The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing fixed-wing aircraft. First flown in 1955 and still in production today, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft.
The 172 is the big brother of the 152 that most people start to learn to fly in, you will find this an easy transition once you have obtained your license to enable you to carry more friends and family in this lovely aircraft type.
The North Weald Flight Training C172 Fleet proudly consists of:
Performance & specs
Performance* Cessna C-172P
Never exceed speed: 163 knots (188 mph, 302 km/h
Cruise speed: 129 knots (148 mph, 239 km/h)
Stall speed: 46 knots (53 mph, 85 km/h)
Range: 687 nm (791 mi, 1,272 km)
Service ceiling: 4,115 ft (13,500 m)
Rate of climb: 720 ft/min (219 m/m)
Fuel consumption: 43.0 Gallons
Engine power: 160 hp/lb (120 W/kg)
*based on original manufacturer stats.
Length: 27.2 ft (8.28 m)
Wingspan: 36.1 ft (11,00 m)
Height: 8.9 ft (2.72 m)
Wing area: 174 ft² (16.2 m²)
Empty weight: 1,553.5 lbs (705 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 lbs (1,089 kg)
Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360-L2A