Cessna 182A       N5863B        (c/n  33863)


                                    Just as the 170 spawned the tri-gear 172, so, in 1956, did the 180 begat the 182.   This developed,
                                    over the years into various versions including the Skylane and Skylane RG (retractractable gear).
                                    My shot of this 1956 model 182A was taken on the Air Oasis ramp (a large Cessna dealership)
                                    at Long Beach Municipal Airport  in 1957.    Note, no chocks in place (and the keys were in the
                                    ignition...........and, No, I didn't).   Seen below is a Cessna Aircraft Company photograph of the
                                    prototype Cessna 182 N41782.