The crew fly a single-engine “Cessna 206 Stationair”.
Uwe Thomas bought the machine brand-new in 2005 because of its excellent performance, the fact that it can cover large distances and is good-natured and durable.
As a result, pilots regard it as a "bush plane", used frequently for flights to difficult areas of the world, such as Alaska, South America or Africa.
Short and uneven runways for take-off and landing are not a problem. When four of the six seats are removed, it can take a lot of baggage.
The aluminium plates on the external shell are riveted and screwed. Not very aerodynamic, but very easy to repair.
Even in remote areas, a workshop can replace a metal sheet within a short time.
The worldwide service net for Cessna jets is a further reason for the pilot to buy a machine of this type.
The Cessna 206 is what is known as a shoulder-wing monoplane. The basic construction has hardly changed for 50 years.
The Cessna aircraft company has built small planes of this type since 1956. You’re probably wondering why red roses adorn the German globetrotters' private plane?