• For Sale
  • 1971
  • N518HJ
  • 18501930
  • Bellingham, WA USA

239000 $239,000 USD

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    • For Sale
    • 1971
    • N518HJ
    • 18501930
    • Bellingham, WA USA

    Tomahawk Aero Services

    Jeffrey Lustick

    General Specs (cont.)


    376 SFRM

    1041 SPOH

    1065 lb






    Additional Classifications

    Detailed Description

    The Cessna of a lifetime! A perfect specimen for flying to lakes, rivers or the sea. This 1971 Cessna A185E Amphibious Skywagon has been Pacific Northwest-based for its entire life, first as a Canadian wheel plane and then as a floatplane in Washington State. It has 9173 TTAF, 376 SFRM on its 300-HP, 1,900-hour TBO Continental IO-520-D engine and a great collection of installed avionics. N518HJ is presently mounted on Edo Model 597-2790 Amphibious Floats with retractable landing gear. It also comes with the original landing gear struts and wheels and will include a set of Edo Model 2960 Straight Floats with purchase.  This is a beautiful airplane and will be the envy of backcountry pilots everywhere. Located at Bellingham International Airport (KBLI) in Bellingham, WA. For more information, and to see our photo album with over 300 photos of the aircraft and its logs, contact Broker Jeffrey Lustick at (360) 510-1139 or go to TomahawkAero.com.

    Avionics / Equipment

    Garmin GNS430 (Non-WAAS) NAV/COM/GS/LOC/Color Moving Map GPS Com #1
    Garmin GNC-250XL COM Transceiver/VFR Monochrome GPS Moving Map Com #2
    Garmin GI-106A GPS/VOR/LOC/Glideslope Indicator on Nav # 1
    sTEC System 30 Dual-Axis Digital Autopilot with Mode Annunciator
    Appareo Stratus ESG WAAS ADS-B In/Out Digital Transponder
    PS Engineering PMA6000-C Audio Panel and Stereo Intercom
    Electronics International EC-1 Single Channel EGT/CHT Gauge
    Sirs Pegasus PG2C-12V Windshield-Mounted Lighted Magnetic Compass
    Lake and Air Amphibian Landing Gear Position Advisory System
    Kannad 406 MHz Dual-Band Emergency Locator Transmitter
    Cessna CM2640L1 Dual Scale Airspeed Indicator
    United Air 5934-PD3 Kollsman Altimeter
    Edo Aire Artificial Horizon Gyro Gauge
    Mid-Continent MD91 Panel Mounted Wind-up Aircraft Clock


    9,172.70 hours TTAF (Total Time Airframe)
    Seats a total of four pilot/copilot, two passengers
    Edo Model 597-2790 Amphibious Floats installed
    Edo Model 2960 Straight Floats included with purchase  
    Original Cessna 185 Landing Gear Wheels and Struts Included
    Sportsman STOL Kit with Wing Leading Edge Cuff Modification STC
    Instrument Panel Refurbished and Painted in 2003 by Pacific Coast Avionics
    Precise Flight Pulse Light System with Panel Rheostat Control
    Whelen Orion 650 Series Forward Position/Anti-Collision Wingtip Lights
    Whelen Flashing Beacon Light
    Rami AV-801 Airframe Mounted GPS Antenna
    Panel-Mounted ELT Auto-Toggle Switch
    Pilot and Co-Pilot Side Toe Brake Controls
    Cessna Bubble Windows on Pilots and Co-Pilots Sides
    Landing Gear/Float Mirrors Mounted on Both Wings
    Dual Push to Talk Switches on Yoke
    Johnson Bar Manual Flap Control System

    Engines / Mods / Prop

    376 hours Since Factory Re-Manufacture (SFRM) in 06/15 by TCM Factory, Fairhope, AL
    TCM/Continental IO-520-D-111B, 6-cylinder, fuel injected, normally aspirated
    Engine Serial Number 1012222
    300 HP engine with a 1,900-hour TBO
    Propeller Governor Overhauled, 06/15
    Lord Engine Mounts
    1041.15 hours SPOH (Since Propeller Overhaul), 07/98
    McCauley D3A34C401-C Three-Blade, Variable Pitch, Constant Speed, All Metal Propeller
    Painted Aluminum Spinner Assembly & Metal Back Plate

    Interior / Exterior

    Strip/Repaint 06/00
    Full Interior Replacement 06/00
    Vinyl Headliner in Good Condition 
    Locking Baggage Door on L/H Side
    Extended Baggage Area
    Cloth Seats
    Floats Resealed 05/23


    No Known Damage History
    Gross Weight on Land 3,265 Pounds
    Empty Weight 2,348 Pounds
    Useful Load Land 917 Pounds
    Useful Load Water 752 Pounds
    Complete and Consecutive Logbooks   
    All AF, Engine, & Prop Times Subject to Change.