Aviation Adventures Flight School

Cessna C-172P




General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Capacity: three passengers
Length: 23.3 feet (7.16 m)
Wingspan: 30.0 feet (9.2 m)
Height: 7.3 feet (2.25 m)
Wing area: 160 sq ft (15.14 m²)
Airfoil: NACA 652-415
Empty weight: 1201 lb (544 kg)
Loaded weight: 2150 lb (975 kg)
Useful load: 949 lb (430 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 2150 lb (975 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320-E2A Sensenich M74DM propeller, 150 hp (113 kW)
Propeller diameter: 74 inches (1.9 m)


Maximum speed: 123 knots (142 mph, 230 km/h)
Cruise speed: 108 knots (124 mph, 200 km/h)
Stall speed: 47 knots (54 mph, 87 km/h)
Range: 465 nm (535 sm, 867 km)
Service ceiling: 14,300 feet (4400 m)
Rate of climb: 660 ft/min (3.4 m/s)
Wing loading: 13.4 lb/sq ft (64.4 kg/m2)
Power/mass: 14.3 lb/hp (0.116 kW/kg) 

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

 Sunwards I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

 Of sun-split clouds – and done a thousand things

 You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

 High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there,

 I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung

 My eager craft through footless halls of air,

 Up, up the long delirious burning blue

 I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

 Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;

 And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod

 The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

 Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

- John Magee -