One Family's Cessna Grand Caravan by Heather Skumatz, Cessna Flyer/cessnaflyer.org - This article has been republished with permission from Cessna Flyer/cessnaflyer.org. Kent Williams lives the good life—all across North America—with his family and his Cessna 208B EX. Kent Williams is living the good life. After founding Montana Silversmiths—a hugely successful western belt buckle manufacturing company—and spending [...]
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Winnebago On The Water: Cessna Caravan on floats an all-terain RV by Thomas Haines, AOPA - This article has been republished with permission of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Anyone else flying by might think the slash in the dirt is just a dusty path in the canyon, but it’s a target for Wally [...]
Cessna’s big utility turboprop single is a capable and all-around solid performer - Soft-field Patrol. by Matt Thurber The exercise that showed the Grand Caravan EX’s true skills as a rough-country vehicle came next, as we planned a full-stop landing at a grass strip, Sedan City Airport. During the preflight briefing, Allenbaugh had outlined the [...]
Cessna’s big utility turboprop single is a capable and all-around solid performer - Climbing Inside. by Matt Thurber The Caravan’s cockpit is comfortably spacious, more like a small business aircraft than a light airplane, and it is both utilitarian and well appointed. Climbing into the left seat is easier using the foldout ladder at [...]
Cessna’s big utility turboprop single is a capable and all-around solid performer. by Matt Thurber The Cessna Caravan has been in production since 1984, and earlier this year I had my first opportunity to fly the single-engine utility turboprop from Textron Aviation’s private airport—Beech Factory Airport—in Wichita. My demo pilot was Terry Allenbaugh, the [...]
The Grand Caravan EX has received a great review. In the December, 2016, issue of Twin & Turbine magazine, LeRoy Cook reported on his test flight of the new Grand Caravan EX. He began by noting: “More horsepower is the answer to a lot of aviation shortcomings. The venerable Cessna Caravan, after 30-plus years [...]
The new Grand Caravan EX brings numerous other benefits beyond the addition of the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 engine. Some of the changes we will outline in this article are a direct result of the higher horsepower and the new requirements associated with the new power-plant, but our purpose here is to shed light [...]
Considered one of the most practical and versatile aircraft ever built, the Cessna Caravan enjoys such a diversity of use and market acceptance that it has maintained strong new and used aircraft sales in the aviation marketplace. Business Aviation prospered through the benefit of favorable currency rates, tax policies and the synergies resulting from globalization. [...]
Since the beginning of Aviation, designers have worked to improve aircraft performance, capability and safety. Safety translates to trust and reliability which are attributes that perfectly describe the Cessna Caravan. Built upon a foundation of simplicity with sensible redundancy, the Cessna Caravan possesses the combination of design characteristics that arguably make it one of [...]
Caravan DNA From Long Cessna History Aviation History rarely portrays aircraft successes as bright as it has the Cessna Caravan. With over 2,450 C208’s built to date from its market entry in 1985, the Caravan has found a home in the category known as “Great Airplanes”. In today’s market the C208 stands as [...]