The Cessna 172 is a single-engine propeller-driven aircraft. The aircraft has four seats. The Cessna 172 is the most widely sold aircraft in the world. More than 45,000 aircraft have been delivered. Almost every flying school has a Cessna in its hangar, and almost every pilot has flown some hours on a Cessna.
The aircraft is a high-decker. The wings are on the top. Because of this, the downward visibility is much better than with a low-decker. Characteristic of the Cessna 172 are the struts that support the wings.
The aircraft has been on the market since 1956 and is one of the most widely used training aircraft.
|Maximum Take Off Weight||1089 kg|
|Empty weight||691 kg|
|Cruising speed||105 knots (194 km/h)|
|Maximum Speed||128 knots (237 km/h)|
|Stall speed||41 knots (76 km/h)|
|Maximum crosswind||15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Maximum distance||965 km|
|Fuel consumption||26 l/hour|
|Fuel Capacity||152 liter|
|Maximum altitude||13000 feet (3962 m)|
|New price||€ 200,000 (2022)|
These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Cessna 172. 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.