General Aviation

1966 ::: Cessna 185 :: Amphibian Piston Single :: Float / Amphibious

GZXT is a Beautifully restored Amphib with only 306 hours of use since complete overhaul. The Edo 3500 amphibious floats are very stable on water and impose a low aerodynamic burden aloft. An electronic monitoring system gives an audible warning ...."wheels are down for a runway landing".....or Wheels are up for a water landing to reduce the risk of landing on the water with the wheels down. The Avionics are excellent if instrument navigation/landing are required and are supplemented in flight by the AV Maps system on the Yoke mounted screen. While not a complete "glass" cockpit the AV Map system is a tremendous situational awareness tool. The owner who is timing out wants a good home for this beauty.
Listing Type For Sale
Asking Price $250,000 CAD
Aircraft Registration or Reference CGZTXOpen Civil Aircraft Register
Aircraft Location (City) Boundary Bay
Province British Columbia
Aerodrome Identifier CZBB
Available Immediately
Delivery Available Yes

Aircraft & Power-Plant(s)

Year 1966
Make Cessna 185
Type Amphibian
Main Category Piston Single
Additional Category Float / Amphibious
TTAF 3519.
Seats 4
Interior Rating 9
Interior Description Only 300 hours after rebuild and re-upholstery . Selkirk fiberglass interior panels, new windscreen etc.
Exterior Rating 9
Exterior Description Plane always hangered and paint in excellent condition. Floats meticulously maintained and in great shape. Whelen Anti-collision lights, Vertical fin strobe and Precise Flight Pulse lights define this beauty in all light conditions.
Observed Performance The Robertson STOL kit makes this a dream amphibian. Takeoffs are possible in very short distance and the drooped leading edge cuff together with the flap control takes 15 to 25 MPH off the landing speed meaning landings on water, can be executed safely with relatively rough water conditions. While the floats exact an air speed price the amphibian landing choices cancel the losses and then some.

Inspections, Maintenance & Damage

Hangared alw
Damage History sunk by a float leak while tied up at dock overni
Full Logs Since New yes
Last Annual Date 29 April 2021
Engine Time Main/Left 306 since Vyke overhaul SMOH
Props Time Left
Engine / Prop Details

Avionics / System

Flight Rules IFR
Nav/Com Garmin GNS 430 W
Nav/Com Garmin 106 A
Glideslope Garmin 106 A
GPS Garmin 106A
Audio/Intercom Garmin 347 Audio Panel
Autopilot no
Transponder Garmin GTX 330
Other Avionics Lake and Air Inc. Gear warning advisory system IAW STC SA39CH

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