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Cessna 162 Skycatcher Arrives in the Pacific Northwest

After much anticipation, Cessna’s new state-of-the-art light sport aircraft, the Skycatcher, has made its way to the Pacific Northwest. The Skycatcher features the Garmin G300 avionics suite and a Teledyne Continental O-200D engine. The two-seat, single-engine aircraft has a maximum speed of 118 knots with a maximum range of 470 nautical miles.

One of the first Skycatcher deliveries to the Pacific Northwest was made last week to Dennis Cunneen of the DD Corporation through a dealer sale by Hillsboro Aviation, Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representative (CSTAR) for Oregon, Washington and Idaho. “We have been looking at light sport aircraft as an addition to our flying club, RFTS Flying Club, at the Tacoma Narrows Airport for more than three years. When I saw the Skycatcher at Oshkosh, it impressed me. The size of the cockpit made it ideal for our club’s training situation. We are very excited to now have the Skycatcher in the club, and we have four new students ready to begin their training. This is the second new aircraft we have bought from Hillsboro Aviation in the last six years, and we are very pleased with their service and professionalism,” said Cunneen.

Hillsboro Aviation also took delivery of its first Skycatcher last week for use in its flight training operations. The Skycatcher’s advanced avionics and glass panel make it the ideal aircraft for light sport training. The company has 20 additional Skycatchers on order. These additional aircraft will be available for purchase and some will be retained by Hillsboro Aviation for the company’s aircraft fleet.

Hillsboro Aviation has been a Cessna dealer since Cessna returned to single-engine piston airplane manufacturing in the mid-1990s. Hillsboro Aviation represents the entire line of Cessna single-engine piston aircraft. Click here for more information about the Cessna Skycatcher.