Cessna 172

Range: 736.3 mi
Top speed: 188mph
Cruise speed: 140mph
Engine Type: Lycoming IO-360,
Gravity Fed, Fuel Injected
Horsepower: 180 horsepower

The Cessna 172 was arguably the most elegant compromise in the history of aviation. It might not have been the best airplane at doing any one thing, but it was clearly the best at giving its owners a satisfying taste of everything they wanted in a personal airplane. For many of those owners, the 172 was the airplane of a lifetime. Why not? It was and is a great, fun flyer; a good-short-haul, modest-payload cross-country machine; a wonderful trainer and a solid IFR platform.


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