Used Aircraft Guide


Aviat Husky

This solid utility airplane, with good design, construction and handling, is a worthy competitor for the Super Cub.

[IMGCAP(1)] Bush planes are a breed apart, with design criteria that are distinctly different from the average light airplane. A premium is placed on short-field capability and ruggedness, at the expense of speed, creature comfort and snappy handling. These airplanes are built to be routinely operated in environments considered hostile: short, rough strips, and low-level flight. Typical uses are pipeline patrol, ranch surveying and traffic spotting.

Airplanes like the Piper Super Cub, Maule and American Champion Scout are all intended to meet this mission. All are relatively old designs that have changed little over the years, but then this is “mature” technology: it works, so there’s no...

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