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Does anyone recognize the make and model of this small plane? It was used in episode 154 <6.27> "Chain Reaction" of the 1980's TV show "Falcon Crest". I'm working on a database for the show's picture planes and I am missing the identification of this aircraft and two more planes. Thank you so much for your help.

  • $\begingroup$ Obviously a Cessna. Exact model (172, 175, 177, 182) depends on details I'm not familiar enough with to call. $\endgroup$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like a Cessna 210 to me. $\endgroup$
    – dawg
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ If the episode ever shows the tail number, you can google it and it will take you to the FAA records for the airframe showing you manufacturer, model, owner, etc. ie N12345 $\endgroup$
    – mikem
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 4:59
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much for your help. $\endgroup$
    – TJP
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 6:37
  • $\begingroup$ @mikem This suggestion works for day-to-day photos, but may not always work for movies. Movies may use fake or "recycled" registrations. $\endgroup$
    – DeepSpace
    Commented Dec 31, 2020 at 17:15

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That's a Cessna 210 Centurion II .

The Cessna 210 models K, L, M, N and R have the windows shaped like the one shown in the picture from Falcon Crest. If it has a two-bladed propeller, it is a model K, the others have three-bladed props.

The picture below is a Cessna 210M.

Cessna 210M Centurion II source: www.airhistory.net, photo copyright: Phil Vabre

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot. Your explanation is very helpful. $\endgroup$
    – TJP
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 6:37

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