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An Overview of the Cessna 170

As traffic jams become more commonplace in many busy cities around the world today, many would joke about taking helicopters to work. Many do not know, though, that in the 1940s, the Cessna Aircraft Company already thought about this. They thought of the man who traveled for work, or the “businessman-pilot.” Lo and behold, by 1948, the Cessna 170 was born.  According to a piece written by Mark Twombly for AOPA Pilot, the Cessna 170 “was conceived as a growth version of the two-seat Cessna 120/140.” Its wings were fabric-covered, had rounded tips, and V-type struts. It had a fuel tank capable of carrying 37.5 ...