What is a bush plane?

Usually a combination of things.  Some of the more important features would be good prop clearance to avoid obstacles on the ground, enough horsepower to make short take-offs and steeps climbs, a STOL kit on the wing to land and take off at slow speeds, and big tires for rough strips.   Our  1953 Cessna 170B has all of those things and more.


Here is a list of the modifications that make this one of the best 4 seat bush planes ever made:

180 hp engine upgrade (Lycoming O-360)

Horton STOL kit

850 x 6  tires or 31" Alaska Bush Wheels

Cleveland Double-puck brakes

Windshield V-brace

T3 Tailwheel Suspension

Extended Baggage Compartment

Vortex Generators

LED landings/taxi lights

Digital EGT/CHT gauges

Removable rear jump seats

Lightweight interior/exterior