Cessna 172 SkyHawk

With more than 43,000 delivered, the Cessna Skyhawk is a proven and reliable training aircraft.  Cessna’s classic high-wing design offers many practical benefits including stable flight characteristics and increased visibility.

CTCTC uses 172s for both ab initio and advanced flight naviagation training.  Twelve of our Cessna 172s are equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite.  This "glass cockpit" design is identical to the avionic suite found in the twin-engine DA42 and is very similar to that found on modern passenger aircraft.

Number in NZ fleet - 20

Crew - 1 pilot
Capacity - 4 (3 passengers)
Length - 27ft 2in (8.28m)
Wingspan - 36ft 1in (11.00m)
Height - 8ft 11in (2.72m)
Empty weight - 767kg
Maximum take-off weight - 1,156kg
Engine - 1 x Lycoming 4 cylinder, IO-360-L2A producing 180hp
Cruise speed - 124kts
Clean stall speed - 48kts
Never exceed speed - 163kts (188mph)
Range - 696nm
Max altitude - 14,000ft


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