Cessna had sales demonstration mockups of the cabin interior made for all of their aircraft. With one wall removed and the floor discretely extended to fill the foreground, they could give a deceptively generous impression of the interior space. In the Cardinal's case, that impression was not too much of an exaggeration. Small plane interiors have always been cramped, but the Cardinal is a notable exception. It still has one of the largest cabins in it's class, with even more space than the substantially larger 182 Skylane, and the rear seat passengers enjoy more legroom than many full sized automobiles.

In 1974, it was fashionable to color-coordinate your airplane with your clothing. I actually like the suit, but I shudder to think of the wardrobe of Yellowbird's first owner.

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