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Cessna 150

Cessna 150


The Cessna 150 is a two-seater aircraft, with high wings. The aircraft was designed for flying lessons and personal use. In 1977, the aircraft was succeeded by the Cessna 152, with minor changes from the original design.

The Cessna 150 is the fifth most produced aircraft ever, with 23839 produced. The Cessna 150 was offered for sale in the 150 basic model, Commuter, Commuter II, Patroller and the aerobatic Aerobat models.

In 2007, Cessna announced a successor to the 150 and 152, the Cessna 162 Skycatcher.

Brand Cessna
Type 150
Pilots 1
Passengers 1
Maximum Take Off Weight 726 kg
Empty weight 509 kg
Payload 217 kg
Cruising speed 82 knots (152 km/h)
Maximum Speed 140 knots (259 km/h)
Stall speed 42 knots (78 km/h)
Maximum distance 780 km
Fuel Capacity 85 liter
Maximum altitude 14000 feet (4267 m)
Span 10.1 m
Height 7.3 m
ICAO code C150

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Cessna 150. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.

Frequently asked questions about the Cessna 150

How fast does a Cessna 150 fly?

An Cessna 150 is normally flying at about 152 km/h (82 knots), which is its cruising speed. It can fly a bit faster, but never more than 259 km/h (140 knots).

How high can the Cessna 150 fly?

To about 14,000 feet, that is about 4,267 meters. The exact altitude depends on several factors, such as weight and ambient temperature.

How far can a Cessna 150 fly?

The range is about 780 kilometres. The distance also depends on how fast you fly and whether there is much wind. A possible diversion to another airport is also taken into account.

How much does a Cessna 150 weigh?

Empty the aircraft weighs about 509 kg. Including fuel, passengers and baggage, the aircraft must not weigh more than 726 kg. The maximum amount of fuel, passengers and baggage that can be carried is 217 kg.

About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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