Our Story


The Modern Evolution of Legendary Taildraggers

At Bushliner, we recognize the legendary history of Cessna’s taildraggers, which were pioneers of their time, renowned for their performance and timeless design. However, we understand that as these aircraft age, they can become a liability, requiring extensive restoration efforts to meet safety, legal, and performance standards. That’s why we proudly present the Bushliner 1850—an exceptional alternative for aviation enthusiasts seeking the best of both worlds.

Our Story: Founded by Cessna and Boeing Experts

At Bushliner, we have a deep understanding of the aviation industry, and our team consists of passionate individuals who have worked with renowned companies like Cessna and Boeing. Drawing on our expertise and rich experience, we have created the Bushliner 1850 as a tribute to the heritage of classic taildraggers while incorporating modern advancements in aircraft technology and safety.


Cessna’s taildraggers have legendary-history. In the 40’s through 80’s when they were mass-produced, they were cutting edge aircraft and decades later are still sought after for their performance and styling. After years of wear and use these aircraft are becoming a liability. To simply bring them up to safety, legal, and performance standards a person looking for a DIY project has to start with the purchase of one that appears to be in the least worst condition, and then begin the process of tearing into it to discover the true condition of the aircraft. Weibull suggests that failures will accumulate statistically over hours and years. This means that for existing airframes, more repairs will be needed than can continually be accomplished.

The Bushliner 1850: A Perfect Blend of Classic and Contemporary

The Bushliner 1850 is not just another aircraft; it is a meticulously designed, factory-built masterpiece that combines the spirit of vintage taildraggers with the reliability and performance of a modern aircraft. With its sleek lines, attention to detail, and advanced engineering, the Bushliner 1850 pays homage to the legendary aircraft of the past while setting new standards for the future.