The history of Cessna is a long line of firsts. Introduced in 1956 with tricycle landing gear, the Cessna 182 becomes the most popular high-performance single engine aircraft. The fact that the very first production Cessna 182 remains operational today is noteworthy. The striking original paint scheme mixed with the luster of highly polished aluminum is truly a newsworthy show stopper. The airplane flies as well as it looks, making N4966E a popular feature in aviation publications as well as at air shows.