Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Written by Tom Jenkins On September - 30 - 2011 under Airplanes Comments Off on Cessna 172 Skyhawk

From simple wooden biplane to sophisticated metal or light composite aircraft with one engine, these are the types of aircrafts are what amateur pilots want for fun or for business travelers. Thousands of such models have been developed over the last century but there are a few memorable examples.

Recording the highest production in history, Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft was manufactured in 1956 for the first time and are still widely manufactured, although for more than ten years (mid 80s to mid 90s) its production was stopped. Over 43,000 Skyhawks devices have been built so far, but at four places remain one of the most popular aircraft in the world. Go to any airport and you’ll notice dozens of Cessna 172. Many versions of Cessna 172 and Cessna 175 aircraft were produced in the U.S. and France (by Reims Aviation). With a high degree of stability at low speeds, Cessna 172 is an excellent patrol aircraft and also an excellent search and rescue aircraft. This type of aircraft is also operated by many air forces worldwide.


Crew: four, one pilot and three passengers
Length: 8.28 m
Wingspan: 11.00 m
Height: 2.72 m
Wing area: 16.2 m2
Empty weight: 767 kg
Maximum weight: 1.111 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 212 liters
Engine: Lycoming IO-1 x 360-L2A 4-cylinder, 160 hp (120 kW)


Cruising speed: 226 km / h
Minimum speed: 87 km / h (with flaps, engine 0%)
Maximum speed: 302 km / h
Range: 1.289 km (with a reserve of 45 minutes)
Ceiling: 4,100 m
Ascension speed: 3.66 m / s

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