What is the minimum takeoff and landing distance for a Cessna 206?

December 29, 2009

I’m looking for some easy-to-come-by bush planes for Alaska flying and I’m considering the Cessna 185, 206, or De Havilland Beaver. In terms of the 206, what is it’s STOL performance, and how much better would it be if it had a turbo’d engine and extended wing tips?

Also, what are some advantages and disadvantages that these aircraft have over each other? I’m wondering if there is an obvious winner between them.

Thanks!

206H Takeoff:1000/1860
Landing: 735/1395
T206H Takeoff: 910/1743
Landing: 735/1395
Second figure is distance over a 50 foot obstacle.

The 185 would probably be the best performer because of power to weight ratio, but it won’t carry much. 3 guys and a side of moose maybe.

The 206 is in between with more cargo capacity, but with nosegear, it will require pretty smooth landing strips.

The DHC 2 Beaver carries the most, has the biggest engine(450 hp) and is mostly configured as a float plane. They will be hardest to find for sale because of the rarity. No new ones have been made since 1967. Kenmore Air Harbor refurbishes them to new condition, but they are costly. They will also be hardest to find one still in original condition as there have been hundreds of modifications over the years, including turbine engines.

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One Response to “What is the minimum takeoff and landing distance for a Cessna 206?”

  1. eferrell01 on December 29th, 2009 2:06 am

    206H Takeoff:1000/1860
    Landing: 735/1395
    T206H Takeoff: 910/1743
    Landing: 735/1395
    Second figure is distance over a 50 foot obstacle.

    The 185 would probably be the best performer because of power to weight ratio, but it won’t carry much. 3 guys and a side of moose maybe.

    The 206 is in between with more cargo capacity, but with nosegear, it will require pretty smooth landing strips.

    The DHC 2 Beaver carries the most, has the biggest engine(450 hp) and is mostly configured as a float plane. They will be hardest to find for sale because of the rarity. No new ones have been made since 1967. Kenmore Air Harbor refurbishes them to new condition, but they are costly. They will also be hardest to find one still in original condition as there have been hundreds of modifications over the years, including turbine engines.
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