Cessna 152 Aerobat

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The Cessna 152 is an American two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation aeroplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use. First delivered in 1977 as the 1978 model year, the 152 was a modernisation of the proven Cessna 150 design.

The great majority of 152s were built at the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas. A number of aircraft were also built by Reims Aviation of France and given the designation F152/FA152. Production of the 152 was ended in 1985 when Cessna ended production of all of their light aircraft; by that time, a total of 7,584 examples of the 152, including A152 and FA152 Aerobat aerobatic variants, had been built worldwide.

Many Cessna 152s are in service today. No new aircraft produced has been able to surpass the stability and reliability of the Cessna 152 as a training aircraft.

General characteristics*

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 24 ft 1 in (7.3 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 4 in (10.2 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
  • Empty weight: 490 kg
  • Max. takeoff weight: 757 kg
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235-L2C flat-4 engine, 110 hp (82 kW) driving a 69-inch (175 cm), two-blade, fixed-pitch McCauley propeller.

Performance*

  • Maximum speed: 110 knots, 204 km/h
  • Cruise speed: 107 knots, 198 km/h
  • Stall speed: 43 knots, 79 km/h, unpowered, flaps down
  • Range: 414 nm, 768 km

*This information is provided as a guide only and not intended to replace the Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH). The Pilot in Command should cross check the POH of the aircraft they intend to use prior to flight.

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