Aircraft Industries 101B Arava N302CL
Designed as a turboprop STOL
Light cargo aircraft in the late 1960s. This aircraft was ex-
Argentinean, and was flown
to Raleigh North Airport (where this shot was taken in 2004) to
become part of the sky diving
fleet, a role for which it appeared ideal. In the event the owner
claimed that the FAA had a
hang up about registering it, so he sold it. Having said that it
appears to be still US
registered and living in Florida, the only one current in the US.
however, lots of Aravas still flying in all parts of the world.