The Cessna 172 Skyhawrk is a four-seat, single engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft.
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000.
The 172P, or Skyhawk P, was introduced in 1981 to solve the reliability problems of the "N" engine. The Lycoming O-320-D2J was a great improvement. The "P" model also saw the maximum flap deflection decreased from 40 degrees to 30 to allow a gross weight increase from 2,300 lb (1,043 kg) to 2,400 lb (1,089 kg). A wet wing was optional, with a capacity of 62 US gallons of fuel.
Cabin Volume: 55 cu ft Internal Baggage: 30 cu ft
Crew: 1 Passengers: 3
Max T/O Wight: 2400 Lb Max Landing Wight: 2400 Lb Operating Wight: 1666 Lb Emply Weight: 1454 Lb Fuel Capacity: 42 gal Lb Payload W/Full Fuel: 369 Lb Max Playload: 741 Lb
Balanced Field Length: 1390 ft Landing Distance 2133 ft
Rate of Climb: 700 fpm Max Speed: 123 kts Normal Cruise: 111 kts Economy Cruise: 95 kts Cost per Hour: $ 137.19