Industry News

June 2012 Issue

Husky A-1C: Higher Gross, New Gear

The A-1C has 50 pounds of additional payload and clever shock absorbers in the landing gear to take the bounce out of taildragger touchdowns. (Mostly.)

When we speak to companies that build new utility airplanes—CubCrafters, Champion, Maule, Aviat and the like—we’re often told that buyers tart the things up with every feature imaginable suitable for jaunts into the bush. But do the owners really fly into remote mountain strips and river sandbars? Some do, but they’re just as likely to hangar the things in Houston or Kansas City and use them as fun flyers. We’re sure that comprises at least half of the market for the Aviat Husky A-1C, which comes as close to a new hardcore taildragging bush airplane as we can imagine.

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