Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The Cessna 172 holds the reputation as the most successful aircraft in terms of airplanes built. Over 44,000 have been built by Cessna since its debut in 1956. This high-wing, tricycle gear aircraft was the successor to the Cessna 170. This aircraft has been popular for training operations and personal use.

Cessna 172 Variants

  • Cessna 172 (1956-1959, S/N 28000 – 46754)
  • Cessna 172A (1960, S/N 46755-47746)
  • Cessna 172B (1961, S/N 47747-48734
  • Cessna 172C (1962, S/N 48735-49544)
  • Cessna 172D (1963, S/N 49545-50572)
  • Cessna 172E (1964, S/N 50573-51822)
  • Cessna 172F (1965, S/N 51823-53392)
  • Cessna 172G (1966, S/N 53393-54892)
  • Cessna 172H (1967, S/N 54893-56512)
  • Cessna 172I (1968, S/N 56513-57161)
  • Cessna 172K (1969-1970, S/N 57162-59223)
  • Cessna R172K (1977-1981, S/N R2000-R3454)
  • Cessna 172L (1971-1972, S/N 59904-60758)
  • Cessna 172M (1973-1976, S/N 60759-67584)
  • Cessna 172N (1977-1980, S/N 67585-74009)
  • Cessna 172RG (1980-1985, S/N 1-1191)
  • Cessna 172P (1981-1986, S/N 74010-76673)
  • Cessna 172Q (1983-1984, S/N 75869-76259)
  • Cessna 172R (1997-2012, S/N 004-81622)
  • Cessna 172S (1998-Present, S/N 8001-12114+)

Cessna 172 Specs (Latest Model)

  • Seats: 4
  • MTOW: 2450 lbs
  • Cruise: 122 kts
  • Takeoff (50 ft) 1685 ft
  • Landing (50 ft) 1295 ft
  • Wing span 36′ 1″
  • Length 26′ 11″
  • Height 8′ 11″

Cessna 172 Modifications/Conversions

  • TAWS B
  • Garmin SVT
  • Ascend 172 IFR
  • STOL

Cessna 172 Engine

  • Continental O-300-A/C/D (172 – 172H), 145 HP, 1800 TBO
  • Lycoming O-320-E2D (172I-172M), 150 HP, 2000 TBO
  • Continental IO-360-K/KB (R172K), 195 HP, 1500/2000/2200 TBO
  • Lycoming O-320-H2AD/D2J (172N-172P), 160 HP, 2000 TBO
  • Lycoming O-360-F1A6 (172RG), 180 HP, 2000 TBO
  • Lycoming O-360-A4N (172Q), 180 HP, 2000 TBO
  • Lycoming IO-360-L2A (172R-172S), 160 HP (172R), 180 HP (172S), 2000 TBO

Related Aircraft

  • Cessna 170
  • Cessna 182
  • Cessna 206
  • Cessna 175
  • Cessna 177

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