The C172 or Skyhawk

The C172 or Skyhawk

It’s one of the most popular planes in the world. Built in 1955, it never stopped to be developped

The C172 is an improve variant of the 170 (conventional landing gear), with tricycle landing gear, which makes it a plane much more easy to drive on the ground.
Its high wings make it a plane very stable perfect for Flight School and the futur pilots.
Called “172” until the end of its production, the new models (built after 1996) are now called “Skyhawk”.

Since its creation, more than 43 000 Cessna Skyhawk has been delivered all over the world, what makes it the most produced plane in the world.

Technical informations


Lenght : 8.28 m
Height : 2.72 m
Wingspan : 11.00 m
Wing Area : 16.17 m2

The most produced plane in the world

Today equiped with a Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit technologies, the Skyhawk is an excellent plane to learn aviation.

Cockpit dans les années 1980

Cockpit in the 80’s


Height : 1.22 m
Width : 1.00 m
Lenght : 3.61 m
Maximum Occupants : 4


Weight: 120 lb (54.4 kg)


Max Ramp Weight: 2,558 lb (1,160 kg)
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,550 lb (1,157 kg)
Max Landing Weight: 2,550 lb (1,157 kg)
Usable Fuel Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Usable Fuel Volume: 53 gal (201 l)
Basic Empty Weight: 1,640 lb (744 kg)
Useful Load: 918 lb (416 kg)
Max Payload: 910 lb (413 kg)
Full Fuel Payload: 600 lb (272 kg)

Cockpit between 1990 to 2000

Cockpit depuis 2009

Cockpit since 2009


Max Cruise Speed: 124 ktas (230 km/h)
Max Range: 640 nm (1,185 km)
Takeoff Distance: 1,630 ft (497 m)
Landing Distance: 1,335 ft (407 m)
Service Ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,267 m)
Max Climb Rate: 730 fpm ft (223 mpm)
Max Limit Speed: 163 kias (302 km/h)
Stall Speed: 48 kcas (89 km/h)