Cessna, 172 Skyhawk

C172 - Cessna Skyhawk

C172 – Cessna Skyhawk

ICAO type designator: C172

ICAO type description: L1P

Wake turbulance category: L

Max operating level: FL 100*

Typical cruising speed: 110 kt

Climb performance: Poor

Approach category: A

Special remarks:

*The C172 has got a higher operating level – but in practice this is what to expect.

Nice to know:

MTOW: 1157 kg

Passengers: 3 + 1 pilot

What to look for:

  • High wings with wing struts
  • Fixed landing gear
  • Much shorter (and smaller)  than the C208 Caravan

The C172 is one of the most common aircraft used for basic flight training. A total of over 42000 aircraft of the Cessna 172 family has been built since the introduction on 1955. The Cessna 172 is still in production.

Similar aircraft in the Cessna family is the C150/152 (Two seats), C177 (Intended replacement of the C172), C182 (High performance 4 seats), C206 and C210 (6 seats)

Cessna 172 seen from above

Cessna 172 seen from above