I know a few people wanted to know what flying a CASA 212 is like. Now that I have gotten my hands on the airplane I figured I would write a little something about the airplane. I dont have much time in it yet, so it will be brief. The airplane overall is very solid, and it flies like it too. If you put in the effort it will do what you want it to do. It is all cables, so it can take some effort. But once you get it all trimmed out it is a fingertip flier. Once you get past 60 knots it doesnt take very much effort to get the nose wheel off the ground. V1/VR typically come about 95 knots when fully loaded. Yesterday with 30 knots down the runway we were already passing through 1500 feet by the end of a 6400 foot runway, and that was at 15000 pounds. The airplane really has some pretty good short field performance for having a MTOW of 16976 lbs. The beta is amazing on the thing. I never touch the brakes, and there are some short runways out there. The takeoff climb could use some work, but it is off the ground in a pretty short roll. It is my first transport category aircraft, and with 250 hours it is eye opening. But it is a great airplane to learn because it isnt exactly a rocketship. If you have anymore questions let me know, I am more than happy to answer them.