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A 4872.jpg stock photo Cessna 207 Yute Air on the ramp at Quinhagak Alaska USA
Yute Air Cessna 207 parked at the new Quinhagak Airport in western Alaska. The aircraft has earned the nickname "the sled" among the pilots who flying airplane day in and day out in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Sled is able to fly up to 1500 pounds and has the gross weight of 3800 pounds. It can seat pilot and seven people. It is the most commonly used small airplane flying people, mail, and freight in and out of the small Alaskan Native communities in Alaska. It is a work horse, designed to land and take off from short gravel runways with a load. This aircraft has just over 16,000 airframe hours; there are some airplanes with more than 32,000 airframe hours.