172 Wing

Sep 25
2013

What is your opinion of the Cessna 172?

What are the good and bad things about the cessna 172

Some of the answers given are pretty good some aren't (so far)

The C-172 is a good aircraft, I have many hours in them. They aren't really fast (about 120 mph) so they aren't too good for long cross country flights. But then neither is the Piper Cherokee 140.

If you fill the fuel tanks and put four average people in it on a hot day you may run out of runway before you get in the air. They don't have a great useful load.

For a little more advanced trainer especially for instrument flight instruction they do quite well.

No, they don't have the ground effect for landing like a low wing aircraft, but you don't have to crawl up over the wing to get in either. But I do know quite a few pilots with funny looking scares on their foreheads from finding the trailing edge of a flap with their head.

For a good basic airplane they are very good. Easy to maintain and fly fairly enexpensively.

For more speed, you need at least a C-182 which is a little larger than a C-172. It goes fast enough to be used for longer X-country flights. Tail draggers are also great such as the C-180 or C-185.

Be sure to check all the maintenence records and log books on the aircraft if you are looking to buy one. Be sure all ADs (latest revision) are complied with. Don't go just by the log books..see that they are complied with by S/N, Time, etc. Be sure that all STC's have their proper paper work and log entries. There are also manditory service letters issued by Cessna that although not absolutly required it is a good idea to at least check them out. Have the airplane inspected by a qualified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic that you know and trust. Know everything about that airplane before you buy it you can save yourself lots of headachs. Most C-172's are getting older and although good airplanes they need to be properly maintained. This is true for any airplane.

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