The Cresco, (Latin for "I grow"), combines a short take off and landing performance with a large load carrying capability.  During development, feedback from operators of the Fletcher aircraft regarding areas in which the Fletcher was lacking was taken into account, however the strength of the original design was retained. Without compromising the ruggedness, and with a strong focus on ensuring that there was no additional weight in the aircraft, the Cresco emerged as a well loved aircraft optimised for operations off semi-prepared farm strips in hill country.