Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Trainer / Touring Aircraft

Reims-Cessna F172M Skyhawk © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a single engine four-seat light touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company.
The Cessna 172 was in production by Cessna and Reims (France) between 1956 and 1986. Production resumed in 1997 as Skyhawk 172R and Skyhawk SP, based on Cessna 172B. No aircraft on the world was more often produced than the Cessna 172, until today (2010) more than 43000 Cessna 172 have been produced.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming IO-360-L2A
Engine Power120 kW161 hp
max. Cruise Speed239 km/h129 kts
  148 mph
max. Speed (vne)302 km/h163 kts
  188 mph
Service Ceiling4.115 m13.500 ft
Rate of climb219 m/min720 ft/min
Range1.272 km687 NM
791 mi.
Empty Weight736 kg1.622 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.113 kg2.454 lbs
Wing Span11,00 m36,1 ft
Wing Area16,2 m²174 ft²
Length8,28 m27,2 ft
Height2,72 m8,9 ft
First Flight1955
Production Statusin production
Total Production>43000
Developed fromCessna 170
ICAO CodeC172
Data for (Version)Cessna 172R Skyhawk R
Variants172B, 172R

[Photo-ID: 2620] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Cessna 172 Skyhawk, , D-EHAD, c/n 172-29059,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna
172 Skyhawk
Reg.: D-EHAD
c/n: 172-29059
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 6268] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Cessna 172A, , N7791T, c/n 47391,© Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
Reg.: N7791T
c/n: 47391
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5534] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-27
Cessna 172K, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), 110, c/n 172-58110,© Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Reg.: 110
c/n: 172-58110
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum [Singapore]
[Photo-ID: 5844] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Cessna 172M Skyhawk, , N102PD, c/n 172-61108,© Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
172M Skyhawk
Reg.: N102PD
c/n: 172-61108
Museum of Flying [Santa Monica, CA]
[Photo-ID: 2103] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Cessna 172P Skyhawk, , D-EOMX, c/n 172-75304,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna
172P Skyhawk
Reg.: D-EOMX
c/n: 172-75304
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 3269] © Hartmut Ehlers 2010-04-18
Cessna 172R, Aero-Club Hamburg Motorflug e.V., D-EOEU, c/n 172-80200,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Cessna
Aero-Club Hamburg Motorflug e.V.
Reg.: D-EOEU
c/n: 172-80200
Built in 1997; has a Thielert Centurion 2.0 diesel engine now.
[Uetersen-Heist (EDHE)]
[Photo-ID: 2982] © Hartmut Ehlers 2010-01-18
Cessna C172E, Skylab Escola de Aviacao, PT-LOI, c/n 172-51639,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Cessna
Skylab Escola de Aviacao
Reg.: PT-LOI
c/n: 172-51639
Built 1964; Picture taken after happy landing on runway 20R with photographer as PIC: another exotic flight log entry.
[Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro (SBRJ / SDU)]
[Photo-ID: 2081] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Cessna-Reims F172 Skyhawk, , D-EEZT, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172 Skyhawk
Reg.: D-EEZT
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 2074] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Cessna-Reims F172H Skyhawk, , D-ECFW, c/n F17200740,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172H Skyhawk
Reg.: D-ECFW
c/n: F17200740
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 2076] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Cessna-Reims F172K Skyhawk, , D-ECKP, c/n F17200768,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172K Skyhawk
Reg.: D-ECKP
c/n: F17200768
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 2934] © Karsten Palt 2009-08-16
Cessna-Reims F172M Skyhawk, , D-ECUV, c/n F17200934,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172M Skyhawk
Reg.: D-ECUV
c/n: F17200934
[Wiefelstede-Conneforde (EDWP)]
[Photo-ID: 3764] © Karsten Palt 2009-07-20
Cessna-Reims F172M Skyhawk, , D-EEFR, c/n F17201246,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172M Skyhawk
Reg.: D-EEFR
c/n: F17201246
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 1834] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-03
Cessna-Reims F172M Skyhawk, , OK-TOY, c/n F17201191,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172M Skyhawk
Reg.: OK-TOY
c/n: F17201191
[Friedrichshafen (EDNY / FDH)]
[Photo-ID: 2543] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-04
Cessna-Reims F172M Skyhawk II, , D-EEWY, c/n F17200956,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172M Skyhawk II
Reg.: D-EEWY
c/n: F17200956
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2952] © Hartmut Ehlers 2009-08-15
Cessna-Reims F172N Skyhawk, Aero-Paraclub de Spa, OO-CNW, c/n F17202023,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172N Skyhawk
Aero-Paraclub de Spa
Reg.: OO-CNW
c/n: F17202023
Plane chartered by photographer for a tour with friends after happy return.
[Spa-La Sauvenière (EBSP)]
[Photo-ID: 3272] © Hartmut Ehlers 2010-04-18
Reims F172N Skyhawk II, , D-EOPD, c/n 172-1955,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Reims
F172N Skyhawk II
Reg.: D-EOPD
c/n: 172-1955
Built in 1980.
[Uetersen-Heist (EDHE)]
[Photo-ID: 2963] © Hartmut Ehlers 2009-09-19
Cessna-Reims F172N Skyhawk II, Aero-Club Hamburg Motorflug e.V., D-EOOD, c/n F172-1958,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172N Skyhawk II
Aero-Club Hamburg Motorflug e.V.
Reg.: D-EOOD
c/n: F172-1958
The photographer as PIC of the plane on that day. mfg. 1980
[Husum-Schwesing (EDXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 2083] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Cessna-Reims F172P Skyhawk, Bremer Verein für Luftfahrt, D-EFPE, c/n F17200119,© Karsten Palt, 2009Cessna-Reims
F172P Skyhawk
Bremer Verein für Luftfahrt
Reg.: D-EFPE
c/n: F17200119
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 5600] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-29
Cessna T-41B Mescalero (R172E), Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), 15-054, c/n R172-0055,© Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
T-41B Mescalero (R172E)
Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF)
Reg.: 15-054
c/n: R172-0055
The War Memorial of Korea [Seoul]