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Re: Call Signs

Postby alanbaker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:24 am

The tower in Hillsboro, Oregon (home base) started referring to me as Skywagon when telling other people my position so I just took the compliment and now I'm Skywagon 4286V.

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Re: Call Signs

Postby hilltop170 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:25 pm

You are really a Businessliner, along with the C-195.

Skywagon didn’t happen until the C-180.

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Re: Call Signs

Postby GAHorn » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:47 pm

No.... it’ s not... It’s a “Family Car of the Air” 170!
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Re: Call Signs

Postby ghostflyer » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:45 pm

I would like to see where all the luggage goes that the guy in the photo has with him. There is no cargo door so everything would have to go over the back seat. Yes, very comfortable for those 6 foot persons. Hmmm.
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Re: Call Signs

Postby hilltop170 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:14 am

I know for a fact the 170 will carry the same volume of cargo as a 1983 Subaru station wagon. I used to have one and was amazed when I unloaded the 170, it filled the Subaru. :lol:
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Re: Call Signs

Postby 170C » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:16 pm

Perhaps the Family Car of the Air applied to the '48 model or maybe up through the '50 model and became the Businessliner with the B model? Have to check on a couple of old framed ads in my hangar to see what they show.
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Re: Call Signs

Postby n2582d » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 pm

This post shows Cessna's pivot for the 170 from a recreational plane to a corporate aircraft.
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