The Aviat Husky is a two-seat, high wing, monoplane with fixed tricycle landing gear. It was designed by aircraft engineer James “Jim” Sanderson in the late 1940s and 1950s for use as a trainer. The prototype first flew on September 4th, 1953. In 1954 it won the U.S. Outstanding Plane Award from the Air Force Association of New York State Division at an air show in Albany NY where its performance was so outstanding that it set a new standard for all future military training planes to be judged against; and this plane still holds that record today!

Aviat Aircraft
United States
1987 to: Present
US$0.24 million
VHF comm radio
1x 1 X Lycoming 0-360-A1P
180 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
120 knots
222 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
700 Nautical Miles
1,296 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
26 nautical mile / gallon
12.720 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
20,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1500 feet / minute
7.62metre / second
Take Off Distance:
61 metre - 200.13 feet
Landing Distance:
107 metre - 351.05 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
998 Kg
2,200 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
420 Kg
926 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
52 gallon
197 litre
Baggage Volume:
.5 m3 / 18 ft3
Seats - Economy / General:
2 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.2 metre - 3.94 feet
Cabin Width:
.6 metre - 1.97 feet
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
7.56 metre - 24.80 feet
Tail height:
3.51 metre - 11.52 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
1 metre - 3.28 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
10.82 metre - 35.50 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The Aviat Husky is a two-seat, single engine, low wing airplane. It has been in production since the 1980s and was designed by Robert H. Starr for use as an introductory aircraft to aviation. The design of the plane allows it to be flown from either front or rear seats with equal ease which makes training much easier for new pilots. In addition it can take off at speeds as slow as 25 mph so even if you are on a tight budget, you should still have no problem getting this beauty into the air!
The Aviat Husky is a small but powerful aircraft that would make an excellent addition to any aviation enthusiast’s hangar or flight school.

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