N185KA is a 1979 Cessna 185F. It has been upgraded to an IO550 with an 88” 3-blade McCauley prop; a power plant combination that serves well when flying heavy loads on skis or floats. It has an 88 gallon wet wing configuration and, when flowing for economy, has tremendous range, which makes Alaska flying so much more enjoyable. The back seat is easily removable thus providing a very dynamic load-hauling platform. 5KA flies on Aerocet 3500s, LH4000 wheel skis and Gar Aero tundra tires.