Get the Most from Flying Your Cessna 210
This all-new primer on owning and flying the Cessna 210 Centurion is dedicated to helping all who own or want to fly a Cessna 210 master the art of piloting this complex airplane. Six-time Master CFI Chuck McGill covers the wide gamut of 210 models, accessories, and modifications, offering his wisdom on optimum performance and safe operations based on his thousands of hours of flying and teaching in the airplane. Flying the Cessna 210 contains 114 full-color photographs and illustrations in 196 pages, as well as abundant facts, tips, and techniques to help anyone command the Centurion for the best performance and safety.
So often, people purchase complex go-fast airplanes but don’t have a good understanding of the airplane’s systems and flight characteristics. McGill has written this book to extend pilots’ knowledge far beyond a POH and to help them get optimum performance, safety, and longevity from their airplanes.
While offering some background on the C210, T210, and P210, the book is much less about history and mechanics, focusing instead on systems and operations. Its 11 chapters and extensive Appendix offer insight into common operational issues during preflight, taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, and landing operations unique to each model of the 210. Additionally, it goes a long way to help pilots of airplanes with STC’d mods, accessories, and new avionics understand how those enhancements can be best used to make the most of safe flight operations. The book also highlights the versatility and utility of this multitalented aircraft.
"If you're thinking about purchasing a Cessna 210 or flying one, then Chuck McGill's book, Flying the Cessna 210, is an absolutely must have for your library. There are two ways to get smart as a pilot. You can read a lot of books and/or ask a lot of questions. Therefore, if you want to be a smart Cessna 210 pilot, you should buy this book because it will answer your most important questions. Chuck presents tips, techniques and personal insights about flying the Cessna 210 while integrating valuable NTSB accident data into the mix. After reading this book, you’ll feel that you’ve just sat down for a one-on-one ground lesson with one of our industry’s most respected flight instructors.”--Rod Machado, Aviation Author
"The book provides a wealth of information about the 210. It gives details of the differences between the different models of 210 and their expected performance. For example, the difference in performance between the normally aspirated, the turbo and the turbo-pressurized models in different configurations. This is ideal for someone considering the pros and cons of the 210, T210 and P210 models for their specific operational requirements... I was also impressed the way Chuck explains some of the specific characteristics of the 210 in his book. He explains systems and procedures in easy-to-understand English, that is neither too technical nor too ‘dumbed down’... I would recommend Flying the Cessna 210: The secrets unlocked by Chuck McGill to all 210 pilots from the novice to the most experienced - because everyone will get something out of this book".
--Garth Bartlett, President Cessna Pilots Association of Australia.
"Whether you’re a high time Cessna 210 pilot or are just thinking about buying a 210, you’ll want to get a copy of Chuck McGill’s Flying the Cessna 210. My first aircraft was a 1980 Turbo 210N and I wish I had his book when I was learning to fly my plane. I learned a number of things from Chuck’s book that I never knew about my plane. Chuck’s book differs from other 210 publications in that he gives details on specific techniques for flying these aircraft safely, while getting the most performance from the planes. For complex airplanes like the 210, I always recommended that pilots seek out a flight instructor who specializes in their aircraft type. For the 210, Chuck is that instructor. If you can’t fly with him, buy Flying the Cessna 210." --Max Trescott, Author, 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year
"If you think you know what there is to know about flying a Cessna 210, Chuck McGill's excellent book, Flying the Cessna 210, The Secrets Unlocked, will both surprise and delight you. I hope that he is inspired to write so thoroughly about flying other types of aircraft."--Barry Schiff
Aircraft spruce was great, and my package arrived very quickly, way sooner that I expected. Im not very impressed with this book. Everything in it is really just basic common sense airmanship stuff that really any pilot should have been taught when they originally got there license, everything in this book is in the POH. There is hardly any mention of systems and the major differences from the early 210 and the later ones. There is no talk about the quirks with the early 210 gear system. There is zero talk about emergency procedures, something I found very strange. I bought John Franks Cessna 210 buyers guide and it had valuable info on what to try if you cant get the gear down, things to try if you run into fuel problems while flying, electrical problems, engine failures etc and it was just a buyers guide, none of those things where mentioned in this book. The appendix is just more common sense stuff that even a non pilot would know, finishing off with trying to sell you a CD. Seems like Chuck is trying to sell you his flight school with this expensive little book