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CESSNA 185 Skywagon

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Name 185 Skywagon
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group 1

Manufacturered as:

AVIATECH Super Cyclone
CESSNA Skywagon 185
CESSNA Skywagon
CESSNA 185 Skywagon
CESSNA A185 Skywagon 185
CESSNA AgCarryall
CESSNA A185 AgCarryall
ST. JUST Super Cyclone

CESSNA 185 Skywagon

CESSNA 185 Skywagon CESSNA 185 Skywagon 3D


The Cessna 185, also known as the Skywagon, is a six-seat, single engined, general aviation light aircraft manufactured by Cessna.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.92 m35.827 ft <br />
Length 7.85 m25.755 ft <br />
Height 2.36 m7.743 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 × Continental IO-520-D , 300 hp (220 kW)
Engine model Continental O-520

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 145 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 15201,520 kg <br />1.52 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL171 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 720720 nm <br />1,333,440 m <br />1,333.44 km <br />4,374,803.153 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C185

  • C185, Smithers BC Canada, 2000 (On 27 September 2000, a Cessna 185, struck a snow covered hillside, probably while in controlled flight, en-route from Smithers BC, Canada.)
  • C185, Wellington New Zealand, 1997 (On Monday 3 March 1997 at 1014 hours, privately owned and operated Cessna 185 encountered wake turbulence from previous departing aircraft, the pilot lost control of the aircraft at a height from which recovery was not possible and the aircraft descended to the ground.)