Article | Nov 01, 1999
When a new Cessna 172, 182, or 206 is rolled out for its first test flight at the Cessna Aircraft Company in Independence, Kansas, how long would you guess the preflight lasts? Thirty minutes? An hour? "One week," said Dan Andrew, the chief pilot for single-engine production flight testing. Subsequent preflights are shorter — more like those that most pilots do, but more thorough.
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