's in Aviation Science and holds an MBA specializing in Marketing. She is an also instrument rated private pilot and licensed FAA dispatcher.

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