Wat would it cost for a company to engineer a fix ( Make the forward door fixed and increase the aft door and put a handle on it ) $10-$15000 ? Is TC too anal to fast track approval of a companies aft door mod kit ? Will Cessna be trying to prevent this kind of mod?
Well, let's take this step by step:
Cessna doesn't care, and won't help. If they were ultimately awesomely impressed with an STC'd mod to one of their designs, they might market the STC (they sought me out to market an STC I did on their planes, ad do, but they won't start the process for you).
TC aren't anal, and don't fast track anything. TC follows a prescribed process to evaluate a submission which someone from industry makes to them. They put in place a "normal" process, and an alternate, which is much slower, but they have to give you the option. These days, while there is a little disharmony with the FAA, following the 737 MAX debacle, TC are being a little more thorough.
Make the forward door fixed and increase the aft door and put a handle on it
So I understand, you're proposing to completely reconfigure the back window, and aft fuselage to accommodate a rear door which opens further aft? Sort of make a Cessna 207 out of a 206?
Wat would it cost for a company to engineer a fix..... $10-$15000 ?
Multiply by a hundred, then sell $100k kits, which cost $150k to install.
The Cessna 206 is a compromise plane, and one of the compromises ended up being emergency exit from the back seats. There is a compromise procedure, (because yes, the aft back door does have a handle on it), but TC and industry agree that it's less than ideal. It's a tough sell to suggest that back seat C 206 passengers should get specialized egress training, but the compromises of the type suggest more than the minimum should be required. It has the effect of being a disincentive to being a passenger, but it is what it is. Uninformed laypeople in the back of a C 206 on floats is a risk beyond that of present expectations of passenger safety.
Oh, and for my experience, gender has nothing to do with being a good pilot, nothing whatever.... I've flown with female check pilots (as recently as last month) who inspired me with confidence.