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Cessna 140: A Cessna Built for Two, Low-and-slow Cruiser

One of the consistent positive reviews always goes to the Cessna 140. Like so many Cessnas that followed it, the diminutive 140 is almost universally regarded as one of the best airplanes of its type and vintage. The 140 wins rave reviews not because it does any one thing better than any other model but because it does everything well. In short, its among the best at being average or better.

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Cessna 210: High Wing Cruiser

Cessna’s top-of-the-line high wing cruiser, now out of production since 1986, still merits a second look. My friends, the Cabots, formerly of Princeton, Massachusetts, have had a predilection for 210s since I met them in the...

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414 Chancellor

Make Way for the Chancellor! It may be a little hard to believe today, but there was a time when corporate piston twins were all the rage. In the early ‘80s, Piper, Cessna, Beech Commander, and Aerostar were producing a dozen...

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A Different Cessna 150

Never mind the realities of aircraft production and a fickle marketplace; wouldn’t it have been nice if Cessna had built some of these? It doesn’t sound that different sitting on the ramp. The engine starts pretty much the same,...

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