This 1958 Cessna 182B Skylane Is a Handsome, Straight-Tail ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

The vintage lines and paint schemes of early Skylanes are especially attractive.

Older Skylanes have a distinctive look that stands out at the airport. [Courtesy: Emblem Aviation LLC]

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Cessna’s 182 Skylane is among the most popular models on the used market in part because they are plentiful and come in a wide range of vintages and equipment levels. While the basic design dates to the 1950s and has seen many upgrades in creature comfort features, the airplane’s mission and performance have changed little through the decades. The Skylane remains a solid step-up airplane for pilots who are ready to move on from trainers and begin carrying larger loads at higher speeds.

The Skylane for sale here is an attractive vintage model that received new paint and interior trim in 2003. Its “straight” tail and classic paint scheme will turn heads on the ramp while the venerable airframe continues to provide solid utility and comfort. 

This 1958 Skylane has 3,090 hours on the airframe and 1,575 hours on its 230 hp Continental O-470 engine since overhaul. The aircraft is equipped with a heavy duty nose wheel, Horton STOL kit, EZ flap handle extension, and new engine mount bushings and bolts installed in 2022. Additional features include a vertical card compass, Rosen sun visors, and Aero Fabricators shoulder harnesses.

The panel includes a Garmin Aera 550 GPS, King KLX135A GPS Com, Garmin GTR225 Com, PS Engineering PMA450B audio panel, and Narco AT150 transponder.

Pilots looking for a 4-place traveling aircraft with vintage appeal and the advantages of STOL upgrades should consider this 1958 Cessna 182B Skylane, which is available for $99,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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