is a barn find straight tail if there
ever was one. This plane was originally sold to a doctor in
Wichita who owned it for three years. The next owner was a
rancher in the Amarillo Texas area who purchased the plane in
1961. This plane has spent its entire life in some of the best
areas for aircraft storage in the world. This 182A is believed to
have been hangared its entire life based upon the extremely low
corrosion levels, as well as the condition of the original glass and
shows no signs of damage history, has a complete set of maintenance
records from the day she rolled of the assembly line, and may be the
finest original straight tail left in existence. The interior
sheet metal shines inside like the day it was born.
am not so sure this plane has always been in annual when flown.
The last logbook entry is in 1997, an oil change and compression
check. The owner was a rancher, and I have certainly seen many
instances where a rancher was self-insured, out of a medical, and
really not too concerned whether all the "T"s were crossed and "i"s
were dotted. The plane sure does not appear to have been sitting
for that long.
appears to have original bladders according to the records, and shows
no sign of ever having leaked. She is sitting with 15 gallons a
side in her currently, and is not leaking. Please don't ask what
it will take to make it ferriable, as I am not able to sign the ferry
permit, and what is needed is entirely dependent on what the A&P
who will sign wants done.
have not noticed any significant hangar rash, hail damage or other
trauma. I have not spent tons of time looking over the
plane. The tips were all painted dayglow orange with a
"rattle-can" for visibility - there is quite a bit of crop-dusting
going on in the area. This paint will buff off readily.
co-pilots seat matching the original interior is present, and will go
with the plane. The co-pilots seat pictured will not. The
owner's wife did not like the original, and thus he found a seat that
she liked for that position.
orignal main wheel fairings are not pictured, but included with the
plane. The main wheel fairings and the aircraft maintenance logs
are in Colorado.
plane will make an excellent classic for someone who appreciates an
original plane from that era. I am not interested in selling it
to a jump operation or any party who is just going to just use it
up. I would prefer the plane remain a tricycle gear - tailwheels
just get twisted up too often.
Please don't hesitate to call us at
(303) 503-8356 with further
questions regarding N4906D in general, insurance, finance
options, upgrades or training. This plane is hangared in the Amarillo
Texas area and can be viewed