C-421 Golden Eagle

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February 2005-

An eight-seat airplane that offers near-jet comfort and performance at twin-piston prices, the model 421 was the top of Cessna's piston-engine line from 1967-1985. It's still an impressive performer today, used by pilots for business and personal purposes. But it uses unusual engines that require careful operation to reach TBO, and many people expect that Cessna and the FAA will shortly require expensive wing spar inspections and repairs. And 421 pilots should get recurrent training—operated carelessly, this airplane can be dangerous!

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