With a new super-sized engine, a composite prop, bushwheels, and a wing cuff kit, Kevin Quinn takes his Skywagon into places that most Super Cubs would think twice about-- usually above 7,000 MSL. View the host of modifications that make this plane a standout.
Given the legend status of the Cessna 180, there's no shortage of good specimens to write about. In this case, it's the working Skywagon owned and operated by Taj Shoemaker of North River Air, based in Kodiak, Alaska.
In the spirit of Springtime, here are four accounts of loving owners who took their Cessnas from long-in-the-tooth and outdated to refreshed and modernized; at least in some regard, rejuvenated.
An Alaskan charter pilot makes a difficult decision to go around after a complex wind situation puts him long and fast at the Sparrevohn Long Range Radar Station.