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Cessna 152

Cessna 152


The Cessna 152 is a two-seater aircraft, with high wings. The aircraft is designed for flying lessons and personal use. It is a further developed version of the Cessna 152, with minor changes from the original design. The Cessna 152 has a somewhat heavier engine than the Cessna 150.

The aircraft entered the market in 1977 and was built until 1985. Although the aircraft is no longer in use, it is still used by many flight schools for basic training.

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

Brand Cessna
Type 152
Pilots 1
Passengers 1
Maximum Take Off Weight 757 kg
Empty weight 490 kg
Payload 267 kg
Cruising speed 107 knots (198 km/h)
Stall speed 43 knots (80 km/h)
Maximum distance 768 km
Maximum altitude 14700 feet (4481 m)
Span 10.2 m
Height 7.3 m
ICAO code C152

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Cessna 152. 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 152

How high can the Cessna 152 fly?

To about 14,700 feet, that is about 4,481 meters. The exact altitude depends on several factors, such as weight and ambient temperature.

How far can a Cessna 152 fly?

The range is about 768 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 152 weigh?

Empty the aircraft weighs about 490 kg. Including fuel, passengers and baggage, the aircraft must not weigh more than 757 kg. The maximum amount of fuel, passengers and baggage that can be carried is 267 kg.

Flying in a Cessna 152

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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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