<!-- This article is a part of WikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout. -->The Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern (named after the bird) was a bush plane produced in small numbers in Alaska in the 1970s and 1980s. It was a strengthened and modernised version of the Interstate Cadet of the 1940s. It was a high-wing braced monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. It had two seats in tandem, with the rear seat removable for added cargo carriage. It was also provided with a cargo loading door in the fuselage side to facilitate loading bulky items. Optional fittings included floats or skis in place of the wheeled undercarriage, and a ventral pod to carry extra cargo or fuel.
In 2007, the Interstate Aircraft Company was planning a revised and updated Arctic Tern, with USFAAcertification expected in the first half of the year.<!-- ==Development== --><!-- ==Operational history== --><!-- ==Variants== --><!-- ==Aircraft markings== --><!-- ==Units using this aircraft/Operators (choose)== -->