I am working toward a business idea I have been molding over the last couple years. The scope of the business is unimportant but what I would like to one day build towards is my own company plane. I hope that at some point it will be better to buy a plane as a business expense than to give 40+ % of that money over to the feds!
Of course the plane would need to be functional for work which would basically entail pretty standard flying to villages and towns off and on the road system. I would not plan on carrying more than about 500 lbs of cargo but I would like to be able to use it to haul my family around as well. The family consist of my wife (barely over 5' tall) and 3 boys who will probably all be over 6' and 200 lbs in their late teen years! I am about 265lbs ad 6'5" now myself.
I would think that to travel cross country safely I would need to be instrument rated and plane should have the necessary equipment. I wouldn't plan on flying in adverse conditons but it IS Alaska.
Then there is the kicker, I would really like to use the plane off airport...I was thinking C-180 for this, but not sure if it would be fast enough to fly to say Kotz from Anc in a reasonable amount of time. They also don't seat 5 people either that I am aware of so that means mom or one of the kids would have to stay home and I am not thrilled about that.
I have a vision for where my company will be in 10 years and in that vision there is a plane, I just don't know what that plane is! Any ideas? Perhaps a bush hawk? Not sure if anything fits these specs! <grin> Thought it might be fun to kick around though.