Report from The Aero Experience
Wings of Hope, the humanitarian, non-profit aviation charity based at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, is preparing a special aircraft for service in the First Nations communities of Ontario, Canada. It stands out among the others in the Wings of Hope hangar for being taller than the rest - this Cessna 185 Skywagon is on floats. Some areas of Canada may be better accessed from a seaplane base, though the aircraft can also be fitted with conventional landing gear (wheels or skis) for flights into airstrips closer to the local communities. The flexibility and ruggedness of the aircraft will make it a great asset to its new operator, Adventist World Aviation. The Skywagon has been thoroughly inspected and updated since arriving from a donor in Denver, CO, and the aircraft will be ready for delivery later this month.