Cessna 172P

Technical Specifications

Exterior

  • Exterior Height: 8 ft 8 in
  • Wing Span: 35 ft 8 in
  • Length: 26 ft 9 in

Interior

  • Cabin Volume: 55 cu ft
  • Internal Baggage: 30 cu ft

Occupancy

  • Crew: 1
  • Passengers: 3

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 2400 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 2400 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 1666 Lb
  • Empty Weight: 1454 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 42 gal Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 369 Lb
  • Max Payload: 741 Lb

Range

  • Normal Range: 140 nm
  • Max Range: 730 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 13000 ft

Distances

  • Balanced Field Length: 1390 ft
  • Landing Distance: 2133 ft

Performance

  • Rate of Climb: 700 fpm
  • Max Speed: 123 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 111 kts
  • Economy Cruise: 95 kts
  • Cost per Hour: $ 137.19

Power Plant

  • Engines: 1
  • Engine Mfg: Lycoming
  • Engine Model: O-320-D2J
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Description

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft.
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production models in 1956. As of 2015 Cessna and its partners had built more than 43,000.
The 172P, or Skyhawk P, was introduced in 1981 to solve the reliability problems of the "N" engine. The Lycoming O-320-D2J was a great improvement. The "P" model also saw the maximum flap deflection decreased from 40 degrees to 30 to allow a gross weight increase from 2,300 lb (1,043 kg) to 2,400 lb (1,089 kg). A wet wing was optional, with a capacity of 62 US gallons of fuel.