CubCrafters and Peterson’s Performance Plus
Our category of adventure aircraft consists primarily of models not always confined to flights from Denver to Dallas or Atlanta to Wichita. Though these aircraft can easily be flown cross-country, that wasn’t the designer’s target mission. Many of the models listed here are intended for short-haul working missions such as bush flying, freight or cargo transport, skydiving, pipeline or powerline patrol, or some task other than straight-line personal/business transport.
Many adventure aircraft can be used for those more mundane missions, but their more common jobs have to do with bush or utility flying—the latter often on your choice of landing gear, wheels, skis or floats. Alternately, adventure aircraft allow us to visit places without airports, teach us akro or otherwise maximize the sheer fun and utility of general aviation aircraft. In other words, much of the time, strange as it may seem, we fly adventure aircraft for the sheer adventure of it. All prices are for 2014 from the Aircraft Bluebook Price Digest unless otherwise noted.