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Aviat Husky: The Ultimate Backcountry Airplane

When it comes to backcountry flying, there aren't many airplanes that top the Aviat Husky. Here are 8 reasons why.

1) 200 foot takeoff roll

Runways are optional. What's more backcountry than that?

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2) 43 MPH power-on stall speed (38 knots)

Once you're off the ground, you can clear terrain with a speed slower than many residential streets.

Nicholas D.


3) 1,500 FPM climb rate

You can get to altitude (and over mountains) quickly. Bonus: more time to roast marshmallows at the camp site!

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4) 20,000 foot service ceiling

The Husky can cross any mountain in North America except one - Mt. McKinley (20,237 ft).

Teddy Llovet


5) 7.7 gallon/hour fuel burn

Gas is expensive. The Husky's low fuel burn helps.

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6) 60% span semi-fowler flaps

Sometimes you need to go slow and land in tight spots. These huge flaps help get the job done.

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7) 350 foot landing distance

Useful for places like this.

TheSkidmo


8) The view

Half the fun is getting there. The other half is this.

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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