The growth of the aircraft industry may be conditioned by the rapidly increasing use of private planes by business and professional persons as well as flying buffs. Since these users are not professional pilots, their need is for a simply operated, easily maintained, and comfortable craft. The new Cessna Skymaster has been designed with these requirements in mind. This paper describes the development and production statistics of the new model and the extensive testing to which the Skymaster was subjected. Full specifications are given.