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Cessna Skycatcher Visits the Northwest

The Cessna Skycatcher recently visited Out of the Blue Aviation. Out of the Blue Aviation, a Cessna Pilot Center located in Arlington, Washington, is hoping to have a Skycatcher soon for training. The response to the Skycatcher was overwhelmingly positive with many people receiving demo flights, including Out of the Blue’s Owner Cathy Mighell.  “I am considerably more impressed with the Skycatcher than I had anticipated from the photos,” reported Mighell. “I love the interior and the roominess and the ease of access. In addition, it flies easily and performs great,” she said.

Gary Jones from Hillsboro Aviation was on hand to answer questions and give demo rides to prospective buyers. “This is a fun and easy airplane to fly. The Skycatcher is over 300 pounds lighter than the old Cessna 150 yet it has a refined version of the Continental O200 engine that powered the 150. The power to weight ratio is obvious when a person experiences how quickly it accelerates and leaves the runway. People who have flown Cessna’s 'little big airplane' love the fact the plane has a certified engine and that it was tested to Part 23 standards. Maintenance departments like how open it is to facilitate inspections and routine maintenance. In short, it is a very impressive airplane,” said Jones. Hillsboro Aviation is a Cessna CSTAR that serves Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah.