ASA Caravan: Cessna’s Swiss Army Knife with Wings! (Softcover)


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Known for being one of the most versatile and robust aircraft ever
produced, the Cessna Caravan has become the DC-3 workhorse of our
current times—as Cessna nicknames it, a “Swiss Army Knife with wings”!
This pilot favorite does it all, on land or sea: bush flying,
geophysical exploration and mapping, patrol, air ambulance, military,
sightseeing, corporate, commuter airline, skydiving, cargo, missionary
and humanitarian flying, and much more. The Caravan’s almost legendary
reputation of safety and reliability remains a comforting constant for
those who affectionately refer to the aircraft as their “flying SUV,”
“Suburban with a turbine,” or “aerial truck.”

From its coverage of the Caravan’s colorful history to its
innovative-yet-conventional aircraft systems, to interesting pilot
stories, tips, and beautiful photography throughout, Lewis and Cook’s
book is both entertaining and enlightening—Caravan edutainment at its
best! The chapters parallel flight phases on a typical mission, and are
chock-full of experience, insights and trivia from preflight to
postflight—a truly amazing story for all pilots interested in this
legendary powerhouse.

Every chapter contains a special topic along with the related phase
of flight, comprised of Lewis and Cook’s coverage of pertinent Caravan
characteristics, or stories told by pilots flying Caravans in unusual
circumstances and faraway places. Two sections of color photography are
included, and multiple appendices with further information on
specifications and industry contacts for Caravan owners, as well as
extensive footnotes and bibliography. Foreword by Steve Stafford.

ISBN 9781560276821

Additional information

Weight 1.875 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 1 in