We’ve posted a few videos and blogs where the Aviat Husky has been featured. So why is this airplane so impressive? Well, for backcountry use, it’s the ultimate, rugged and reliable aircraft. Here are some of the reasons why it’s a top backcountry performer!
1. Runways are optional with a 200 foot takeoff roll.
Add some strong headwind? This decreases even more.
2. Low power on stall speed.
The husky stalls at 38 Knots. That’s 43 mph. Once you are off the ground, you can easily clear terrain with a speed slower than the speed limit for many residential streets.
3. Great climb rate.
With a climb rate of 1500 fpm, get to altitude faster and over the mountains quickly.
4. 20,000 foot service ceiling.
That’s high. For North America, the only mountain range it can’t clear is Denali, in Alaska. Watch as the Husky tows a skiier up a mountain in Alaska.
5. Low fuel burn.
A fuel burn of only 7.7 gallons/hour. Gas is expensive, so a low fuel burn rate helps.
6. Huge flaps.
With 60% span semi-fowler flaps, they allow you to go slow safely with better forward visibility.
Also no problem, with a 350 foot landing distance required.
Check out this short field landing.
8. The view.
These airplanes help you access backcountry places in your airplane you can only dream of.