There are three (3) major light aircraft manufacturers in the USA. How are their aircraft named and identified?
Let's start with Cessna. The smallest plane they produced was the 2-seat 150/152 series. Its aerobatic variant was called the Aerobat. The 4-seat series were named Skyhawk, Skylane, Cutlass, Skylark. The 6-seat were Skywagon, Stationaire, Skymaster, Centurion. The 8-seat were Crusader, Citation series and 12-14 seat were Caravan, Golden Eagle, Titan, Chancellor, Corsair, Conquest.
Beechcraft named their 4-seat airplanes Musketeer, Sundowner, Sierra, Debonair. The 6-seat Bonanza, Travelair, Baron, Duke. The 8-seat Beech 400 bizjet and the 12-seat Queenair, King Air, Starship.
Piper named most of their airplane after Indian tribes. They had the 2-seat Piper Cub, Tomahawk. The 4-seat Tripacer, Brave, Pawnee, Archer, Warrior, Arrow, Dakota, Saratoga, Lance, Duchess, Comanche, Malibu, Apache, Seminole, Seneca, Aztec. The 6-seat Cherokee and the 8-seat Navajo, Chieftain, Mojave, and the Cheyenne.
What's in a name! Just for your info guys. I hope I didn't miss a name.