In my opinion, the best airplane is the Cessna Skywagon. I have had many hours of fun flying through Canada in some of the remote lakes and fishing villages in the Skywagon. The Skywagon is the pickup truck of the sky and I can’t say it will carry everything, but it can carry a bunch of stuff to remote lakes and airfields around the world.
The term “Skywagon” refers to both the Cessna 180 and Cessna 185. The Cessna 180 is a 4 to 6 (there is no way you can fit 6 people in) conventional gear airplane which was produced between 1953 and 1981. It was the next version of the highly successful Cessna 170. The Cessna was heavier and more powerful than the Cessna 170. The Cessna 180 Skywagon is an all-metal aircraft constructed using aluminum alloy. The main landing gear is made of spring steel and the steering tailwheel is mounted on the rear of the aircraft.
The Cessna 185 was first flown in March 1961 and is basically a 180 but with a strengthened fuselage, larger vertical fin and a larger 300 HP Continental IO-520-D engine. Later 185 Skywagons had improved avionics packages.
I decided to end this quoting my great floatplane instructor, “Put your water rudders up!” Yes, sir.