N65280 Cessna Turbo T206H Stationair

2004 Cessna T206H
Turbo Stationair

Clean, low hours, rugged
SUV of the skies

$479,000 USD

This one-owner, late-model Turbo Stationair has been babied since its first day out of the factory.

The Cessna Turbo 206 ("T206H") Stationair fills a niche in aviation like no other. Whether you're looking for the utility of hauling skydivers or equipment, navigating the backcountry with a heavy payload, doing aerial photography, Part 135 charter, or simply want a large, powerful, dependable and well equipped SUV you trust to safely carry your family to vacation destinations, the T206H is hands-down the best aircraft in its category and price range for the mission.

N65280 was delivered new from the factory in Wichita to its current owner in November 2004. The aircraft has been privately owned, flown only under Part 91. It has been used exclusively by the family for vacation getaways, hauling kids and their belongings off to college, and regular proficiency/training flights. The kids are grown up, out of college, and it's time for N65280's owner to scale back and find a new owner for this very nice Stationair.

This clean Turbo 206 has low hours on the airframe and engine, and it continues to be flown regularly by its owner. It has been hangared in dry Arizona since new. Paint and interior are in excellent condition, and logbooks and other documentation are complete since day one. The owner has a particular affection for this aircraft, and it shows. N65280 is ready for any mission, and it promises to deliver the performance and utility it was designed for by the factory.

Please carefully review the detailed, high resolution image gallery and lengthy walkaround video below, you'll see every inch of the aircraft. If you reach out to me, I can digitally share all logbooks and important documents.

Performance Specifications

Power (Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A): 310 HP Recommended TBO: 2,000 HRS
Prop (McCauley 3-blade CS): 79" DIA Fuel Capacity: 92 GAL
Wingspan: 36 FT Height: 9 FT 3 IN
Takeoff Distance (ground roll): 910 FT Landing Distance: 735 FT 
Max Level Speed @17,000 FT: 178 KTS Rate of Climb: 1,050 FPM 
Cruise @75% 20K ft and Fuel Flow: 164 KTS
19 GPH
Cruise @65% 24K ft and Fuel Flow:
153 KTS
16.2 GPH
Service Ceiling: 27K FT Seats:
Vs (Stall, Clean): 50 KTS Vso (Stall, Dirty): 39 KTS 
Vfe (Max, Flaps Extended): 140 KTS Vne (Never Exceed): 182 KTS 

Specs based on manufacturer's calculations and are subject to buyer confirmation.

Important Numbers

Born On: 10-Nov-2004
Factory Serial Number: T20608467
Flight Rules: IFR
Airframe Total Time (Hobbs): 875 hrs
Engine Total Time (Tach): 760 hrs
Engine TBO (Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A): 2000 hrs
Prop Hrs Since Overhaul (2016): 212 hrs
Gross Weight*: 3600 lbs
Empty Weight: 2385 lbs
Useful Load: 1215 lbs
Annual Inspection Due: Feb 2025
Transponder Cert 91.413 Due: Mar 2025
Pitot Static Cert 91.411 Due: Mar 2025



  • Aircraft based since new at KDVT Phoenix Deer Valley Municipal Airport (12 nm NNE of Phoenix Sky Harbor)
  • Clean aircraft, never used for Part 135 or other utility duties, strictly a family aircraft
  • Factory leather seating
  • Engine compressions 76/77/77/72/75/74
  • Complete logs from day one, digitized and available for viewing upon request
  • Very minor damage history, runway excursion early in life
  • Always hangared, no corrosion
  • All ADs c/w and well documented

Avionics and Equipment

  • Garmin G1000 - factory "NAV III" Avionics advanced flight deck package
    • GMA-1347 Digital Audio Panel with Marker Beacon/Intercom
    • GTX-345R ADS-B IN/OUT Transponder
    • GIA-63 NAV/COM/GPS with Glideslope #1 (non-WAAS)
    • GIA-63 NAV/COM/GPS with Glideslope #2 (non-WAAS)
    • GDU-1040 Primary Flight Display (PFD)
    • GDU-1040 Multi-Function Display (MFD)
    • GEA-71 Engine/Airframe Computer
    • GRS-77 AHRS
    • GDC-74A Air Data Computer with OAT Probe
    • GMU-44 Magnetometer
    • KAP-140 Dual Axis Autopilot with Altitude Preselect
    • KS-272C Pitch Trim Servo Actuator Pilot Control Wheel - Pitch Trim Switch / Autopilot Disconnect
    • GDL-69A Garmin SiriusXM Weather & Radio
    • Auxiliary Stereo Input Jack
    • Avionics Cooling Fans
    • Lighted Switch/Circuit Breaker Panel Backup
    • Single Pump Vacuum System - Dry
    • Standby Battery, 24 volt (8 aH)
  • Factory Floatplane Provision Kit option
  • Factory tan leather seats
  • Onboard oxygen system
  • Prop heat
  • Ordered from the factory without color accent stripes, ready for your vinyl or paint accent color choices if you choose
  • Rear seats (#5 and #6) currently removed but in good condition and included

Buyer to verify all avionics and equipment specifications.

Aircraft Evaluation

Exterior - 8.5/10 This Stationair's exterior is consistent with an always-hangared and well cared for aircraft of its age. The general appearance of the exterior is consistent with the many detailed pictures shown in the gallery below. During the extensive walkaround inspection, I found no evidence of hangar rash or other such damage. The fiberglass cowling sections around the engine are in good condition. Even the towbar connection point above the nosewheel is void of the typical scratches commonly seen on these aircraft.

In full disclosure, the aircraft does have some very minor hail pecks on the control surfaces, empennage, and on the horizontal stabilizer. The first time I closely reviewed the aircraft, I missed this (that is testament to how difficult it is to spot this issue). Later, I carefully looked again and in just the right light, at just the right angle, if you know what to look for, you'll barely see it. Had I not mentioned this issue, you likely may not have ever seen it yourself. Note that in the detailed images in the gallery below, you cannot see any hail pecks.

The current/original owner specifically ordered the aircraft without accent stripes. If you prefer more color, the aircraft is a blank slate, ready for professionally applied vinyl stripes or paint with a design of your choice. You aren't stuck with the factory colors or scheme!

Under close scrutiny, I found several cosmetic nitpicks which may catch the attention of an astute buyer. The right wing wingtip cover has a crack which has been stop-drilled and is not an issue. And, the right horizontal stabilizer tip also has two cracks which have been stop-drilled. Lastly, there is a minor paint chip where the utility cargo door latch has made contact with the opposing door - again, not an issue, only cosmetic. That is the extent of any cosmetic issues seen during the walkaround, and these issues are documented up close in the detailed images below.

All plexiglas windows and the windshield are in excellent condition - no crazing or unusual scratches/blemishes were noted. Tires are in good condition and are nearly new. The gear legs and wheel fairings are in clean shape and do not show any unusual wear.

Panel - 9/10 N65280's instrument panel features the high-end Garmin "NAV III" G1000 option offered by Cessna for their premium single engine aircraft. The system was upgraded with a GTX-345R transponder to address ADS-B requirements, adding ADS-B IN features (this was the better way to address ADS-B, instead of going the lesser expensive route of using a uAvionix tail beacon as seen on many other similar aircraft). The overall avionics package is absolutely wonderful, missing only the Stormscope option and WAAS upgrades to the dual GPS units. The overall appearance of the panel is clean and factory stock.

Interior - 8.5/10 The interior condition and appearance are consistent with a gently used family transport aircraft. The leather seats are in good condition with no damage or appreciable wear. The headliner and side panels are clean, in good order, and have a spartan, rugged appearance from the factory. I noted only two minor issues with the interior: there is some scuffing damage to the bottom portion of the rear utility door panel, and also some similar scuffing on the pilot's door panel below the armrest. These minor issues are documented in the image gallery below; most would not consider these nitpicks to be an issue. Note in the image gallery pictures that the rear two seats have been removed. The seats are covered and securely stored in the hangar and are included, along with the factory cargo net and installation hardware.

Overall - During the pre-listing inspection and the deep logbook/documentation review, no concerning issues were found, inside or out of the aircraft. This 2004 Cessna Turbo 206 Stationair is a solid, reliable, well cared for aircraft that is flown regularly, excellently maintained, and is immediately ready for any mission.

Please reach out to me so that I may answer any questions you have.


Logbooks available digitally upon request.

Aircraft Walkaround
Here is a video of a complete walkaround of the aircraft.

Detailed Images
134 High Resolution Images
Click any image to see a gallery of larger images.

Specifications and aircraft condition subject to verification and are not guaranteed.
Aircraft is subject to prior sale or removal.