CESSNA CE-208 „CARAVAN“
The Caravan, in production since 1982, is the VW camper van of single-engine aircraft. It is one of the safest, most reliable, cost-efficient and versatile aircraft ever built. It can be configured as a passenger, cargo, bush, military, rescue or sea plane.
The variant owned by the Flying Bulls and which will be making an appearance at AIRPOWER16 belongs to the latter category – it is a Cessna CE-208 “Amphibian Caravan” and until August 2000 was stationed in a US state where it couldn't have been more at home: Florida. Fortunately there is also plenty of water in Austria, which is where this single-engine amphibian aircraft ended up after a bold flight across the Atlantic. In April 2001 it was the first aircraft of its type to receive the Austrian certificate of airworthiness.
Facts & Figures
|Manufacturer||Cessna / USA|
|Reg.||OE - EDM|
|Serial number||208 00 257|
|Max. take-off weight||3,760 kg|
|Max. speed||320 km/h|
|Cruising speed||270 km/h|
|Power plant||Pratt & Whitney PT6A- 114A propeller engine|
|Required water landing area||approx. 800 x 50 m|