Aviat Aircraft

Reuel, Ivan, and Spencer Call began working in 1939 on an aircraft made for farmers, ranchers, and hunters to have easier access to the land around them. This aircraft was to be small and designed to maneuver the mostly flat but rugged Intermountain Rockies around them.

However, because of essential war efforts taking place, the materials to bring their first aircraft to life proved to be challenging. After the war, the team produced a low-wing taildragger, the CallAir A-3 passenger plane. Former war pilot, Barlow Call, tested this aircraft as he hunted, explored the area, and landed on mountain fields and commercial parking lots alike.

It’s important to note that at this time, the competition for single-engine aircraft was fierce as manufacturers like Piper and Cessna continued to see successful sales. To differentiate themselves from other brands, Herb Andersen joined CallAir in November 1953, suggesting a purpose-built agricultural airplane to better target their ideal customer base. By the following March in 1954, this purpose-built aircraft was built, better known as its crop duster series (A-5 through A-9).

In 1959, CallAir sold its crop duster design to Intermountain Manufacturing Company (IMCO), which was later purchased by Aero Commander. This aircraft company stopped all aircraft production in 1986.

After producing aerobatic aircraft from 1973 to the early 80s, Aviat’s owners attempted to buy the rights to Piper’s Champion or Super Cub. But with a high price tag of $1 million, they had to move on from the sale. After designing a new aircraft in 1985 and receiving its type certificate 2 years later, its owners gave it the name the “Husky”.

Under the newly acquired leadership of Stuart Horn in 1995, Aviat’s Husky is still in production after many years of improved performance and design with headquarters in Afton, Wyoming.

Aviat Husky & Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Christen Industries began designing the Husky in 1985, and its prototype first flew in 1986. The Husky received its certification the following year. More than 650 Husky aircraft have been sold between its introduction and 2008. Husky is one of a few aircraft designed with the benefit of CAD software, initially starting as a digital drawing.

Country of Origin: America

Aviat Husky A-1 Statistics

  • Maximum Speed: 145 mph
  • Maximum Range: 800 nm
  • Maximum Occupants: 2
  • Range Of Years Manufactured: 1987-Present
  • Total Aircraft Build: Over 650
  • Current Operational Aircraft: Unknown
  • Useful Load: 925 lbs.
  • Average Sale Value: $344,500
  • Average Days On Market For Sale: 340 Days

Operational Resources

Operations Manual

Maintenance Document

Local Resources



Aviat Husky A-1 Details

The following are details regarding Aviat’s latest Husky model (2024).


The latest Aviat Husky A-1 model has a customizable interior with a choice of several Garmin avionic products. This 2-seater, high-wing, utility light aircraft has leather ergonomic seating and a cargo pod for extra storage.


Available in 180 horsepower and 200 horsepower, Aviat’s Husky is equipped with Tundra Tires to handle snowy and tough terrain. Designed to be a personal utility aircraft, the Husky can also use seaplane floats and retractable skis.

Standard Equipment

  • Oregon Aero®
  • Ergonomic 16G Energy Impact Absorbing Lumbar and Side Support Seat Cushion
  • Complete Electrical System (14 Volt DC) with 70 Amp Alternator
  • 22 Amp-Hour Battery, Starter, Amp Meter, and Circuit Breakers
  • Complete Flight and Engine Instruments with Sensitive Altimeter
  • Air Speed Indicator
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Digital Tachometer
  • Oil Temperature and Pressure Gauge
  • Manifold Pressure and Cylinder
  • Head Temperature Gauges
  • TrueBlue USB
  • Span Semi-Fowler Flaps
  • Professional Grade Dual Hydraulic Disc Brakes Toe Operated with Parking Brake
  • Tie-Down Fittings
  • Fuel Quantity Sight Gauges
  • Sliding Photo Window
  • Complete Corrosion Proofing (Minimum 7 Coatings) Metal Cabin and Belly Fuselage Panel
  • DuPont™ Ceconite® Fabric
  • Proprietary Urethane Paint System with 15 3-color Paint Schemes
  • Alaskan Bushwheel™ Tires
  • Tailwheel Polished Hubcaps
  • STC B&C Oil Filter
  • Cooling Lip
  • New Throttle Quadrant and Dual Push-to-Talk Switches
  • High-Capacity Cabin Heater
  • Rear Seat Heat and Defrost
  • Side Baggage Compartment Kit
  • RH/LH AFT Stowage Access
  • Shock Dampened Landing Gear
  • Elevator Trim Tab
  • Removable Back Seat and Adjustable Front Seat
  • Front/Rear Seat Inertia Reel with Schroth 5 Point Harness
  • LED Taxi/Landing
  • Wig Wag and NAV/Strobe Lights
  • Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller with Painted Spinner
  • Bose Headset Jacks and Twin Plugs


  • Garmin G500TXi Touch Screen PFD/MFD and Engine Information System
  • Garmin 750 NAV/COM GPS
  • GMA35C Bluetooth
  • Enabled Audio Panel
  • GTX 345R ADS-B Remote Transponder
  • Bose Headset Jacks and Twin Plugs
  • Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator
  • Vortex Generators
  • Extended Landing Gear
  • Airframes Alaska Aluminum Strut Set
  • 35” Tundra Tires


  • Take-Off (50 ft.): 400 ft.
  • Landing (50 ft.): 800 ft.
  • Range: 800 nm
  • Wing Span: 35 ft. 6 in.
  • Length: 22 ft. 7 in.
  • Configuration: Single Engine, Piston, Tail Wheel
  • Max Seats: 2
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 1,800 lbs.
  • Cruise: 115 kts
  • Height: 6 ft. 7 in.

Aviat Husky Models

Husky A-1

Certified in May 1987, Aviat’s initial Husky has a maximum gross weight of 1,800 lbs. and uses a 180-horsepower Lycoming 0-360-A1P or a Lycoming O-360-C1G engine.

Husky A-1A

Aviat’s second Husky received its certification in January 1998. This aircraft has a maximum gross weight of 1,890 lbs. and is powered by a 180-horsepower Lycoming 0-360-A1P engine.

Husky A-1B

Aviat’s A-1B model received its certification in January 1998. This aircraft is  equipped with a 180-horsepower Lycoming 0-360-A1P engine. However, the A-1B can also be modified to use a 200-horsepower Lycoming IO-360-A1D6 engine and an MT MTV-15-B/205-58 propeller under an STC.

Husky A-1B-160 Pup

Certified in August 2003 without flaps and in October 2005 with flaps, this Husky variation better known as the “Pup” uses a 160-horsepower Lycoming 0-320-D2A engine. Because the Pup has a smaller engine, it has a gross weight of 2,000 lbs. and a useful load of 775 lbs.

Husky A-1C-180

Powered by a 180-horsepower Lycoming 0-360-A1P engine, this aircraft received its certification in September 2007.  With this particular engine, this aircraft has a gross weight of 2,200 lbs. and a useful load of 925 lbs.

Husky A-1C-200

The Husky A-1C-200 received its certification in September 2007 with an increased gross weight of 2,250 lbs. This variant is powered by a 200-horsepower Lycoming IO-360-A1D6 engine and has a useful load of 880 lbs.

Husky A-1C-180 N449AK

Aviat’s recent Husky is the A-1C-180 that seats 2 and is powered by a Lycoming TBO 2000 O-360-C1G engine. Custom color options include:

  • Pitch Black
  • Charcoal
  • Light Grey
  • Midnight Blue
  • Royal Blue
  • Bright Rich Blue
  • Caribbean Blue
  • Forest Green
  • Lime Green
  • Peril Yellow
  • Bright Orange
  • Fire Engine Red
  • Rich Red
  • Burgundy
  • Desert Tan
  • Khaki
  • Warm White
  • Bright White
  • Platinum Metallic
  • Las Vegas Gold Metallic
  • Silver Metallic

Top Aviat Aircraft Husky Questions

The following are answers to FAQs about Aviat’s Husky A-1:

How Much Is An Aviat Husky?

Aviat’s Husky A-1C-180 (2023/2024) has a base price of $448,684, reduced from $468,684.

Is An Aviat Husky Aerobatic?

No. Aviat’s Husky is a tandem-seat bush aircraft that is not approved for aerobatics.

How Much Horsepower Does The Aviat Husky Have?

Aviat’s Husky A-1B and A-1C-200 can both use either a 180 or 200-horsepower Lycoming engine.

Where Is Aviat Husky Located?

Aviat’s Husky is manufactured in Afton, Wyoming. The Husky is one of three aircraft currently available from an American aviation manufacturer with more than 80 years of success selling single-engine aircraft.

What Aircraft Come From Wyoming?

Over time, Aviat Aircraft has produced Husky, Pitts, and Eagle aircraft.

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