1978 CESSNA 185F

  • For Sale
  • 1978
  • CESSNA 185F
  • N185AJ
  • 18503560
  • Denton, TX USA

410000 $410,000 USD

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  • For Sale
  • 1978
  • CESSNA 185F
  • N185AJ
  • 18503560
  • Denton, TX USA

General Specs (cont.)


530 SNEW

679 SNEW

1433 lb






Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

Selling my wonderful 1978 Cessna A185F. Always hangared, IO-550 Platinum engine 530 SNEW with MAC 88" seaplane prop and Wipline 3450 amphibious floats (currently being stored at Wipaire) will fly to MN with buyer for floats.

Avionics / Equipment

Garmin GTX 330ES Transponder ADSB Compliant 
Garmin GNS 430W Nav/Com/GPS Garmin CNX 80 WAAS Nav/Com/GPS STEC 50 Auto Pilot 
Skywatch 497 Active Traffic 
Garmin MX 20 MFD w/ Traffic display WSI Weather, and Chartview upgrade Sandel 3500 E.H.S.I. 
PM7000B Audio Panel 
PAV 80 Entertainment System 
Garmin GI 106A Glideslope Indicator
JPI Engine Monitor 
Shaden Fuel Totalizer 
Pilot / Co pilot hardwired Bose Headset Jacks 
Standby Electric Vacuum Pump 
Blue Sky Sat Phone Antenna

Additional Equipment:
Wipline 3450 Amphibious Floats
Amphibian Advisory System 
Art Wing Extensions-gross weight increase to 3525. 
BAS Shoulder Harness System 
Aerosafe Electric Standby Vacuum Pump 
Precise Flight Pulselite Wing Tips 
PPonk Gear Attachment
Shaden Fuel totalizer
Horizontal Stabilizer Abrasion Boots
Precise Flight Wing Tip Pulselights PPONK Gear Attachments 
Rosen Visors 
Single piece windshield
Fuel System overhauled Oct 2020
New Concord battery + charger May 2021


Max Weight 3525 lbs
Wipline 3450 Amphibious Floats (not installed)
3,275 Hrs TT SNEW

Engines / Mods / Prop

IO-550-D28 Platinum Factory Engine
Installed July 2002, at the TCM Factory Service Center.

McCauley D3A34C401-C 88" 3 Blade

Interior / Exterior

Custom interior 2003 new glass, new interior plastic/sidewalls
custom wool/leather seats
Overall gray/blue interior.

Complete strip and repaint completed in 2003
Overall White with Navy, Maroon and Metallic Gold accent striping. 
Wipline 3450 amphibious floats painted to match.


Located in Denton, TX
Complete Logbooks
No Damage History
November 2023 Annual Inspection
Floats currently stored at Wipaire Factory in MN