A couple of guys here have flown them for a living. Both the T and normal are used a lot in Alaska for air taxi work and make a profit. I think your original mission statement mentioned something about stepping down from a 55 or 58 Baron into the low and slow crowd. A T206 really isn't low and slow in my mind. I could be wrong. Several have mentioned the 180. You can go all the way up to a Continental 550 and a three blade prop in that airplane. You won't feel underpowered. I think you're probably a big guy but you're not a great big guy you know? The 180 fraternity comes in for some rough treatment around here sometimes because they won't allow converted 182s into the club. But in many ways, as has been mentioned again and again, for the purposes of this gang around here there are really only two airplanes in the world. Super Cubs and Cessna 180s. If you look through a few pages of the "where did you fly today" thread you'll see that BC flying goes all the way from improved gravel to sagebrush and boulders. That's why you keep getting the two airplanes jab. A 206 and a Scout would cover all your bases. If it's got to be one airplane and you really don't care to dodge boulders and get in and out in 75 feet, then it's hard to imagine you going wrong with a 206. If it was me, and this is just an uninformed opinion, I would buy the best 206 normal I could find, then turn it over to P-Ponk for a giant motor and big fat tires. You'll be happy. I would be.Bam Bam wrote:The 206 would a guy consider a turbo or not look at a turbo? Stick with a higher hp version?
.02 and worth every penny.