Cessna 172

The Cessna 172 is one of the longest running aircraft in production. In 1959 a Cessna 172 was used to set the world record for flight endurance. Bob Timm and John Cook managed to stay in the air for 64 days, 22 hours, and 19 minute (or 1558.3 for the hour builders) The Cessna 172 is a dependable aircraft which many pilots still opt to use for training and hour building.

General Information

Crew: one pilot
PAX: one passenger
Length:27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)
Wingspan:36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Empty weight:1,691 lb (767 kg)
MTOW:2,450 lb (1,111 kg)
Useful load: 759 lb (344 kg)
Powerplant: Lycoming Io360

Never Exceed Speed: 163 knots
Cruise speed: 122 knots
Stall Speed: 47 kts
Fuel Capacity: 212L
Range: 696 nmi (801 mi; 1,289 km) with 45 minute reserve, 55% power, at 12,000 ft
Service ceiling: 13,500 feet
Rate of climb: 721 ft/min (at gross)

Always look up figures in the POH for the aircraft being flown.