This 1967 Cessna 150 Is a Modified, Tail-Dragging ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

Many 150s have been converted to tailwheel landing gear, but they remain rare sights.

This highly modified Cessna 150 is designed to excel at bush flying. [Courtesy: Jon Spaulding]

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There are a lot of Cessna 150s and 152s flying today. The sturdy two-seat trainers have been taking students through flight training and check rides for more than 60 years. In that time they have earned a reputation as reliable, economical, no-nonsense aircraft that are suited to several missions beyond training, such as traveling, commuting, and short-field operations.

The airplane for sale here is not your everyday 150, having been modified with a number of upgrades aimed at making it a better bush machine. Changes include taildragger landing gear, wing modifications, and a 150 hp engine like those found in the larger Cessna 172. The engine swap boosts its horsepower by 50 percent compared with a standard 150.

This 1967 150 has 2,066 hours on the airframe and 17 hours on its Lycoming 150 hp O-320-E2D engine. The panel features a Narco Mk-12 Nav/Com, Sport 200 two-place intercom, and Genave Beta 5000 transponder.

Additional equipment includes the Texas Taildragger STC, 150 hp STC, gross weight increase STC, STOL-Craft leading edge and wing tip kit, flap and aileron gap seals, and Patroller doors.     

Pilots looking for a compact STOL airplane, and especially those who like the Cessna 150 but wish it was a taildragger, should consider this modified 1967 model, which is available for $103,900 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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