ⓘ Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern

                                     

ⓘ Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern

The Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern is a bush plane that was produced in small numbers in Alaska in the 1970s and 1980s. It is a strengthened and modernised version of the Interstate Cadet of the 1940s. It is a high-wing braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. It has two seats in tandem, with the rear seat removable for added cargo carriage. It is also provided with a cargo loading door in the fuselage side to facilitate loading bulky items. Optional fittings included floats or skis in place of the wheeled undercarriage, and a ventral pod to carry extra cargo or fuel.

In 2007, the interstate aircraft company plans to review and update the Arctic tern, with U.S. FAA certification is expected in the first half of the year.