The Cessna 172 is a four seat high wing aircraft. First produced in 1957, it is still in current production in 2006 and like the Cessna 152 is extensively used as an aviation trainer the world over. More than 35 000 have been built.

  • Ab initio training
  • Hire & Fly
  • Conversion to type training
  • Hour building for Commercial students
  • Fully IFR Equipped

Used for initial training, this two seat aircraft has excellent handling qualities. The Cessna 150 is simple, robust and easy to fly. For these reasons it has become one of the world’s most popular basic trainers.

General characteristics

Crew one pilot
Capacity 1 pilot: 1 passenger
Length 7.3 m
Wingspan 10.2 m
Height 2.6 m
Empty weight 1,111 lb (504 kg)
Useful load 490 lb (220 kg)
Max takeoff weight 1,600 lb (730 kg)
Powerplant 1× Continental O-200-Aflat-4 engine, 100 hp (75 kW) at 2,750

Performance

Max speed 141 knots (259 km/h)
Cruise speed 107 knots (198 km/h)
Stall speed 42 knots (78 km/h)
Range 366 nm (678 km)
Service ceiling 14,000 ft (4,300 m)
Rate of climb 670 ft/min (3.4 m/s)
Fuel consumption 6 US gal/h (23 L/h)

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_150