What is a good price for a Cessna 172?

What is a good price for a Cessna 172?

Given that there are so many variations and features of the Cessna 172, the cost to buy one varies massively. You can expect to pay around $400,000US for a brand new Skyhawk, however prices sit at around $300,000 for a modern 172 on the pre-owned market.

How much does a 2020 Cessna 172 cost?

The 180 hp 172S, referred to by Cessna as the 172-SP, goes for $307,500; the 160 hp 172R sells for $274,900. Newer models still aren’t cheap.

Can you do aerobatics in a Cessna 172?

The Cessna 172 is not rated for aerobatics. It is not designed to handle the stress and it probably won’t.

Can a Cessna 172 fly over the Rocky Mountains?

Following I-80 through Wyoming or I-90 through Montana is do-able in a 172, in good VFR weather and benign wind. Terrain is high, but mostly flat along the highways and not as scary as it looks on the chart.

Why are Cessna 172 so expensive?

The rising price of airplanes has far outstripped inflationary increases. A new Cessna 172 Skyhawk cost about $15,000 in 1972. Aircraft manufacturers frequently cite the cost and complexity of certification as a reason for high retail costs and the reason that we don’t see much innovation in certified aircraft.

Can 172 DO loops?

Properly loaded, the 172 is certificated in the Utility Category and, also approved for spins. A properly executed loop need not place any more “G” stress on the airframe than pulling out of a spin.

How many G’s can a Cessna 172 handle?

Normal Category airplanes are required to withstand +3.8Gs, which is the design limit. Design limit means if you exceed it, permanent bending will occur, but not break apart. Ultimate load factor is 50% above that in every POH I’ve read, so that means it’d take 5.7Gs at max gross weight to make a 172 break apart.

What is the easiest route over the Rockies?

Congratulations, you have crossed the Rockies the easy way (the Union Pacific way). From here, the only sensible road is I-84 west (actual northwest) – some time around Boise you should be planning your route into Oregon proper.

What mountain pass crosses the Continental Divide?

Loveland Pass, Colorado Loveland Pass in Colorado is one of the most photographed Continental Divide crossings as well as easiest. It climbs a massive 11,990 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains. It’s located about 60 miles west of Denver on U.S. Highway 6.

What is the best year Cessna 172 to buy?

The 1998 Cessna 172 is among his top picks, after the 1974 model. The prices of both the 1986 172P and 1997 172R models have dramatically plunged since 2008, but both have leveled off.

When did the Cessna 172 series come out?

Over 43,000 units have been produced since the model took to the skies in 1956 with more being made each year as demand for the aircraft remains steady to this day. A well-equipped aircraft with reasonable cruise speeds and endurance, the 172 is a perfect fit for both private owners and instructional institutions alike.

What’s the stall speed on a Cessna 172?

The cruise speed at 75% is 114 knots and the stall speed is 43 knots. The empty weight is 1335 lb and the gross weight is 2300 lb. To view the various models currently available, please check out our Cessna aircraft for sale for descriptions and photos or PLACE A LISTING of your aircraft for sale.

What kind of undercarriage does a Cessna 172 have?

It was developed from the 1948 Cessna 170, using tricycle undercarriage, rather than a tail-dragger configuration. Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history.

Is there a 1975 Cessna 172M Skyhawk for sale?

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